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Spain Spain, a country occupying the greater part of the Iberian Peninsula, and bounded on the north by the Bay of Biscay, France, and Andorra, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa are governed as provinces of Spain. Also, Spain administers two small exclaves in Morocco—Ceuta and Melilla. The area of Spain, including the African and insular territories, is 194,885 sq mi. Madrid is
Queen Isabella The Soul of the Inquisition
Queen Isabella The Soul of the Inquisition
Queen Isabella – The Soul of the Inquisition Modern Western Civilisations Nov. 19 2001 As the end of the 15th century was approaching, King Henry IV, ruler of Castille passed away, leaving his kingdom in the hands of his sister Isabella. When she married Ferdinand, King of Aragon, they united the Spanish nation, and were about to be remembered as the most famous and significant rulers of Spain. This unity reduced the power of the nobles, who before this time had held so much power that they were
Spain A Countrys History and Economics
Spain A Countrys History and Economics
Spain: A Country’s History and Economics In order to appreciate a country’s present, future, and economics, it is first vital that one first look at the past. Spain’s early history was known to Mediterranean people as far back as the Stone Age. In eleven hundred B.C. colonies were established first by the Phoenicians and were followed by subsequent colonization by the Carthaginians as well as Greeks. These colonies lasted for some time until they were conquered by the Romans in the second centu
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar) El Cid is the name given in song and story to a great national hero of Spain. His real name was Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. El Cid comes from the Arabic El Seid meaning the lord. He was also known as campeador (champion) by his admiring countrymen. He was a Spanish warrior whom later legend made into a hero and the symbol of chivalry and virtue. El Cid was born in Vivar near Burgos c. 1043. His father, Diego Lainez, was a member of the mino