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Presentation of the book ‘La España diversa’ (Diverse Spain) by Eduardo Manzano

The Euro-Arab Foundation presents the new book by Eduardo Manzano Moreno, ‘La España diversa. Keys to a plural history’, a book to understand the keys to the diverse past of Spain’s history. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters, with a presentation by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, Bárbara Boloix Gallardo.

Presentation: Tuesday, May 7, at 18:00h, at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters.

Published by Critica, the history of Spain is the history of a changing past, paradoxical and inaccessible to simplification, whose richness and complexity recovers its centrality in this book. Faced with interested essentialist readings and ideological battles for the narrative that abound today, Eduardo Manzano proposes a passionate and exciting journey to rediscover this legacy in the form of a mosaic of identities, cultures, territories, languages and civilisations. From Roman Hispania to the race for the Indies, from Muslim Al-Andalus to the Transition and from Jewish Sepharad to Bourbon unification, the keys to a plural, provocative, documented and ironic history are offered.

With a powerful narrative, far removed from academic language and not lacking in irony, España diversa not only strips our history of clichés, but also teaches us that it is change, and not the maintenance of essences, that characterises us.

EDUARDO MANZANO MORENO

Spanish historian specialising in Al-Andalus, with a PhD in Medieval History from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) from the University of London. Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales of the CSIC, of which he was director between 2006 and 2012. He has been a visiting researcher at St. Johns College of the University of London.

Presentación del libro 'La España diversa' de Eduardo Manzano