Speak The Culture Spain

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186058
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 40.10 MB
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Spain is a complex country. Beyond the stereotypes of sangria and bullfighting lies a cultured mosaic of regions, languages and customs. "Speak the Culture: Spain" picks at the surface to uncover the key events, themes and people that have shaped the nation, from green Galicia to dusty Andalucia.From the lingering Moorish flavours of Spain's Middle Ages to the awful rupture of modern Civil War, the turning points of Spanish history are made flesh, revealed alongside cultural icons like Miguel de Cervantes, Pablo Picasso and Pedro Almodovar. "Speak the Culture: Spain" gives you the essentials on each figure and their achievements."Speak the Culture: Spain" also explores the culture of everyday Spanish life - from politics to wine, sport to folk music - building an engaging, superbly designed insight into what it means to be Spanish in the 21st century. By the time you get there you'll know exactly what makes the locals tick
Category: Foreign Language Study

France

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854184931
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 85.43 MB
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A guidebook can show you where to go, a language guide what to say when you get there. But only "Speak the Culture: France" will lead you to a nation's soul. This easy to use cultural companion considers how it feels to have grown up with Flaubert, Cezanne and Bardot; it captures the flavours of French regional cuisine, paints the colour of festival life and delves deep into the Gallic psyche. Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France. It's a superbly designed, informed and engaging insight into French life and culture and who the French really are
Category: Foreign Language Study

Speak The Culture

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 1854187880
Genre : Travel
File Size : 40.90 MB
Format : PDF
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The fifth book in Thorogood's groundbreaking series of cultural guides takes Poland as its subject. Written in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Speak the Culture: Poland provides a fast track to understanding the key events, figures and customs of this richly creative country in the heart of Europe. The book begins with an overview of the country's cultural foundations - the history, language and identity - before moving on to Poland's artistic achievements, from the Renaissance poetry of Mikolaj Rej to the films of Roman Polanski. The key figures of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, theatre and cinema are revealed succinctly and colorfully. The final section of Speak the Culture: Poland covers the country's living culture - its religion, social mores, education, economy and more. Only by grasping the culture of Poland will readers develop a fully rounded knowledge of this historic but little understood nation.
Category: Travel

Britain

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186270
Genre : Travel
File Size : 62.1 MB
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Examines the work and the personalities behind British cultural icons, pulling out the key information in easily digested, entertaining chunks. The culture of everyday life is also revealed, exploring the variation between the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting how they approach life; how they eat, socialize, vote, dress and laugh.
Category: Travel

Secret Places Hidden Sanctuaries

Author : Stephen Klimczuk
ISBN : 1402762070
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 33.27 MB
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A tour of some of the world's most secretive places and organizations addresses various conspiracy theories and hidden histories for locations ranging from Area 51 and Yale's Skull and Bones to the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center and Germany's Wewelsburg Castle.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Spanish Culture

Author : David T. Gies
ISBN : 0521574293
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 34.67 MB
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This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture from its beginnings in the Revolution of 1868 to the present day. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts analyze the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of major regions including Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque Country, and the country's literature. There are studies of painting, sculpture, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and the modern media. A chronology and guides to further reading assist in making the volume an invaluable introduction to the politics, literature and culture of modern Spain.
Category: Literary Criticism

Polish For Dummies

Author : Daria Gabryanczyk
ISBN : 9781119951216
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 37.25 MB
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The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time. Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence. With advice on speaking Polish within the construction, teaching, and public sector industries, this book is a truly practical tool for anyone wanting to speak the language either professionally or socially. Includes sections dedicated to Polish in action, Polish on the go, and Polish in the workplace A companion audio CD contains Polish conversations spoken by native Polish speakers in a variety of everyday contexts, perfect for learning Polish on the go A Polish-English dictionary is included to provide quick access to the most common words With easy-to-follow instruction and exercises that give you the language to communicate during day-to-day experiences, readers of Polish For Dummies will learn the words and verbal constructions they need to communicate with friends and colleagues at home, find directions on holiday, and more. Note - CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Speaking Of Spain

Author : Antonio Feros
ISBN : 9780674979321
Genre : History
File Size : 82.32 MB
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Momentous changes swept Spain in the fifteenth century: royal marriage united its two largest kingdoms, the last Muslim emirate fell to Catholic armies, and conquests in the Americas were turning Spain into a great empire. Yet few people could define “Spanishness” concretely. Antonio Feros traces Spain’s evolving ideas of nationhood and ethnicity.
Category: History

Empires Of The Atlantic World

Author : John Huxtable Elliott
ISBN : 030012399X
Genre : History
File Size : 79.77 MB
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Compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbus's arrival in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century.
Category: History

Ghosts Of Spain

Author : Giles Tremlett
ISBN : 9780802716743
Genre : History
File Size : 73.36 MB
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An eloquent odyssey through Spain's dark history journeys into the heart of the Spanish Civil War to examine the causes and consequences of a painful recent past, as well as its repercussions in terms of the discovery of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads and the lives of modern-day Spaniards. Reprint.
Category: History