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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95
Any assessment of Philip II's rule assumes the appearance of a paradox. In analysing the nature and impact of Philip II's rule and government, the author seeks to examine the extent of the changes in royal finance, the economic and social issues, the impact of religion -- both within Spain and throughout its Empire -- and the aims and motives behind... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.99
At the beginning of the seventeenth century Spain was the foremost power in Europe. Yet during the hundred years that followed, it suffered an acute decline, economically and politically. Graham Darby traces the course of Spain's eventful history down to the inglorious end of the Habsburg monarchy and analyses the various, often conflicting, explanations... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
Spain and the United States both experienced extremely bloody and divisive civil wars that left social and emotional wounds, many of which still endure today. In Uncommonly Savage, award-winning historian Paul Escott considers the impact of internecine violence on memory and ideology, on politics, and on the process of reconciliation. He also examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
For nearly two centuries Spain was the world?s most influential nation, dominant in Europe and with authority over immense territories in America and the Pacific. Because none of this was achieved by its own economic or military resources, Henry Kamen sets out to explain how it achieved the unexpected status of world power, and examines political... more...
- Sort Of Books 2014; US$ 5.82
It's two decades since Chris Stewart moved to his farm on the wrong side of a river in the mountains of southern Spain and his daughter Chloe is preparing to fly the nest for university. In this latest, typically hilarious dispatch from El Valero, we find Chris, now something of a local literary celebrity, using that fame to help out his old sheep-shearing... more...
- Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99
In a twist on the classic fairy tale, a princess in fifteenth century Spain refused to wait to be rescued by a prince but instead chose one for herself. Even then, she would not marry him until they?d reached an agreement that was revolutionary for her timetheir marriage would be an equal partnership captured in the motto: To stand as high, as high... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
This is the first study in English of the political history of Muslim Spain and Portugal, based on Arab sources. It provides comprehensive coverage of events across the whole of the region from 711 to the fall of Granada in 1492. Up till now the history of this region has been badly neglected in comparison with studies of other states in medieval Europe.... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2014; US$ 9.45
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book examines the evolution of Spanish foreign policy since 1975, through five different presidencies, spanning its transformation from a dictatorial political system and backward economy to a modern European state, fully democratic and with a well-functioning market economy, under strain from the Eurozone Sovereign Debt crisis. It explains... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99
This study offers a succinct analysis of a critical period in Spain's history. It assesses the causes and course of the Civil War and covers Franco's New Spain. For the Second Edition there is a fuller examination of the politics of the Second Republic and the regional and social bases of Spain's political parties. There is also a more detailed account... more...