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  • 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...

  • The Spanish Civil Warby Andrew Forrest

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    The Spanish Civil War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the modern era. This book covers: * its background with the fall of the monarchy and the Second Republic * Franco and Fascism * the conflict itself * the role of foreign powers * the legacy of the war. Including narrative, questions and analysis of a wide variety of sources from popular... 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...

  • Democratic Spainby Richard Gillespie; Fernando Rodrigo; Jonathan Story

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Since the death of General Franco in 1975, Spain has emerged from relative isolation to play an active role in international affairs. Membership of the European Union and Nato have been keys to Spain's new prominence, although the country has also tried to build on its traditional "special relationships" with Latin America and the Arab world. This... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...