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  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • Hotel Floridaby Amanda Vaill

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers. It is here that six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour, hopes that this war... more...

  • Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500?1800by Francisco Vazquez Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Early modern European thought held that men and women were essentially the same. During the seventeenth century, medical and legal arguments began to turn against this ?one-sex? model, with hermaphroditism seen as a medieval superstition. This book traces this change in Iberia in comparison to the earlier shift in thought in northern Europe. more...

  • The Portuguese immigrant in Curaçaoby Charles do Rego

    Uitgeverij SWP 2013; US$ 19.99

    The rapid industrialization of Curaçao, based on oil refining, resulted in an urgent need for labor which the small community could not provide sufficiently. The Portuguese, mostly from Madeira, were among the immigrant laborers who came by the thousands from the 1920s until the 1950s. A small group managed to stay either at the refinery or in the... more...

  • Mexico and the Spanish Civil Warby Mario Revah

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Based on first-hand diplomatic, political, and journalistic sources, most of which are previously unpublished, Mexico and the Spanish Civil War investigates the backing of the Second Republic by Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. This path-breaking account reveals the operations in Spain of Mexican workers, soldiers, artists, and intellectuals, such... more...

  • The Laughter of the Saintsby Ryan D. Giles

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; Not Available

    The Laughter of the Saints examines this rich carnivalesque tradition of parodied holy men and women and traces their influence to the anti-heroes and picaresque roots of early modern novels such as Don Quixote. more...

  • Cultures of Anyoneby Luis Moreno-Caballud

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 139.99

    This book focuses on the rise of sharing and collaboration practices among peers in Spanish digital cultures and social movements in the wake of Spain's financial meltdown of 2008. more...

  • Europe or Africa?by Peter Gold

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

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  • The Empirical Empireby Arndt Brendecke

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 42.23

    How was Spain able to govern its enormous colonial territories? In 1573 the king decreed that his councilors should acquire "complete knowledge" about the empire they were running from out of Madrid, and he initiated an impressive program for the systematic collection of empirical knowledge. Brendecke shows why this knowledge was created in the first... more...

  • Writing Galicia into the Worldby Kirsty Hooper

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 73.99

    Writing Galicia explores a part of Europe's cultural and social landscape that has until now remained largely unmapped: the exciting body of creative work emerging since the 1970s from contact between the small Atlantic country of Galicia, in the far north-west of the Iberian peninsula, and the Anglophone world. Unlike the millions who participated... more...