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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • A Brief History of the Celtsby Peter Berresford Ellis

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview... more...

  • A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400?1668by Malyn Newitt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    Including a detailed bibliography and glossary, this book provides an accessible survey of how the Portuguese became so influential during this period and how Portuguese settlements were founded in areas as far flung as Asia, Africa and South America. more...

  • Spain and Portugalby Julia. Ortiz Griffin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 85.00

    Serves as a reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Spain and Portugal. This work contains a concise narrative history, a chronology, and an A-to-Z encyclopedia covering significant people, places, events, and issues in Spanish and Portuguese history. more...

  • The Portugueseby Barry Hatton

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 15.49

    Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent’s south-west rim.In the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic... more...

  • The Portuguese Revolution (1640-1668)by David Lewis Tengwall

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 179.95

    This study examines the major events that led to the Spanish control of Portugal in 1580 and the major causes of the revolt in 1640. Included is a detailed study of the emergence of the Portuguese military, the social and economic conditions that played a decisive role during the Revolution, and the emergence of a national spirit that led to the defeat... more...

  • Twilight of the Gothsby Harold Livermore

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    Toledo, former capital of Spain until 1560, is now one of the most monumental of Spanish cities. In Roman times, it was originally a modest tribal township, which was eventually elevated to a national capital by the Visigoths (one of two main branches of the Goths, who along with their cousins, the Ostrogoths in South Russia, were considered barbarians... more...