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  • Culture and Customs of Portugalby CARLOS A. CUNHA; RHONDA CUNHA

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    Portugal is evolving quickly as an integrated part of modern Europe. What was until the mid-1970s an old-world society, where 80 percent of the economy was controlled by an oligarchy of eight elite families, is now increasingly a model of an advanced European state. Portugal now ranks highly among the countries of the world in level of globalization... more...

  • Lisbon: City of the Seaby Jack Malcolm

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 42.00

    Lisbon: City of the Sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricably bound its character with the sea. Lisbon is a city of steep... 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...

  • 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...

  • Anthropology and Migrationby Caroline B. Brettell

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 31.99

    Brettell's new book provides new insight into the processes of migration and transnationalism from an anthropological perspective. She analyzes macro and micro approaches to migration theory, utilizing her extensive fieldwork in Portugal and many other countries. Key issues she discusses include: immigrant incorporation vs. assimilation models; the... more...

  • 1808: The Flight of the Emperorby Laurentino Gomes

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    In a time of terror for Europe?s monarchs?imprisoned, exiled, executed?Napoleon?s army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected by the British Navy, he fled to Brazil with his entire family, including his deranged mother, most of the nobility, and the entire state apparatus.... more...

  • Lisbon & the Surrounding Coastby Norman Renouf

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    Lisbon’s location, alongside the wide natural harbor of the Tagus river, has made it an important seaport for trade between the Mediterranean and northern Europe throughout the ages. These days Lisbon, naturally protected from the ravages of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, is one of the premier ports of Europe and, as such, is home to miles of docks,... more...

  • Spanische Geschichteby Walther L. Bernecker

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 17.10

    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... more...

  • Portugalby Simon Kamm

    Ch. Links Verlag 2014; US$ 10.56

    Melancholisch und lebensfroh, rebellisch und sanft, stolz und gastfreundlich - mit viel Sympathie blicken die europäischen Nachbarn auf die Portugiesen, die scheinbar Unvereinbares verknüpfen. Portugal hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten in einem atemberaubenden Tempo von einer abgeschotteten und in allen Bereichen zurückgebliebenen ländlichen Agrargesellschaft... more...