Week 1: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Formation of Spain

During our first class of Fall Quarter we will review the story of the Iberian peninsula and the creation of Spain. This is the story that we studied in our first year of Spanish history: the Celts, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Visiggoths, the Arabs, and the medieval monarchs who together over 2,000 years create a new European state: Espana. This year we will continue this story with the evolution of Modern Spain. That story includes the Spanish Empire in the new world of America, the creation of the modern monarchy to handle the responsibilites of the largest empire in human history, and the cultural world that is created as part of this new Spain.


Mark Williams
The Story of Spain: The Dramatic History of Europe’s Most Fascinating Country