The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village
(Published in cloth as Santa Maria del Monte)
Ruth Behar


This study of a northern Spanish community shows how the residents of Santa MarÁa del Monte have acted together at critical times to ensure the survival of their traditional forms of social organization. The survival of these forms has allowed the villagers, in turn, to weather demographic, political, and economic crises over the centuries.

First published in 1991.