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  • History of Spain: A Captivating Guide to Spanish History, Starting from Roman Hispania Through the Visigoths, the Spanish Empire, the Bourbons, and the War of Spanish Independence to the Present

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Spain, then pay attention....

Throughout the centuries, Spain has been subject to the lordship of other countries. It was occupied by the ancient Greeks and Romans, the Visigoths, the French, and the Muslims. It has been the playground of both the respectful and the ruthless. The Spanish coasts have been occupied by the trading empires of Carthage and Rome. All that time, Spain was told by others how to run their country, how to fight, whom to fight, and where to fight. They had one of the largest empires in the world - something history barely mentions - as they had acres of land in both North and South America, the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, and some islands in the Mediterranean. Evidence of Spanish architecture dots the world.

Yet Spain was also a battlefield for countries fighting for other causes. They were sucked into wars fought by the Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, Visigoths, British, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Austrians, just to name a few. Some of the most famous men in history traversed Spanish soil, including Hannibal Barca, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Pompey, Hadrian, Vespasian, Trajan, Marcus Aurelius, and Napoleon. Four Roman emperors were born there, and Augustus Caesar spent his vacations there. Pablo Picasso was born in Spain, while El Greco moved there. 

In History of Spain: A Captivating Guide to Spanish History, Starting from Roman Hispania Through the Visigoths, the Spanish Empire, the Bourbons, and the War of Spanish Independence to the Present, you will discover topics such as:
 

  • Prehistory
  • The first and second Punic Wars
  • Rome entrenching
  • Roman Hispania
  • Enter the Germanic tribes and the Muslims
  • The transformation of Spain
  • The struggling Spanish empire
  • Rocky road to freedom
  • And much, much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about the history of Spain!

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  • evelyn sill
  • 06-05-2021

enlightening

I received this audiobook for free for a review. I had no idea that Spain affected so many other nations., or that so many nations affected Spain. Who knew that Spain was once one of the largest empires in the world. I consider this a very thorough history of Spain and it has whet my appetite to do more reading about the history of Spain.

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  • L. Headley
  • 01-04-2021

Should be called a Military History

This seems like an efficient overview of the wars and battles that changed the cultural landscape of Spain over time, but it leaves other areas of history largely untouched.

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  • Ben Sewell
  • 01-03-2021

Amazing

A fantastic retelling of Spain's history. Spain has a fascinating past, from Roman Empire, to the Moors and then to the modern Colonial era. This is a great Audiobook and as always, Jason is a tremendous narrator!

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