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  • The Battle for Spainby Antony Beevor

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Politics of Contemporary Spainby Sebastian Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    While Spain is now a well-established democracy closely integrated into the European Union, it has suffered from a number of severe internal problems such as corruption, discord between state and regional nationalism, and separatist terrorism. The Politics of Contemporary Spain charts the trajectory of Spanish politics from the transition to democracy... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,... 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... 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...