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  • A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolome Las Casas; Anthony Pagden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of... 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    Based on first-hand diplomatic, political, and journalistic sources, most of which are previously unpublished, Mexico and the Spanish Civil War investigates the backing of the Second Republic by Mexico during the Spanish Civil War.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; US$ 59.00

    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$ 42.24

    Welche konkreten Funktionen hatte das Wissen im kolonialen Spanien der frühen Neuzeit? Brendecke analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen Empirie und Macht zur Zeit der spanischen Habsburger und stellt die Wichtigkeit des Wissens für den Prozess der Staatsbildung heraus. Auf einmalige Weise gelingt ihm dabei die Synthese von ideen-, wissenschafts-... more...

  • Tales of Seductionby Sarah Wright

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    Don Juan is one of the intriguing creations of Western literature. A legendary seducer of women, trickster and transgressor of sacred boundaries, he has been the object of countless revisions over the centuries. The twentieth-century has viewed the figure afresh through the prism of its own cultural terms of reference and social concerns. Using an... more...