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The Edwardians and the making of a modern Spanish obsession

Author: Kirsty Hooper
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2020. ©2020
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What did the Edwardians know about Spain and what was that knowledge worth? This book explores a vast store of largely unstudied primary source material to trace Spain's transformation in the British popular and economic imagination during the decades either side of the turn of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1119759914
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsty Hooper
ISBN: 1789627265 9781789627268
OCLC Number: 1155708818
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Preface --
1. What the Edwardians Knew About Spain --
Oceans Rise, Empires Fall --
Mid-Century Remappings --
End-of-Century Encounters --
Conclusions --
2. Ask the Experts: Spanish Studies and the Struggle for Authority --
Introduction --
Spanish Language Education --
The Emergence of 'Spanish Studies' --
Other Experts --
Conclusions --
3. Baedeker and Beyond: Tourism and Colonialism --
Introduction --
Knowledge, Authority, and the Guidebook --
Spanish Tourism Policy --
Tourism, Colonialism, and Empire --
Conclusions --
4. Performing Spanishness Introduction --
The 'Spanish Dancer' Craze --
The Maestro and the Señorita --
Becoming 'Spanish' --
Conclusions --
5. Exhibitions and Exchange --
Introduction --
Exhibiting Spain --
Educating the Audience --
Buying, Selling, and Exchange --
Conclusions --
Epilogue: 'Sunny Spain' (1914) --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Kirsty Hooper.

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What did the Edwardians know about Spain and what was that knowledge worth? This book explores a vast store of largely unstudied primary source material to trace Spain's transformation in the British popular and economic imagination during the decades either side of the turn of the twentieth century.

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