"A very attractive summary that . . . provides, among others, the pleasure of accompanying the author in a modern and enjoyable study of the time period." —El País
"A book that can be read in a single sitting, revealing in each of its chapters." —Leer magazine
About the Author
Joseph Pérez is a historian and professor of Spanish and Latin American civilization at the University of Bordeaux. He is the founder of La Maison des Pays Iberiques, a center for Spanish culture in France, and a former director of the Casa Velázquez in Madrid, a French cultural institution promoting interplay between the French and Spanish cultures. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History, a Commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, and a member of the French Legion of Honor.