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  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • Diasporic Generationsby Mette Louise Berg

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 70.00

    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... more...

  • Portugal: A Traveller's Historyby Harold Livermore

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 45.00

    An historical guide to Portugal which both describes and accounts for what the visitor might see and experience in this often-spellbinding country. more...

  • Portugal: A Companion Historyby Josť 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...

  • 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...