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  • 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...

  • Territory and Terrorby Jan Mansvelt Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 198.00

    All Basque interpretations of national power have resulted in an uneasy mix of often fragmented and conflicting territorial identifications. Basques can identify themselves with France, Spain or an imagined Basque nation state. Territory and Terror confronts the imagined and actual territorial dimensions of nationalism, shedding new light on... 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...

  • Democratic Spainby Richard Gillespie; Fernando Rodrigo; Jonathan Story

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Since the death of General Franco in 1975, Spain has emerged from relative isolation to play an active role in international affairs. Membership of the European Union and Nato have been keys to Spain's new prominence, although the country has also tried to build on its traditional "special relationships" with Latin America and the Arab world. This... more...

  • Off the Roadby Jack Hitt

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 17.99

    "Hitt...recounts his hajj in luminous prose. At times Chaucerian in tone and scope, at times reflective, even magical, Hitt's chronicle resounds with wit, wonder, and curiosity satisfied." -- Los Angeles Times 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...

  • The Politics of Contemporary Spainby Sebastian Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    While Spain is now a well-established democracy closely integrated into the European Union, it has suffered from a number of severe internal problems such as corruption, discord between state and regional nationalism, and separatist terrorism. The Politics of Contemporary Spain charts the trajectory of Spanish politics from the transition to democracy... 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...