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Most widely held works about Spain
Most widely held works by Spain
Volver Return ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,713 libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity.
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.
Matador ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod.
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment.
The Feudal system ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
This program covers the social and economic organization of Europe in the Middle Ages: life in a farming hamlet; roles of the feudal lord, tenant farmers, and serfs; construction of the medieval castle; the medieval social organization; the role of the Church and clergy; courtley love and other literary inventions.
Byzantium, from splendor to ruin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Describes the history, art, and religious significance of Byzantium, its attempts to restore the Roman Empire, its influence in the West, and its heritage.
Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
"Out of the ashes of the Roman Empire rose the Holy Roman Empire, born during Christmas of 800 in the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome. The program covers the antecedents and the life of Charlemange, shows life at the court, life of the courtiers and of the peasants, recounts the battle of Roncevaux-site of the epic Chanson de Roland- and counterpoints the glories of the Carolingian Renaissance with the everyday realities of hunger, plague, and constant violence. The program concludes with the first of Europe's major confrontations between Empire and Church, in this instance between Henry IV and Gregory VII."--container.
The birth of the Middle Ages ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
An introduction to medieval Europe, showing surviving traces to provide a feel of medieval style and practice, and tracing the roots of the fall of civilization and the onset of darkness.
The Spanish vision : contemporary art photography by George Aguirre ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Capitaine Alatriste ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 190 libraries worldwide
"After his company falls prey to a deadly ambush, Alatriste returns to Spain to fulfill the dying wish of a falledn friend: to care for his son, Iñigo. But the once-mighty empire has started to crumble under the weight of corruption. With Iñigo under his wing, Alatriste must fight to protect his honour amidst the decay of his cherished homeland"--Container.
Bibliografía española ( Serial )
in Spanish and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Vacas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A saga spanning over half a century of the twisted goings on between families in Northern Spain. From the Carlist Wars of 1875 to the Spanish Civil War in the thirties, the fathers, sons and grandsons are locked in an absurdly stubborn and emotionally exhausting conflict. Sometimes there seems to be no escape from how family ties dictate our fate.
Vikings and Normans ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
This program covers the Viking sea powess, Viking influences in England and Scotland and the Viking explorations, trade with the Far East 300 years before Marco Polo and the discovery of America 500 years before Columbus. The Viking presence as far as the Black Sea, encounters between Slavs and Vikings.
Europe in the Middle Ages ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
A series of programs on the Middle Ages in Europe.
Si te dicen que caí If they tell you I fell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 127 libraries worldwide
In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell 'aventis', stories with no beginning or end or purpose, to vent frustration about the times. The movie tells these creative stories as flashbacks.
Hieronymus Bosch ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Describes the life and work of Hieronymus Bosch, who lived from the mid-fifteenth century until 1516. Discusses the social, political and religious influences of his day and how they were reflected as themes in his paintings. The film also stresses Bosch's concern with the psyche and the bitter vision of the ways in which man sins. Particular focus on artworks collected by Philip II and housed in the Prado Museum.
Reyes y mecenas : los Reyes Católicos, Maximiliano I y los inicios de la casa de Austria en España ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Exposición antológica "Homenaje a Wifredo Lam, " 1902-1982 : Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Musée d'Ixelles, Bruxelles by Wifredo Lam ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Spanish and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Letras españolas ( Serial )
in Spanish and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Velazquez ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the extraordinary painter who chronicled the life and times of his friend and patron Philip IV, who developed the core collection of the Prado, and who, with El Greco, Goya, and Picasso, forms the quartet of Spain's greatest painters.
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