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Spain and Portugal Today

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Julia L. Ortiz-Griffin and William D. Griffin

Spain and Portugal, which share the Iberian Peninsula, also share many experiences, including replacing long-standing dictatorships with democracies during 1974-1975. This book examines their parallel struggles during the last quarter of the twentieth century to create a new political, social, and cultural order. The first major study of how each country has dealt with its distinctive problems, Spain and Portugal Today focuses on socio-political change and new forces in literature and the arts. Placing the Iberian states in their European and global environment, this book is an essential source for all those who wish to understand the contemporary civilization of this vital and dynamic region.