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  • Philipp II.by Friedrich Edelmayer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2009; US$ 17.97

    König Philipp II. von Spanien (1527-1598) war der erste moderne Monarch, dessen Länder den gesamten Globus umspannten. Mit viel politischem Geschick und nüchternem Verstand regierte und vergrößerte er die von seinem Vater Kaiser Karl V. ererbten Herrschaftsgebiete und machte aus der spanischen Monarchie die damals führende Weltmacht. Diese Biographie... more...

  • Philip IIby Geoffrey Woodward

    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...

  • Spain in the Seventeenth Centuryby Graham Darby

    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...

  • Uncommonly Savageby Paul D. Escott

    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...

  • Spain, 1469-1714by Henry Kamen

    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...

  • Last Days of the Bus Clubby Chris Stewart

    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...

  • Isabella of Castileby Shirin Yim Bridges; Albert Nguyen

    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...

  • Zweite Republik, Spanischer Bürgerkrieg und frühe Franco-Diktatur in Film und Fernsehenby Caroline Rothauge

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 47.31

    Zwischen 1996 und 2011 gab es in Spanien intensive öffentliche Debatten über den Umgang mit der jüngeren Vergangenheit. In diesem erinnerungspolitischen Kampf um Deutungshoheit wurden populärkulturelle Kino- und TV-Produktionen mit zeithistorischem Sujet zu Multiplikatoren mit katalysatorischem Wirkungspotenzial. Sie konstruierten Vergangenheit aktiv... more...

  • Muslim Spain and Portugalby Hugh Kennedy

    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...

  • Portugalby Simon Kamm

    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...