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  • Spanish Lessonsby Derek Lambert

    Crown Publishing Group 2000; US$ 19.00

    As Lambert and his wife set about restoring their moldering casita on Spain?s Mediterranean Costa Blanca and learning to live the life of Spanish villagers, he introduces us to a nation far removed from the matadors, tapas bars, and sangria swillers. He uncovers the ?real? Spain?a nation of passionate, eccentric, often contradictory, but always... more...

  • Nationalism, Violence and Democracyby Ludger Mees

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    Ludger Mees offers the first comprehensive study of one of Europe's most protracted ethnic conflicts. He carefully analyzes both the historical roots of the conflict and its later growing violent dimension. Special attention is paid to the framing of a new opportunity structure during the 1990s, which facilitated the first serious, but ultimately... more...

  • Freedom for Catalonia?by John Hargreaves

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 41.00

    In-depth analysis of the political and cultural impact of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. more...

  • Off the Roadby Jack Hitt

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 17.99

    When Jack Hitt set out to walk the 500 miles from France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, he submitted to the rigorous traditions of Europe's oldest form of packaged tour, a pilgrimage that has been walked by millions in the history of Christendom. Off the Road is an unforgettable exploration of the sites that people believe God once touched:... more...

  • Spainby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 39.00

    In the face of rapid population ageing and the trend towards early retirement, there is a need to promote better employment opportunities for older people. Much has been said about the need for reform of old-age pensions and early retirement schemes but this may not be sufficient to significantly raise employment rates for older people or to reduce... more...

  • Seville, Cordoba, and Granadaby Elizabeth Nash

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. But there is an ascetic core to its sybaritic spirit. For all their fame as passionate performers, the poet Unamuno called Sevillanos "finos y frios"-refined and cool. Once Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures... more...

  • Vibrant Andalusiaby Ana Ruiz

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    Almost a thousand years ago, when most of Europe was just edging out of the Dark Ages, the south of Spain was a brilliant center of world culture, a site of splendor, and a magnet for the talented and ambitious from all around the Mediterranean, the Near East, and beyond. In the days before Isabel and Ferdinand (and the Inquisition), the indigenous... more...

  • 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...

  • The Kingdom of Valencia in the Seventeenth Centuryby James Casey

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 34.00

    Explores two major themes in Spanish historiography - the consequences of the expulsion of the Moriscos and the way in which the Habsburg Monarchy kept or lost control over its peripheral provinces. more...

  • From Mobilization to Civil Warby Pamela Beth Radcliff

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 55.00

    A local study of the origins of the Spanish Civil War at 'grass roots' level. more...