A Review of ‘The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad’ by Joyce E Salisbury

Some of my ancestors are from the Iberian Peninsula. I wanted to find out more about the topic, so when I saw this lecture series on sale I got it.

This is one of the best lecture series I’ve thus far read. Covering the span of time from Iberia’s first occupation by Neanderthals, to the modern history with Franco and the post-9/11 history of the peninsula, the lecturer does a fantastic job of balancing the broad strokes of history with outlining individual actors of history.

It covers topics including (but not limited to): Rome, the Goths and Visigoths, Colonialism, Spain/Portugal, Catholicism and Protestantism, and Islam.

I highly recommend you check this out if you’re even slightly interested in the topic.

STARS: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS (5 stars=perfect, 4 Stars=Great, 3 Stars=Good, 2 Stars=Fun but Flawed, 1 Star=Not Recommended)

Overall Rating: Highly Recommended (How I Rate Books)


Genres/Tagwords: Nonfiction, Lecture Series, The Great Courses, Spain, History, Iberia, Religious History

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