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Spanish Life in Town and Country   By: (-1913)

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[Transcriber's note: Spelling mistakes have been left in the text to match the original, except for a few obvious typos.]

OUR EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURS

French Life German Life Russian Life Dutch Life Swiss Life Spanish Life

Italian Life Danish Life Austro Hungarian Life Turkish Life Belgian Life Swedish Life

OUR EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURS

EDITED BY WILLIAM HARBUTT DAWSON

SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

[Illustration: "IN CHURCH." SHOWING THE MANTILLA AND VELO]

SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

BY L. HIGGIN

WITH CHAPTERS ON

PORTUGUESE LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY, BY EUGÈNE E. STREET

ILLUSTRATED

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK AND LONDON The Knickerbocker Press 1904

COPYRIGHT, 1902 BY G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS

Published, May, 1902 Reprinted, February, 1903 May, 1904; September, 1904

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

NOTE BY THE EDITOR

It has been thought well to include Portugal in this volume, so as to embrace the entire Iberian Peninsula. Though geographically contiguous, and so closely associated in the popular mind, the Spanish and Portuguese nations offer in fact the most striking divergences alike in character and institutions, and separate treatment was essential in justice to each country. The preferential attention given to Spain is only in keeping with the more prominent part she has played, and may yet play, in the history of civilisation.

I am indebted for the chapters on Portugal to Mr. Eugène E. Street, whose long and intimate acquaintance with the land and its people renders him peculiarly fitted to draw their picture.

L. HIGGIN.

CONTENTS

SPANISH LIFE

PAGE CHAPTER I LAND AND PEOPLE 1

CHAPTER II TYPES AND TRAITS 24

CHAPTER III NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS 38

CHAPTER IV SPANISH SOCIETY 55

CHAPTER V MODERN MADRID 77

CHAPTER VI THE COURT 97

CHAPTER VII POPULAR AMUSEMENTS 111

CHAPTER VIII THE PRESS AND ITS LEADERS 129

CHAPTER IX POLITICAL GOVERNMENT 142

CHAPTER X COMMERCE AND AGRICULTURE 156

CHAPTER XI THE ARMY AND NAVY 183

CHAPTER XII RELIGIOUS LIFE 198

CHAPTER XIII EDUCATION AND THE PRIESTHOOD 213

CHAPTER XIV PHILANTHROPY POSITION OF WOMEN MARRIAGE CUSTOMS 226

CHAPTER XV MUSIC, ART, AND THE DRAMA 236

CHAPTER XVI MODERN LITERATURE 246

CHAPTER XVII THE FUTURE OF SPAIN 260

PORTUGUESE LIFE

CHAPTER XVIII LAND AND PEOPLE 277

CHAPTER XIX PORTUGUESE INSTITUTIONS 298

INDEX 315

ILLUSTRATIONS

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