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  • 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 Saraiva; Hermano; Ian Robertson; Ursula Fons

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 10.91

    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, is a history... 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...

  • 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...

  • Portugalby Karen Brown; Cynthia Sauvage

    Karen Brown's Guides, Inc. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A guide to Portugal that includes descriptions of places to stay as well as regional, countryside, driving itineraries. Personally researched, travelers trust Karen Brown and rely on her recommendations! more...

  • Spain is Differentby Helen Wattley-Ames

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 1999; US$ 19.95

    Investigates the Spanish people and culture, and examines how Spaniards and Americans can interact with each other successfully. 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...

  • 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 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...