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  • Foundations of the Portuguese Empire, 1415-1580by Bailey W. Diffie; George D. Winius

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 51.00

    This account traces the history of the Portuguese overseas discoveries, following the expansion into the Atlantic island, the Madeiras, and the Azores. It continues the account with the history of Portuguese discoveries along the African coast, at Guinea, the Congo, and Good Hope, then follows the voyages of Vasco da Gama to India and to Cabra, Brazil,... more...

  • Spanische Geschichteby Walther Bernecker

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 30.52

    Im letzten Drittel des 15. Jahrhunderts wurden mit der Überwindung der territorialen Zersplitterung und der Zurückdrängung der maurischen Herrschaft die Grundlagen für Spaniens rasanten Aufstieg zur Weltmacht im 16. Jahrhundert gelegt. Walther L. Bernecker analysiert die Prozesse, die Spaniens Hegemonialstellung bedingten, ebenso wie den baldigen Niedergang... more...

  • King Charles III (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A provocative drama, drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, which explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to... more...

  • Santa Isabel, reina de Portugalby Francisco deRojas Zorrilla

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla (Toledo, 1607-Madrid, 1648). España. Hijo de un militar toledano de origen judío, nació el 4 de octubre de 1607. Estudió en Salamanca y luego se trasladó a Madrid, donde vivió el resto de su vida. Fue uno de los poetas más encumbrados de la corte de Felipe IV. Y en 1645 obtuvo, por intervención del rey, el hábito de Santiago.... more...

  • Spanische Geschichteby Walther L. Bernecker

    C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available

    Dieses Buch bietet einen Überblick über die wechselvolle Geschichte Spaniens vom ausgehenden Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Mit dem Blick für das Wesentliche skizziert der Autor die Entwicklungen seit Gründung der spanischen Monarchie im 15. Jahrhundert und lässt deutlich werden, wie das Land zu dem wurde, was es heute ist. Neben den großen historischen... more...

  • The Portuguese Revolutionby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 37.99

    Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974?1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His study revisits a key historical moment to explain the revolution and its aftermath through periods of authoritarianism and resistance as well... more...

  • Salazarby Filipe de Meneses

    Enigma Books 2009; US$ 28.00

    The only complete political biography by a major Portuguese historian. more...

  • The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603by Eric Olsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    In 1598 a man - branded the Calabrian Charlatan by his Spanish opponents - appeared in Venice claiming to be King Sebastian, the Portuguese monarch who disappeared in battle some twenty years before. Over the next five years Venetians, Spaniards, and Portuguese wrangled over the true character and identity of the man. Was he a lunatic? Was he an impostor?... more...

  • Uncertain Beginningsby Jim Bain

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the late 1400s, under the leadership of Prince Henry the Navigator, Portugal developed into a leader in the discovery of new oceans and islands. However, in 1580, the Spanish invaded Portugal and the country became subservient to the Spanish Crown. Spain also had its set-backs: the disastrous voyage of Magellan in 1520 to 1523, with its terrible... more...

  • The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugalby Ruth MacKay

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    On August 4, 1578, in an ill-conceived attempt to wrest Morocco back from the hands of the infidel Moors, King Sebastian of Portugal led his troops to slaughter and was himself slain. Sixteen years later, King Sebastian rose again. In one of the most famous of European impostures, Gabriel de Espinosa, an ex-soldier and baker by trade?and most likely... more...