Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: The virgin and the bull: Sun and shadow. The conquest of Spain. The reconquest of Spain. 1492 : The crucial year. The conflict of the gods: The rise and fall of the Indian world. The conquest and reconquest of the New World. Children of la mancha: The age of Empire. The century of gold. The Baroque culture of the New World. The age of Goya. Toward independence. The price of freedom. Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín. The time of tyrants. The culture of independence. Land and liberty. Unifinished business. Latin America. Contemporary Spain. Hispanic U.S.A. The monarchs of spain. Sources and readings. Ilustration Credits. Acknowledgments. Index.