Skepticism and Literature in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Antonio G. Valdecasas, Azucena López Márquez

“… take me to Spain.” —“Spanish Caravan,” The Doors The idea of Spain in the minds of foreign visitors has evolved substantially over the past three centuries. From an illiterate and savage country whose outlook may be synthesized in the dictum attributed to Voltaire that “Africa begins in the Pyrenees” or the commentary of Casanova …

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