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  • The Concession of Évora Monteby Ron B. Thomson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    A very successful synthesis of a long period of Portuguese history, rich in domestic events and constant dramatic changes of fortune, in a country forced to fight for its survival throughout the European power struggle before, during, and after Napoleon. After skimming over the Portuguese eighteenth century period of enlightenment, Dr. Ronald Thomson... more...

  • Abenteuer Nordwestpassageby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 41.94

    Sei es der Wunsch nach einem kurzen Seeweg zu den Reichtümern Ostasiens, seien es Wissensdurst oder nationales Prestigedenken gewesen: verschiedenste Beweggründe brachten Seefahrer über die Jahrhunderte dazu, nach der Nordwestpassage zu suchen. Als es Roald Amundsen schließlich gelang, sie vollständig zu durchfahren (1903-1906), hatte die Suche bereits... more...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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 rule?... more...

  • Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africaby Al Venter

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 25.00

    Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guiné-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas... more...

  • 1808: The Flight of the Emperorby Laurentino Gomes

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    An Amazon.com History Bestseller Winner of the Jabuti Prize A Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Work of Nonfiction Critical Acclaim for 1808: The Flight of the Emperor "This vivid portrait of an unkempt, self-preserving king provides insight into the obscure history of Brazil. ... A meticulous and encyclopedic account of life in the colony... more...

  • Spanische Geschichteby Walther Bernecker

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 33.55

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Portugalby Phil Mailer; Maurice Brinton

    PM Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Phil Mailer is a political activist and the former editor of Combate. He lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Maurice Brinton was the pen name under which Chris Pallis wrote and translated for the British libertarian socialist group, Solidarity. 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...