Virgin Spain: Scenes from the Spiritual Drama of a Great People

Virgin Spain: Scenes from the Spiritual Drama of a Great People

Virgin Spain: Scenes from the Spiritual Drama of a Great People

Virgin Spain: Scenes from the Spiritual Drama of a Great People

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PRELUDE: THE SKY OF SPAIN5

PART ONE: Spain

CHAPTER

I. HINTERLAND IN AFRICA11

a. Oasis13

b. Moghreb24

c. Ishmael and Israel34

II. HINTERLAND IN SPAIN43

III. ANDALUSIA49

a. El Andalús51

b. The Eye57

c. The Bowels64

d. A Goddess and Don Juan70

e. The Gypsies Dance80

f. Spain Dances82

IV. ARAGON89

a. The Atom91

b. The Way of the Atom96

V. CASTILE101

a. The Castle of the Cid103

b. The Stones of Wisdom110

c. The Water Bridge117

d. The Miracle of El Greco121

e. The Tomb132

VI. THE DREAM OF VALENCIA137

PART TWO: The Tragedy of Spain

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VII. THE WILL OF THE CATHOLIC KINGS141

VIII. THE WILL OF SAINT AND SINNER155

a. Irony and Honor157

b. The Mystic159

c. The Jesuit167

d. The Jurist173

e. The Rogue178

f. Velázquez183

IX. THE WILL OF DON QUIXOTE189

a. The Birth of the Hero191

b. The Career of the Hero201

c. The Book of the Hero218

X. THE WILL OF GOD227

a. The Bull Fight229

b. Man and Woman239

c. Madrid250

PART THREE: Beyond Spain

XI. THE RIFT IN BARCELONA255

XII. THE COMEDY OF THE BASQUE261

XIII. TWO ANDALUSIANS273

a. The Sleepers275

b. The Awakeners280

c. The Sleepless Spirit287

XIV. THE PORT OF COLUMBUS293

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