Getting started with Spring Framework book covers the basics of Spring Framework. Chapters 1-5 focus on the core Spring concepts, like DI, how to configure beans and their dependencies, bean lifecycle, and so on. Chapter 6 focuses on how to use Spring JDBC and ORM modules to interact with databases. Chapter 7 shows how you can use Spring to send emails, perform caching, send/receive JMS messages and asynchronously execute tasks. Chapter 8 introduces readers to the world of AOP (Aspect-oriented programming).
The sample projects described in the book are standalone applications. So, you don't need to know about JSPs/Servlets or web frameworks to read this book.