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  • Guerraby Jason Webster

    Transworld 2010; US$ 13.08

    After twelve years in Spain, Jason Webster had developed a deep love for his adopted homeland; his life there seemed complete. But when he and his Spanish wife moved into an idyllic old farmhouse in the mountains north of Valencia, by chance he found an unmarked mass grave from the Spanish Civil War on his doorstep.Spurred to investigate the history... more...

  • The Limits of Royal Authorityby Ruth MacKay

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 43.00

    A study of the variety of resistance to royal commands in Castile in the 1630s and 1640s. more...

  • The Making of Portuguese Democracyby Kenneth Maxwell

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    The first comprehensive assessment of the origins of the present-day democratic regime in Portugal. more...

  • The Lisbon Routeby Ronald Weber

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 27.95

    The Lisbon Route tells of the extraordinary World War II transformation of Portugal's tranquil port city into the great escape hatch of Nazi Europe. Royalty, celebrities, diplomats, fleeing troops, and ordinary citizens desperately slogged their way across France and Spain to reach the neutral nation. As well as offering freedom from war, Lisbon provided... more...

  • Judging Maria de Macedoby Bryan Givens

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    On February 20, 1665, the Inquisition of Lisbon arrested Maria de Macedo, the wife of a midlevel official of the Portuguese Treasury, after she revealed during a deposition that, since she was ten years old, an enchanted Moor had frequently taken her to a magical castle in the legendary land of wonders known as the Hidden Isle. The island paradise... more...

  • Lisbon: City of the Seaby Jack Malcolm

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 42.00

    Lisbon: City of the Sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricably bound its character with the sea. Lisbon is a city of steep... more...

  • Barcelona The Great Enchantressby Robert Hughes

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 12.95

    Beginning with a vivid description of his wedding in the splendid medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's city hall, Hughes launches into a lively account of the history, art, and architecture of the storied city. He tells of architectural treasures abounding in 14th-century Barcelona, establishing it as one of Europe's great Gothic cities, while... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • History and Chronicles in Late Medieval Iberiaby Aengus Ward

    BRILL 2011; US$ 135.00

    This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the construction of the late medieval chronicle in Iberia by means of an examination of eighteen different late medieval accounts of the reign of the Visigothic king Wamba. more...

  • Holy Warby Nigel Cliff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 23.99

    A sweeping historical epic and a radical new interpretation of Vasco da Gama?s groundbreaking voyages, seen as a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam In 1498 a young captain sailed from Portugal, circumnavigated Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean, and discovered the sea route to the Indies and, with it, access to the fabled... more...