Summary: This text provides an introduction to the history and civilization of Spain. All important cultural and historical information from previous editions has been retained in this new edition, and new information about modern-day political organization and culture has been added. With added emphasis on the regional divisions of Spain and improved treatment of women, this text is an excellent vehicle for introducing intermediate or advanced students to Spanish civilizatio ...show moren and culture. Last two chapters have been revised to reflect changes and recent developments in contemporary Spain. New 60 minute authentic video footage with be integrated into the text with an icon. Many new maps and photos have been included to update the look and feel of the text. Post-reading questions have been revised to include two types: a) information questions and b) thought questions. Source materials have been expanded to allow students to investigate a topic in depth on their own or with other students. This material will also be helpful for profs in devising out of class assignments.