A garden at the foot of Europe and a crossroads between Spain, Africa and the New World, Andaluca has been a cultural customs house on the border of the Mediterranean and Atlantic civilisations for more than ten thousand years. This book traces its origins from the earliest hominid settlers in the Granada mountains 1.8 million years ago, through successive Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Muslim cultures, and the past five hundred years of modern Castilian rule, up to and including the present day of post-modern novelists in Crdoba and Sevilla, guerrilla urban archaeologists in Torremolinos and Marbella, and underground lo-fi bands in Granada and Mlaga.
JOHN GILL is the author of the Thomas Cook Guide to Seville and Andalucia and The Essential Gaudi. MICHELLE CHAPLOW has lived and worked in Andalucia for seventeen years. Her love of Spanish culture and traditions is evident in her collection of award-winning images of Andalucia, one of the most extensive in the world. Her work has appeared in books (including National Geographic guide books), newspapers and magazines in Europe, the United States, Australia and China. Her website can be found at: www.michellechaplow.com.