1300 36 33 32

A provocative, brilliant, and groundbreaking historical reconsideration of the roots of Spanish culture. We all carry in our heads a seductive picture of what Spain stands for: its music, painting, buildings, and history. But much of what we think of as Spanish culture is, in fact, the invention of a very specific group: the Spanish in exile. Historian Henry Kamen creates a vivid portrait of a dysfunctional, violent country that, since the destruction of the last Muslim territories in Granada in 1492, has expelled wave after wave of its citizens in a brutal attempt to create religious and social conformity. Muslims, Jews, Protestants, liberals, Socialists, and Communists were all driven abroad at different times, and Spain's enormous contribution to European culture is largely a result of these rejected peoples their creative response both to having no home and to the shock of encountering new worlds. A landmark work, The Disinherited describes with illuminating sympathy the travails of these unwanted societies and the enduring "virtual" culture they imagined often thousands of miles from their lost home."

Buy Disinherited book by Henry Kamen from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780060730871
ISBN-10: 0060730870
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 508
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 17-May-2016
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Disinherited book by Henry Kamen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Henry Kamen

Spanish Inquisition by Henry Kamen

The Spanish Inquisition

Paperback, July 2014
Spain, 1469-1714 by Henry Kamen

Spain, 1469-1714

Hardback, March 2014
Spain 1469-1714 by Henry Kamen

Spain 1469-1714

Paperback, March 2014
Escorial by Henry Kamen

The Escorial

Hardback, May 2010