Spain and Portugal, a new title from the ""European Nations"" series, is a useful reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Spain and Portugal. This reservoir of information contains a concise narrative history, a chronology, and an A-to-Z encyclopedia covering significant people, places, events, and issues in Spanish and Portuguese history. In addition to history, ""Spain and Portugal"" is useful for students studying Spanish and Portuguese culture and language as well. The author's expertise in culture and literature adds an extra dimension to the content of the book by providing information that is not readily available in English anywhere else. Coverage includes: Azores; Barcelona; Salvador Dali; Francisco Franco; Federico Garcia Lorca; Antoni Gaudi; Ignacio de Loyola; Madrid; Pablo Picasso; The Spanish Inquisition; War of the Spanish Succession; and Miguel de Unamuno.