Legends and illusions that have constructed the reality of Spain.
Nations aren’t born: they evolve and are created, arising from struggles and hopes persisting thanks to the courage of their people. In a very real sense, they are “fabricated,” not because they are inspired by falsehoods, but because they aspire to truth, because there have always been alternative, conflicting versions that have come together to create a country. This book is an analysis of some of these visions that with time have helped form our perception of Spain. Visions often inspired by ideologies and the distortions that can accompany them, which must be understood and explained before they are rejected.