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The Soutomaior Castle [English Ed.]

Size: 17×21 cms. 184 pp.
English ISBN 978-84-16460-86-1

A place full of history

Every castle has its own history, but the one inside the Soutomaior Castle’s walls is very special. Nowadays it sits majestically and in silence, dominating the valley of the Verdugo river in the province of Pontevedra. Its past is hidden behind its sturdy walls and goes back to the 12th century. The fascination provoked by this place has gone through all the stages of its history and arrived to our days. Illustrious proprietaries and visitors have left here their permanent marks and they will be forever part of the Soutomaior Castle.This book, The Soutomaior Castle, a place full of history (Alvarellos Editora-Deputación de Pontevedra) is not an historical essay or a common guide, but an illustrated work that will allow us to discover a fortress that went from being the centre of power in Galicia during the Middle Ages to complete oblivion, and was revived again at the end of the 19th century.

A narration full of anecdotes and information unknown until this day, including more than a hundred pictures (historical and current ones), illustrations and plans that will immerse the reader in the history of one of the most outstanding monuments of the Rías Baixas.

Meet The Author

Diego Piay Augusto (Pontevedra, 1979) has a degree in History with the specialties of Archaeology and Ancient History. He is a professor of Ancient History at the University of Oviedo and, simultaneously, has worked as an archaeologist for over twenty years, directing archaeological interventions and taking part in emblematic excavations such as Pompeii or Piazza Armerina. He is the author of the book Prisciliano. Vida y muerte de un disidente en el amanecer del Imperio Cristiano (2018) and María Vinyals, the woman of the future. Seven lives under the shadow of a castle (Alvarellos Editora, 2019). He obtained his doctorate in 2016 at the University of Santiago de Compostela with an outstanding cum laude mark and also received a special doctorate award. Numerous papers published in national and international journals, in which archaeological sources have always enjoyed a main role, certify his work as a researcher.