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  • Abenteuer Nordwestpassageby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 43.24

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Concession of Évora Monteby Ron B. Thomson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this. more...

  • Culture and Customs of Portugalby Carlos Cunha; Rhonda Cunha

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    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...

  • Diasporic Generationsby Mette Louise Berg

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    Interpretations of the background to the Cuban diaspora ? a political revolution and the subsequent radical transformation of the society and economy towards socialism ? are politicised and highly contested. The Miami-based Cuban diaspora has had extraordinary success in putting its case high on the US political agenda and in capturing world media... more...

  • Iberian Modalitiesby Joan Ramon Resina

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.50

    Of late the term Iberian Studies has been gaining academic currency, but its semantic scope still fluctuates. For some it is a convenient way of combining the official cultures of two states, Portugal and Spain; yet for others the term opens up disciplinary space, altering established routines. This timely volume brings together contributions from... more...

  • Lisbon: City of the Seaby Jack Malcolm

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Moon, Come to Earthby Philip Graham

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    A dispatch from a foreign land, when crafted by an attentive and skilled writer, can be magical, transmitting pleasure, drama, and seductive strangeness. In The Moon, Come to Earth, Philip Graham offers an expanded edition of a popular series of dispatches originally published on McSweeney?s , an exuberant yet introspective account of a year?s... more...

  • The Muslim Struggle for Civil Rights in Spainby Aitana Guia

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book looks at how Muslims in Spain have changed legislation linked to religious pluralism and immigration and have fortified Spain?s frail history and practice of democracy since 1975. Spanish Muslims have achieved this through active civil engagement and a persistent struggle for rights and for status as immigrants and as citizens on par with... more...