The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain

The history and culture of Madrid, the cluster of historical cities at an easy distance (Segovia, Avila and Toledo) and the heartlands of Castile - the core of Spanish civilisation.

Author: Alastair Boyd

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639378

Category: Travel

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The history and culture of Madrid, the cluster of historical cities at an easy distance (Segovia, Avila and Toledo) and the heartlands of Castile - the core of Spanish civilisation.
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The Companion Guide to the South of Spain

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately the places and people of whom he writes , and is able to communicate this ... LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN .

Author: Alfonso Lowe

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639335

Category: Travel

Page: 440

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I value the traditional virtues of the Companion Guides... actually written by an individual rather than packaged by production teams... straightforward intelligent guides to cultural sites. BOOKSELLER Andalucia in its heyday, after the invasion of the Moors in 711, was famous for its wealth and fertility, and the province's Moorish character remains distinct; even before the Moors, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Vandals had all been drawn to this beautiful land. The Moors cultivated science and the arts, and their influence was felt throughout western Europe - in the songs of the troubadours, the poems of Dante and the discoveries of Copernicus; their merchants enriched the province; their courtiers and architects set new standards of luxurious living. This glory finally ended in 1492, when the Christian armies of the Reconquista entered Granada, but much remains in the three Moorish towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, and the country round about, to recall the great times. Alfonso Lowe is an admirable guide, from the intricacies of the distinction between Mozarabic and Mudejar Moorish styles to the characteristic dishes to be found in restaurants and bars - and to the adjacent territories of Murcia and the greater part of Alicante.
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Anderson s Travel Companion

A Guide to the Best Non-Fiction and Fiction for Travelling Compiled by Sarah Anderson. GUIDES ✓ Baedeker's Madrid 1992 ✓ The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain Alastair Boyd 1988 (1974) ✓ Visitor's Guide Northern and Central ...

Author: Compiled by Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351958394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.
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The Companion Guide to Paris

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... DISTRICT · LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · ROME SICILY SOUTH OF SPAIN · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE TO PARIS ...

Author: Anthony Glyn

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639203

Category: Travel

Page: 319

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`An exuberant performance' THE TIMES
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The Companion Guide to New York

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately ... GREEK ISLANDS · ISTANBUL · KENT AND SUSSEX LAKE DISTRICT · LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN PARIS · ROME .

Author: Michael Leapman

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639327

Category: Travel

Page: 323

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Written with unfailing common sense, as well as insight and affection... the perfect guide to this tremendous city OBSERVER A true traveller's companion and friend SUNDAY TELEGRAPH For more than thirty years Michael Leapman has been intimately involved with New York as a journalist, resident or frequent visitor. Here he takes readers with him on a series of walks through the heart of Manhattan and beyond, explaining how it came to be the world's most fabulous city, as well as revealing its present-day secrets. When the original edition of this incomparable guide was published in 1983, it won the Thomas Cook award as the guide book of the year. After he revised it in 1991 it was chosen by New York Magazine as the best of nearly a hundred books about the city. Now he has been back to retrace his steps. Thoroughly updated, this book is packed with inspiration, revelation, and sound practical advice. MICHAEL LEAPMAN lived in New York for seven years, as correspondent for The Times, reporting perceptively on the city's delights and foibles. He continues to visit New York regularly and to write about it for magazines and other newspapers. This is a reissue of a book first published in 1983 and last revised in 2000. It therefore includes references to and descriptions of the World Trade Center. These have been left in for historical interest.
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The Companion Guide to Ireland

It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately the places and ... LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · PARIS · ROME - SOUTH OF SPAIN SICILY · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE TO ...

Author: Brendan Lehane

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639343

Category: Travel

Page: 519

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As well as being a practical guide it's an exhilarating read... It is a delightful thing: anybody contemplaing crossing to Ireland for pleasure shouldn't think of going without consulting it. OBSERVER
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The Companion Guide to Mainland Greece

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · PARIS · ROME SICILY SOUTH OF SPAIN · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE TO MAINLAND ...

Author: Brian De Jongh

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639351

Category: Travel

Page: 559

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When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, 'Southern Greece' and 'Mainland Greece', were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development. Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.
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The Companion Guide to St Petersburg

GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE GREECE GREEK ISLANDS- IRELAND ISTANBUL KENT AND SUSSEX · LAKE DISTRICT · LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN . NEW YORK PARIS · ROME SICILY SOUTH OF SPAIN · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE TO ST PETERSBURG KYRIL ...

Author: Kyril FitzLyon

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639408

Category: Art

Page: 478

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As a guide to the hidden city, reconstructed, imagined and remembered, as well as to St Petersburg today, this book is highly recommended. It will take you to parts of the city and corners of buildings that other guides do not reach and reveal stories that others do not tell.
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The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately the places and people of whom he writes , and is able to communicate this knowledge and affection to his ...

Author: A. J. Youngson

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639386

Category: Architecture

Page: 420

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Long overdue: Revised, updated, freshly-illustrated Edinburgh joins the Companion Guide series, informative on Edinburgh's - and Scotland's - past and present.
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The Companion Guide to Venice

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately ... MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · PARIS · ROME SICILY SOUTH OF SPAIN Venice HUGH HONOUR COMPANION GUIDES ...

