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  • Moors Dressed as Moorsby Javier Irigoyen-Garcia

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    In Moors Dressed as Moors , Javier Irigoyen-Garcia draws on a wide range of sources to reveal the currency of Moorish clothing in early modern Iberian society. more...

  • A Guide to Sevilleby P S Quick

    Andrews UK 2017; US$ 4.49

    Seville is one of the most charming cities in Spain with its favourable climate and relaxed atmosphere. It is steeped in history and has a unique Moorish heritage that bequeaths the city a large collection of interesting buildings as well as those that are a legacy of the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929. These five walks give the to... more...

  • Frontline Madridby David Mathieson

    Andrews UK 2017; US$ 10.99

    In July 1936 insurgent Spanish troops organized a military coup to oust the elected Republican government in Madrid. The rebel generals expected to force a quick, clean regime change but they failed. The botched uprising turned into a bloody civil war. Hundreds of thousands died in a bitter conflict which tore the country apart and ra... more...

  • Lucifer's Courtby Otto Rahn

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2008; US$ 16.95

    Rahn’s personal diary from his travels as occult investigator for the Third Reich • First English translation of the author’s journeys in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai • Explains why Lucifer the Light Bringer, god of the heretics, is a positive figure Otto Rahn’s lifelong search for the Grail brought him to the attention of the SS... more...

  • A Political Philosophy in Public Lifeby José Luis Martí; Philip Pettit

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    This book examines an unlikely development in modern political philosophy: the adoption by a major national government of the ideas of a living political theorist. When José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero became Spain's opposition leader in 2000, he pledged that if his socialist party won power he would govern Spain in accordance with the principles laid... more...

  • Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusionby María de Zayas y Sotomayor; Margaret R. Greer; Elizabeth Rhodes

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    At the height of María de Zayas’s popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes.  But by the end of the nineteenth century, Zayas had been excluded from the Spanish literary canon because of her gender and the sociopolitical changes that swept Spain and Europe.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Portugalby Douglas L. Wheeler; Jr. Walter C. Opello

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 98.00

    The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Portugal greatly expands on the second edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. more...

  • Portuguese in the East, Theby Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India in the late 15th Century opened up new economic and cultural horizons for the Portuguese. At the height of Portugal’s maritime influence, it had created an oceanic state ranging from the Cape of Good Hope to China. While Portugal’s direct political influence in Asia was comparatively short-lived, its linguistic influence... more...

  • Spain and the Mediterraneanby Professor Richard Gillespie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    The first comprehensive study of the Mediterranean dimension to Spain's external relations. Besides an historical overview of Spanish involvement in the Mediterranean, the book analyses how relations with Morocco and Algeria were prioritized, before a more 'global' policy was adopted, extending to the Middle East. The study demonstrates how Spain has... more...

  • 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...