The Amazing Madoz Geographic Dictionary

Often just called “El Madoz”, this herculean work edited by Pascual Madoz was comprised of 16 huge volumes that covers, at least in theroy, each and every municipality in Spain and its then overseas possessions. Completed in 1850, it took 16 years to put together, which is not that bad considering the time and the size of this project. We took a look at just one town, a town we were following from a previous podcast, to give you an idea of just what kind of details we learned about a Spanish village from the 1840s. Listen and enjoy!

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