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  • Cataloniaby Michael Eaude

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    Squeezed between more powerful France and Spain, Catalonia has endured a violent history. Its medieval empire that conquered Naples, Sicily and Athens was crushed by Spain. Its geography, with the Pyrenees falling sharply to the rugged Costa Brava, is tormented, too.Michael Eaude traces this history and its monuments: Roman Tarragona, celebrated by... more...

  • The Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 13.99

    The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic post-modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city of cultural services and... more...

  • Authoring the Pastby Jaume Aurell

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Authoring the Past surveys medieval Catalan historiography, shedding light on the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links between history and politics during the period. Jaume Aurell examines texts from the late twelfth to the late fourteenth... more...

  • The Pilgrimage Road to Santiagoby David M. Gitlitz; Linda Kay Davidson

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Thinking Barcelonaby Edgar Illas

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Thinking Barcelona studies the ideological work that redefined Barcelona during the 1980s and adapted the city to a new economy of tourism, culture, and services. It does so by examining political speeches and scripts of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games ceremonies, with special focus on Xavier Rubert de Ventós’s screenplay for the reception... more...

  • George Sand & Frederick Chopinby Sand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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$ 14.95

    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...