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  • Under the Influenceby Cynthia Robinson; Leyla Rouhi

    BRILL 2004; US$ 166.00

    A volume of eleven innovative essays on cultural production in medieval Castile, blending original archival work with a rigorous consideration of comparative methodology for the study of religions and languages in contact. more...

  • The Battle for Spainby Antony Beevor

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00

    A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945 To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material... more...

  • Spain, 1833-2002by Mary Vincent

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 37.99

    A lively and concise introduction to the politics and national life of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries, covering both cultural and political history and exploring the complicated questions of citizenship and national identity that characterized Spain's political life even into the 1970s. - ;This book provides a cultural history of Spanish... more...

  • The Moon, Come to Earthby Philip Graham

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    A dispatch from a foreign land, when crafted by an attentive and skilled writer, can be magical, transmitting pleasure, drama, and seductive strangeness. In The Moon, Come to Earth, Philip Graham offers an expanded edition of a popular series of dispatches originally published on McSweeney’s , an exuberant yet introspective account of... more...

  • The Portuguese Revolutionby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 34.99

    Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974?1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His study revisits a key historical moment to explain the revolution and its aftermath through periods of authoritarianism and resistance as well... more...

  • Salazarby Filipe de Meneses

    Enigma Books 2009; US$ 28.00

    The only complete political biography by a major Portuguese historian. more...

  • New World Goldby Elvira Vilches

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    The discovery of the New World was initially a cause for celebration. But the vast amounts of gold that Columbus and other explorers claimed from these lands altered Spanish society. The influx of such wealth contributed to the expansion of the Spanish empire, but also it raised doubts and insecurities about the meaning and function of money, the... more...

  • Bartolom de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americasby Lawrence A. Clayton

    Wiley 2010; US$ 97.95

    This is a short history of the age of exploration and the conquest of the Americas told through the experience of Bartolomé de las Casas, a Dominican friar who fervently defended the American Indians, and the single most important figure of the period after Columbus. Explores the period known as the Encounter, which was characterized by intensive... more...

  • The Calabrian Charlatan 1598-1603by Eric Olsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 140.00

    In 1598 a man - branded the Calabrian Charlatan by his Spanish opponents - appeared in Venice claiming to be King Sebastian, the Portuguese monarch who disappeared in battle some twenty years before. Over the next five years Venetians, Spaniards, and Portuguese wrangled over the true character and identity of the man. Was he a lunatic? Was he an impostor?... more...

  • Uncertain Beginningsby Jim Bain

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the late 1400s, under the leadership of Prince Henry the Navigator, Portugal developed into a leader in the discovery of new oceans and islands. However, in 1580, the Spanish invaded Portugal and the country became subservient to the Spanish Crown. Spain also had its set-backs: the disastrous voyage of Magellan in 1520 to 1523, with its terrible... more...