- StructureThe Encyclopedia contains over 700 alphabetically arranged, signed entries, ranging from concise, factual contributions to longer overview essays. For readers with a particular interest, a thematic contents list on p. xiv groups entries according to subject, e.g. music or the visual arts. In the body of each entry direct cross-references, indicated in bold type, lead to other relevant articles, while a "see also" section at the end suggests related topics. Biographical entries contain dates and places of birth and death, wherever the information is readily available, followed by the profession of the subject. Place-names have mostly been kept in their Spanish form, except where the Anglicized form is in common use among English speakers (e.g. Andalusia and Seville). To avoid ambiguity in the meaning of the term "billion", large sums of currency are given in millions. A billón pesetas (in Spanish a million million) is expressed as a million squared (m2). For instance 20m2 indicates twenty billón.Bibliographic itemsThese are divided into 3 sections:1 Bibliography/Filmography/Discographya selection of the entrant's work.2 References—items which are mentioned in the body of the article.3 Further reading—suggestions for sources for further study, in most cases including annotations indicating content or relevance.In the body of the entries, the titles of books have been translated. Where published translations already exist, the English title is given first, followed by the original in parentheses; otherwise a literal translation of the title is given in parentheses. An exception is made for the titles of most plays and films, since it is not always possible to know whether a performance of a play outside Spain was in the original language, in translation, or whether the same translated title was used in different performances. The English title has been used for plays printed in translation, and for a small number of films, when it is reasonably clear that the film has been distributed under this title in both Britain and the US.
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