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Delve Into the Grand Drama of Spanish History

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Delve Into the Grand Drama of Spanish History

Episode 69
July, 2017
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Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. It has historically stood at a critical crossroad of geography, of cultures, of religions, of ideas, of trade, and more. Join a seasoned expert on Spain to examine the dazzling unfolding of Spanish civilization: the birth and death of dynasties, the integrations of cultures, and the influence of religion. Professor Joyce E. Salisbury provides you with a deep understanding of Spain's epic history and demonstrates how it has come to be one of the West's great cultures. Delve into this majestic civilization to discover the enduring presence of Spain and its impact on the world stage.

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In This Podcast Listen To:

  • Professor Emerita Joyce E. Salisbury of the University of Wisconsin provide deep insights into the various cultures, people, and events that influenced the development of the Spanish civilization and share her own personal stories about traveling to Spain over the decades to illuminate the great human drama behind the story of Spain.
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