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  • A Lizard In My Luggageby Anna Nicholas

    Summersdale 2007; US$ 9.99

    Anna had never liked the idea of Mallorca, thinking it was for the disco and beerswilling fraternity. That was until her sister hired an au pair from a rural part of the island who said it was the most beautiful place on earth. On a visit, Anna impulsively decided to buy a ruined farmhouse. Despite her fear of flying, she kept a foot in both camps... 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...

  • Voices of the Old Seaby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    In the late 1940s, Norman Lewis settled in a remote fishing village on what is now the Costa Brava, relishing a society where men regulated their lives by the sardine shoals of spring and autumn and the tuna fishing of summer, and where women kept goats and gardens, arranged marriages and made frugal ends meet. Over the course of three years he watches... more...

  • Madridby Jules Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 28.00

    At the heart of the Castilian plateau, far from the coastal towns and ports of Spain, sits the great city of Madrid. Perched some 2,200 feet above the distant sea, it is at once the loftiest and also the most enigmatic of Europe?s capitals: hard to decipher for the Spanish and for foreigners alike. Its intense character and the abrupt manner and hectic... more...

  • Expressing Identities in the Basque Arenaby Jeremy MacClancy

    Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 95.00

    Redresses the balance on the human and cultural aspects of the idea of being Basque in the modern world. 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...

  • The British on The Costa Del Solby Karen O'Reilly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This book is the first to study the British expatriate community in Spain and explodes popular stereotypes of 'Brits abroad'. This is instead a rich account of who migrates, their reasons for migration and the daily realities of expat life. more...

  • The Triumph of Democracy in Spainby Paul Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This book provides an authoritative account of the tribulations of the forces of progress, beginning in 1969 with the disintegration of Franco's dictatorship and ending with the remarkable Socialist election victory in 1982. more...

  • Fear and Progressby Antonio Cazorla Sanchez

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    Utilizing hundreds of confidential documents from authorities in the Franco government, Fear and Progress: Ordinary Lives in Franco's Spain, 1939-1975 recounts the experiences of Spanish citizens who lived during the 40-year Franco dictatorship. Rejects traditional explanations of the length of Franco's power and the dictator's legacy Utilizes... 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 Núñez Muley, one of many coerced Christian converts, this extraordinary... more...