2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2014
Kamen is extremely informative in his description of the golden age of Spain, with great detail on small and great occurrences alike, and is used for both A Level and university study.
However the text is rather dense, with no pictures, so may be less useful as a light read. Sometimes the detail can become too overwhelming, and you do need to take a break!
I would suggest the 3rd or 4th edition if you want the most up to date information.