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  • George Sand & Frederick Chopinby Sand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00

    George Sand recounts the story of her 1838 winter in Majorca, a winter she passed in the company of Frederick Chopin. She describes the natural beauties of Majorca as well as the rumblings of approaching war. more...

  • Gibraltar, Identity and Empireby E.G. Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The principal argument in Gibraltar and Empire is that Gibraltarians constitute a separate and distinctive people, notwithstanding the political stance taken by the government of Spain. Various factors - environmental, ethnic, economic, political, religious, linguistic, educational and informal - are adduced to explain the emergence of a sense... more...

  • Ethnicity and Violenceby Diego Muro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a genealogy of radical Basque nationalism and the means by which this complex, often violent, political movement has reinforced Basque identity. Radical nationalists are mobilized by a shared frame of reference where ethnicity and violence are intertwined in a nostalgic recreation of a golden age and a quasi-religious imperative... more...

  • Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policyby David Garcia; Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    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...

  • Jogging Round Majorcaby Gordon West

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98

    In the 1920s, Gordon West and his wife decided they wanted to go somewhere unexplored and unspoiled, right off the beaten tourist route.They settled on the little-known island of Majorca. Travelling via Paris and Barcelona, they finally boarded the small white steamboat which was to take them to the idyllic Bay of Palma, and there they... more...

  • It's Not About The Tapasby Polly Evans

    Transworld 2009; US$ 12.78

    After working for four years at a leading London book publisher, Polly Evans moved to Hong Kong where she spent many happy hours as a senior editor on the city's biggest entertainment weekly. But fighting deadlines from a twizzly office chair and free use of the coffee machine seemed just too easy. So Polly exchanged the shiny red cabs of Hong Kong... more...

  • Nationalism, Violence and Democracyby Ludger Mees

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    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$ 44.00

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

  • 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...