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- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99
The adventurous woman nicknamed La Belle Créole is brought to life in this book through the full use of her memoirs, contemporary accounts, and her intimate letters. The fascinating María de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, also known as Mercedes, and later the Comtesse Merlin, was a Cuban-born aristocrat who was years ahead of her time as a writer,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
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...
- Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 49.99
'Goodbye, Spain?' discusses the question of Catalan independence and is fully up-to-date with respect to the most recent elections. Support for independence in the autonomous community of Catalonia has risen significantly since 2005. Opinion polls confirm that the idea of holding a legally binding referendum on independence is now supported by 80... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32
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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.95
This work explores the background and first two years of the First Carlist War--a conflict that pitted conservative northern peasants against the liberal Madrid government in the largest and most sustained case of armed peasant resistance to modernization in nineteenth-century Europe. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library ... more...
- Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99
Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies? Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs to do is infuse a little passion into her routine?through flamenco dance lessons, for instance. What Nellie doesn't realize is that flamenco... more...
- 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...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2014; US$ 11.16
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$ 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...