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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Culture and Customs of Portugalby Carlos Cunha; Rhonda Cunha

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This descriptive analysis of contemporary Portuguese culture from a historical perspective covers topics ranging from art, cuisine, and music to government, politics, and religion. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Portugal: A Companion Historyby José Hermano Saraiva; Ian Robertson; Ursula Fons

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 21.80

    Professor Saraiva's multi-volume History of Portugal is a celebrated scholarly standard work. Yet, when he published a one-volume Historia Concisa , it proved a run-away best seller in Portugal, and the television series that went with it became a chart-topper. His latest book, produced especially for Carcanet's Aspects of Portugal series,... more...