Dictionary of the Kings of Spain, 2 volumes, by Manuel Ríos Mazcarelle (1940-2000), first edition 1995, Alderabán publishing house.
Paperback volumes with illustrated flaps, 15 x 21 cm format. In perfect condition, unused.
Volume I, from the year 411 to 1474, 320 pages. 19 genealogical tables and 6 maps.
Volume II, from the year 1474 to 1996, 384 pages. 7 genealogical tables and 3 maps.
The first volume includes the history of the Visigothic kings, the Arab emirs and caliphs, the Asturian, Galician, Castilian, Navarrese, Aragonese and Majorcan kings and the Catalan and Castilian counts. The author collects the most relevant political and military events and delights us with the details of the private life of the monarchs: character, vices, virtues and defects. This makes this work become useful, easy and enjoyable reading.
The second volume begins in the year 1474, the year in which Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon (V of Castile), the Catholic Monarchs, begin their reign, and ends with the reign of Juan Carlos I. This work, due to its clarity , concise and amenable, it is an essential reference work for those who wish to acquire or expand their knowledge about the Kings of Spain.
Marc Bloch, in his “Apology for History”, noted that “The misunderstanding of the present is fatally born from the ignorance of the past; but perhaps it is still more useless to strive to understand the past without correct knowledge of the present.”
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