By Adrian Shubert
Bullfighting has lengthy been perceived as an antiquated, barbarous legacy from Spain's medieval earlier. in truth, many in Spain have accredited the corrida because the embodiment of Spain's rejection of the fashionable international. the fashionable bullfight didn't emerge until eventually the early 18th century & used to be faraway from being an archaic remnant of the earlier -- it was once a precursor of the twentieth century mass rest undefined. Shubert analyzes the company of the game -- replete with promoters, brokers, newshounds, & well-paid bullfighters who have been exploited to recommend items -- & explores the bullfighter's international: their social & geographic origins, careers, & social prestige. Illustrations.
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