Sierra Morena


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Sierra Morena

(syā`rä mōrā`nä), mountain range, SW Spain, extending c.375 mi (600 km) eastward along the southern edge of the Meseta (central plateau) from the Portuguese border to the Sierra de Alcaraz. Its highest peak is Bañuelo (c.4,340 ft/1,320 m). Partly forested with oak and chestnut trees, the range is also rich in a great variety of minerals, including copper, lead, and coal. The Sierra Morena is crossed by highways and railroads built to take the minerals out of the region. The Despeñaperros Pass is the main route through the mountains, linking Castile and Andalusia.

Sierra Morena

 

mountains in southern Spain that form the southern edge of the Meseta Plateau. The range is about 400 km long and rises to a maximum elevation of 1,299 m. The mountains, composed mainly of crystalline rock, have plateau-like watersheds. The southern slopes drop sharply to the valley of the Guadalquivir River and are dissected by its tributaries. There are evergreen shrubs and broad-leaved forests of oak, beech, and chestnut. The range has deposits of copper pyrites in Minas de Ríotinto and Tarsis and of lead and zinc ores in La Carolina and Linares.

Sierra Morena

a mountain range in SW Spain, between the Guadiana and Guadalquivir Rivers. Highest peak: Estrella, 1299 m (4262 ft.)
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28) Nakedness, a central motif in the Sierra Morena chapters, is vividly evoked in this description of Cardenio:
Since Shakespeare had never done anything similar in any previous tragedy, it is conceivable that he recreated the wilderness masque that covers the Sierra Morena episodes in Don Quixote.
While Don Quixote encounters the mirror character of Cardenio--another rejected lover indulging in the rustic staging of his penance--in the wilderness of Sierra Morena, Lear meets his double in the heath.
But when the opportunity has presented itself,he has hopped into various models of the luxury saloon and enjoyed cruising the Spanish plains and mountain roads of the Sierra Morena - testing the car's undoubted qualities to the limit.
62) As Henry Sullivan notes, (63) Don Quixote exemplified this behavior when he practiced penitence in the Sierra Morena, (64) although he parodied the conventions of sentimental romance by tearing off his clothes and performing somersaults.
Penitence carried great significance in both the Quixote and the exorcism manuals, and the Sierra Morena exchanges remind us of demonologists' accounts of how the exorcist fasted with the demoniac or prayed with him late into the night.
LA CAROLINA a town on the southern slopes of the Sierra Morena mountain range in Spain, 32 miles north of Jaen.
De analoga forma, Alejandro Dumas, en su supuestamente autobiografico relato Los gentilhombres de Sierra Morena, habla de lo dificil que resulta que la vision de una ciudad se acompase con la idea previa que en ella se busca: ni una Cordoba clasica, gotica o musulmana, sino, simplemente, una ciudad espanola.
These farms were located in the Alcornocales (ALC), Sierra Morena (SM), Guadiana Valley (GU), Montes de Toledo (MT), and Sistema Central (SC) areas.
Extremadura is the huge region of heathland and forest south-west of Madrid extending west to the border of Portugal and south to the Sierra Morena.

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