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  • Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andradaby C. R. Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1930. ' The Broadway Travellers consolidates its already high reputation by issuing this volume...' Spectator This is the first translation of the Commentarios since original publication in 1647. Copies of the original are very rare yet the work covers an historically significant period, describing the operations leading up... more...

  • 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...

  • Una historia de Españaby José Luis Corral

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 17.08

    Esta no es una historia de España más. Tanto en el estricto sentido territorial, como en el sentido político y jurídico, España es un Estado reciente, que data del último tercio del siglo XX. Antes de esta fecha, el espacio geográfico y político que se denominaba "España" ha atravesado diversas vicisitudes sociales, distintas formas políticas y fronteras... more...

  • Sepúlveda, cronista del emperadorby Santiago Muñoz Machado

    Edhasa 2012; US$ 21.88

    ?Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda no creyó en el destino sino en el libre albedrío: la trayectoria vital de cada uno y la preparación para la eternidad dependen de los propios empeños, de la fuerza de su voluntad. Pero o el destino, o la conducta que siguió mientras vivía, forjaron para él y su obra las mayores ofensas que pueden infligirse a un creador, que... more...

  • Spanische Geschichteby Walther L. Bernecker

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 18.66

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • The Portuguese Revolutionby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 34.99

    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$ 140.00

    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... more...