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  • What the Psychic Told the Pilgrimby Jane Christmas

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00

    To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic?s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she... more...

  • All the Good Pilgrimsby Robert Ward

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    All the Good Pilgrims is a personal and insightful tour of the Camino de Santiago, as Ward takes readers on a secular pilgrimage in which he reflects on his past journeys and contemplates the mysterious and enduring allure of this ancient and historic road. more...

  • The Pilgrimage Road to Santiagoby David M. Gitlitz; Linda Kay Davidson

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 26.99

    The road across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest was one of the three major Christian pilgrimage routes during the Middle Ages, leading pilgrims to the resting place of the Apostle St. James. Today, the system of trails and roads that made up the old pilgrimage route is the most popular long-distance trail in Europe, winding... more...

  • Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spainby David A. Messenger

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In the waning days and immediate aftermath of World War II, Nazi diplomats and spies based in Spain decided to stay rather than return to a defeated Germany. The decidedly pro-German dictatorship of General Francisco Franco gave them refuge and welcomed other officials and agents from the Third Reich who had escaped and made their way to Iberia. Amid... more...

  • Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814by Charles Esdaile; Philip Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    For a full month in the autumn of 1812 the 2,000-strong garrison of the fortress the French had constructed to overawe the city of Burgos defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure. more...

  • A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granadaby Francisco Nez Muley; Vincent Barletta

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.50

    Conquered in 1492 and colonized by invading Castilians, the city and kingdom of Granada faced radical changes imposed by its occupiers throughout the first half of the sixteenth century?including the forced conversion of its native Muslim population. Written by Francisco Nez Muley, one of many coerced Christian converts, this extraordinary letter... more...

  • Making Democracy in Spainby Joe Foweraker

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 56.00

    The story of the unsung heroes whose struggles prepared the transition to democracy in Spain. more...

  • Al-Andalus, Sepharad and Medieval Iberiaby Ivy Corfis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 117.00

    This volume show the many facets of contact in al-Andalus and Medieval Iberia, with issues still vital after more than a millennium as cultures face off and open or close frontiers to ideas, customs, ideologies and the arts. more...

  • Pilgrimage to the End of the Worldby Conrad Rudolph

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    Traveling two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient route through southern France and northern Spain, Conrad Rudolph made the passage to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important modern-day pilgrimage destinations for Westerners. In this chronicle of his travels to this captivating place, Rudolph melds... more...

  • The Wreck of Cataloniaby Alan Ryder

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 97.99

    This fascinating account examines the fate which overtook the principality of Catalonia in the fifteenth century, reducing it from dominance within the state of Aragon to a marginal role in the Iberian power created by the union of Aragon and Castile. It begins by studying the tensions destabilising Catalonia: unrest among a peasantry resentful of... more...