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The Mediterranean: Mechanics and symbols 

October 22, 20197:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Ambassadors’ Hall (at Calle Alcalá, 62, First Floor). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

On Tuesday, October 22, this issue of the journal Revista de Occidente is being presented in Madrid. 

The event will include speeches by Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe, Alfonso Lucini, Ambassador on a Special Mission for Middle East and Mediterranean Affairs, and Fernando R. Lafuente, editorial secretary of Revista de Occidente.

“Always attentive to the topics of our time, Revista de Occidente has devoted its October issue to the Mediterranean, today a stage, like so many times in the past, for very real tensions and conflicts, but also a prodigious ‘civilization-making machine,’ as Paul Valéry called it, throughout history.

It is within this two-faceted nature, both geopolitical and “geopoetic,” of the Mediterranean as a space that the authors contributing to this issue have written their pieces. They will be taking part in its presentation at Casa Árabe. Their focal points of interest range from the social changes and political challenges on the southern shores of the Mediterranean to their impact on Europe (Haizam Amirah), and the new and very complex regional and global stages in the energy industry (Gonzalo Escribano). From the Mediterranean origin of Western music (Jesús Ruiz Mantilla) to the many Mediterranean writers in literature who link Sicily with Mitteleuropa (Mercedes Monmany) and the characterization of the metaphysical in painting and architecture as a feature comprising the Mediterranean spirit (Juan Manuel Bonet).” (Alfonso Lucini, Ambassador on a Special Mission for Middle East and Mediterranean Affairs)

This issue includes articles by Alfonso Lucini, Haizam Amirah Fernández, Gonzalo Escribano, Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, Mercedes Monmany, Juan Manuel Bonet and Paolo Fabri, as well as an interview with José Esteban.
The Mediterranean: Mechanics and symbols