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  • 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...

  • The Alhambraby Robert Irwin

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    The Alhambra, the 'red fort' on its rocky hill above Granada, with its fountained courts and gardens, and intricate decoration, has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In a stimulating new book in the 'Wonders of the World' series Robert Irwin, Arabist and novelist, examines its engrossing and often mysterious history. Built by a... more...

  • Andalucia: Sevilla, Córdoba, Málaga & Spain's Costa del Solby Kelly Lipscomb

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 6.99

    In this guide, a resident of Spain delves into every part of Andalucia. He tells of the history and culture, and provides innumerable useful traveling tips. Everything is explored - the cities, the parks, the islands, the mountains, the foods. There is an extensive introduction to the whole of Spain, the history and culture, the foods and wines, the... 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...

  • Barcelonaby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    Barcelona is Robert Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal... more...

  • The Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    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 modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy... 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...

  • 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 Canary Islands: Gran Canariaby Kelly Lipscomb

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    To sample a little that each of the Canary Islands has to offer in the way of climate, landscape and culture, Gran Canaria is perhaps the best choice. The southernmost and most populous of the islands, Gran Canaria contains within its roughly circular framework of 1,532 square km (597 square miles) patches of semi-desert like the larger ones found... more...

  • The Canary Islands: Lanzaroteby Kelly Lipscomb

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    Lanzarote has a certain visual and geological appeal that is rare in the rest of the country. UNESCO has declared the whole island a Biosphere Reserve, within which is the fantastically captivating Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. In driving around the island, take note of the many structures designed by the late architect and island native César... more...