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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Democracy and Civil War in Spain 1931-1939by Martin Blinkhorn

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    In the 1930s Spain underwent a period of intense and bloody upheaval that culminated in three years of civil war and the triumph of the Nationalist rebels under General Franco. Hundreds of thousands of Spanish - and non-Spanish - people died in their struggle against what was seen as the greatest evil of the time: fascism and its commitment to the... more...

  • A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400?1668by Malyn Newitt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion 1400-1668 provides an accessible survey of how the Portuguese became so influential during this period and how Portuguese settlements were founded in areas as far flung as Asia, Africa and South America. Malyn Newitt examines how the ideas and institutions of a late medieval society were deployed to aid... more...

  • Golden Age Spainby Henry Kamen

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 30.00

    Was the Golden Age of Spain in the sixteenth century an illusion? By introducing and examining some of the key issues and themes involved, Henry Kamen offers a balanced discussion of this question. 2nd edn has been thoroughly revised and rewritten in the light of recent research and new chapters added covering religion and culture. more...

  • Spain and Portugalby Julia. Ortiz Griffin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 85.00

    Serves as a reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Spain and Portugal. This work contains a concise narrative history, a chronology, and an A-to-Z encyclopedia covering significant people, places, events, and issues in Spanish and Portuguese history. more...

  • Amerindian Images and the Legacy of Columbusby Rene Jara; Nicholas Spadaccini

    University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 90.00

    The legacy of Columbus?s discovery of the New World and its subsequent colonization is a current focus of much historical investigation. Columbus himself continues to be a cipher like the signature he crafted for himself, a signature no one has been able to decode. What is certain, however, is that this signature symbolized the construction of a colonial... more...

  • A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terrorby Wayne Bowen; José Alvarez

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 83.00

    In the 19th and 20th centuries, Spain was a key player in the military conflagrations that created modern Europe. From the Napoleonic Wars, through the dress rehearsal for World War II that was the Spanish Civil War, to the grim struggle against terrorism today, the military history of modern Spain has both shaped and reflected larger forces beyond... more...

  • Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614by L. P. Harvey

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    On December 18, 1499, the Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government's attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam. Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subsequent widespread rebellion provided the Christian government with an excuse?or justification, as its... more...

  • Warnings to the Kings and Advice on Restoring Spainby María de Guevara; Nieves Romero-Díaz

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    During a pivotal point in Spanish history, aristocrat María de Guevara (??1683) produced two extraordinary essays that appealed for strong leadership, protested political corruption, and demanded the inclusion of women in the court?s decision making. ?Treaty? gave Philip IV practical suggestions for fighting the war against Portugal and ?Disenchantments?... more...

  • Early Islamic Spainby David James

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first published English-language translation of the significant History of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiya (d. Cordova 367 / 977). Including extensive notes and comments, a genealogical table and relevant maps, the text is preceded by a study of the author and his work, and is the only serious examination of the unique manuscript... more...