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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    'Brits in Spain' first achieved notoriety during the 1980s - popularly imagined as a group made up of exiled criminals, drunken hooligans and leathery looking pensioners - welcome to 'Little England'! The British on the Costa Del Sol is the very first book to study this British expatriate community in any great depth and, through use of interviews... more...

  • Fear and Progressby Antonio Cazorla Sanchez

    Wiley 2009; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69

    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 Nez Muley, one of many coerced Christian converts, this extraordinary letter... more...

  • Making Democracy in Spainby Joe Foweraker

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    The story of the unsung heroes whose struggles prepared the transition to democracy in Spain. more...

  • Al-Andalus, Sepharad and Medieval Iberiaby Ivy Corfis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 117.00

    This volume show the many facets of contact in al-Andalus and Medieval Iberia, with issues still vital after more than a millennium as cultures face off and open or close frontiers to ideas, customs, ideologies and the arts. more...

  • Pilgrimage to the End of the Worldby Conrad Rudolph

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    Traveling two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient route through southern France and northern Spain, Conrad Rudolph made the passage to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important modern-day pilgrimage destinations for Westerners. In this chronicle of his travels to this captivating place, Rudolph melds... more...

  • The Wreck of Cataloniaby Alan Ryder

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    This is the story of the disaster which befell Catalonia in the fifteenth century. A society already destabilised by rural and urban conflict was driven into civil war by the uncompromising nature of its oligarchies defending the status quo, and an alien monarch resolved to bend them to his will. How that blind, aged ruler overcame the patriotic fervour... more...

  • Mieres Rebornby Alexander F. Robertson

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Mieres Reborn reveals how patient observation and an analysis of one small community have much to tell us about human progress more generally.   Not long ago Mieres, a village in the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, seemed destined to die. As in countless thousands of rural communities around the world, young people in Mieres over the years... more...

  • A Mediterranean Emporiumby David Abulafia

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    The first account of the trade and commercial life of the medieval Spanish kingdom of Majorca. more...

  • Community and identityby Stephen Constantine

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    This fluent, accessible and richly informed study, based on much previously unexplored archival material, concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest in 1704, after which sovereignty of the territory was transferred from Spain to Britain and it became a British fortress and colony. Unlike virtually all other studies of Gibraltar,... more...