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  • The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugalby Ruth MacKay

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    On August 4, 1578, in an ill-conceived attempt to wrest Morocco back from the hands of the infidel Moors, King Sebastian of Portugal led his troops to slaughter and was himself slain. Sixteen years later, King Sebastian rose again. In one of the most famous of European impostures, Gabriel de Espinosa, an ex-soldier and baker by trade—and most... more...

  • Abenteuer Nordwestpassageby

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 41.52

    Sei es der Wunsch nach einem kurzen Seeweg zu den Reichtümern Ostasiens, seien es Wissensdurst oder nationales Prestigedenken gewesen: verschiedenste Beweggründe brachten Seefahrer über die Jahrhunderte dazu, nach der Nordwestpassage zu suchen. Als es Roald Amundsen schließlich gelang, sie vollständig zu durchfahren (1903-1906), hatte die Suche bereits... more...

  • The Triumph of Democracy in Spainby Paul Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    The Triumph of Democracy in Spain tells a gripping story of the tortuous creation of Spain's constitutional monarchy. The book provides an authoritative account of the tribulations of the forces of progress, beginning in 1969 with the disintegration of Franco's dictatorship and ending with the remarkable Socialist election victory in 1982. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700by Christopher Storrs

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 154.99

    A radical new analysis of how and why Spain and its empire survived during the reign of the last Spanish Habsburg, Carlos II (1665-1700). As Storrs makes clear, the survival of the Spanish empire in this period was not wholly due to the aid of its new-found allies: in fact, it was a state and society more clearly committed to the retention of empire... more...