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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Revisiting al-Andalusby Mariam Rosser-Owen; Glaire Anderson

    BRILL 2007; US$ 132.00

    Revisiting al-Andalus brings together a range of new approaches to the material culture of Islamic Iberia, highlighting especially new directions in Anglo-American scholarship in this field since the influential exhibition in 1992, Al-Andalus: the Art of Islamic Spain. 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 2008; US$ 36.00

    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$ 44.00

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