Author: Hugh Honour

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639246

Category: Travel

Page: 299

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`It offers all that the visitor with a concern for beauty and for leisurely sight-seeing will require.' Financial Times`If ever a guidebook were designed to be read as literature it is Mr Honour's. Even those who know Venice well and love it well will add to their appreciation from this seemingly endless store of information.' Economist
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The Companion Guide to Istanbul and Around the Marmara

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · PARIS · ROME SICILY · SOUTH OF SPAIN · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE TO ...

Author: John Freely

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639319

Category: Travel

Page: 428

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The traveller gets exactly what he needs, and in a handy format. THE TIMES The author seems to have covered every road in the country, and has something of interest to say about virtually every site. COUNTRY LIFE
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The Companion Guide to Wales

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows ... MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN · NEW YORK PARIS · ROME · SICILY · SOUTH OF SPAIN ST PETERSBURG · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE ...

Author: David Barnes

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639432

Category: History

Page: 420

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Acclaimed guide to what Wales has to offer both native and visitor alike.
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The Companion Guide to Berlin

It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows intimately the places ... THE DORDOGNE GREECE GREEK ISLANDS IRELAND ISTANBUL KENT AND SUSSEX · LAKE DISTRICT LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN .

Author: Brian Ladd

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1900639289

Category: History

Page: 488

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Berlin's traumatic past and vibrant present explored and explained in a guide to the culture, buildings and society of the city.
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The Companion Guide to Kent and Sussex

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... DISTRICT LONDON · MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · PARIS · ROME SICILY · TURKEY · VENICE THE COMPANION GUIDE TO ...

Author: Keith Spence

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1900639262

Category: Travel

Page: 428

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This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of KEITH SPENCE's essential guide to two of the most beautiful - and often still unspoiled - counties in England, which on its first publication quickly established itself as the best available guide to the area. Mr Spence shows how much as yet survives and how rich, varied and fascinating this part of England still is. He writes sensitively and knowledgeably about buildings and architecture, and has a keen sense of the detail that gives identity to a place. There is much to be learned from this book, which maintains the high standard of the Companion Guide series. OBSERVER
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A Pilgrim in Spain

Boyd, Alastair, The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain (Woodbridgez Boydell 86 Brewer, 2002). Bray, Xavier, The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 16001700 (London: National Gallery, 2009).

Author: Christopher Howse

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826497697

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Christopher Howse, a writer/assistant editor at The Daily Telegraph, finds that being a pilgrim in Spain is a bigger, more surprising experience than he suspected.
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Cities Of Spain

Alonso Montero, Xesus, Galicia vista por los no gallegos, Jucar, Madrid, 1974. ... Bell, Aubrey, The Magic of Spain, Bodley Head, London, ... Boyd, Alastair, Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain, Collins, London, 1974.

Author: David Gilmour

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448138333

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Unlike France and England, Spain has not been dominated by its capital, and the focus of its history shifts from city to city over the centuries, illuminating different features of the country's past. Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid have at various times managed to establish a political and cultural supremacy, Cadiz and Barcelona dominated the economy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Salanca housed one of the great universities of medieval Europe while Santiago became the second religious centre of Christendom. In CITIES OF SPAIN David Gilmour takes us on a journey from Visigothic kingdom and the Cordoban caliphate to the Madrid of today. The portrait of these cities both now and in the heyday reveal both their spirit and their significance, and allowed the reader an intimate view of one of Europe's most fascinating and intriguing countries.
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The Companion Guide to London

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... ISTANBUL • KENT AND SUSSEX LAKE DISTRICT MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN NEW YORK · PARIS · ROME · SOUTH OF SPAIN SICILY ...

Author: David Piper

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 190063936X

Category: Travel

Page: 450

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Has strong claims to be among the best guidebooks ever written. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Calls our attention to everything beautiful, historic or curious left in the heart of London. SUNDAY TIMES
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The Companion Guide to the Lake District

It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows intimately the places and ... EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE : GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE LONDON · MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN MAINLAND ...

Author: Frank Welsh

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1900639238

Category: Travel

Page: 358

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Comprehensive guide to the Lake District, fully revised and updated.
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The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows ... DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE · GREEK ISLANDS LAKE DISTRICT · LONDON MADRID AND CENTRAL SPAIN ...

Author: Richard Barber

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639270

Category: Travel

Page: 334

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The corner of south-west France comprising Gascony and the Dordogne is the quintessence of provincial France. Many will be content to enjoy the douceur de vivre, the good food and the unspoiled countryside, but for those who are interested in the past this is rich terrain. Much of England's history between 1154 and 1453 was bound up with events in the region, as the French lands of Henry II remorselessly slipped from the grasp of the English kings. This is the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Gaston Phebus, the scene of Richard I's death, and of the Black Prince's triumphs and disasters. It is also the landscape in which some of the greatest medieval poetry and architecture was created; here many of the troubadours lived, and the lofty castles, Romanesque churches, and fortified villages of their time still beguile the traveller of today. RICHARD BARBER is an expert guide to the region and its history: he made his name as a medieval historian with biographies of Henry II and the Black Prince, and his important study The Knight and Chivalry is rooted in the society of the vast dukedoms of south-west France.
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