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  • 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...

  • English Captainby Thomas Wintringham

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    'Barcelona is colour, noise, heat, dust, violent traffic and quick-moving people. Many of the men carry rifles slung on their backs...' Tom Wintringham (1898-1949) was a pioneer of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, and commander of the British Battalion in the bloody Battle of Jarama in February 1937, at which he was wounded.... more...

  • Legitimizing the Queenby Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 72.99

    Isabel I's reign in Castile responds to the ostensible needs expressed throughout the fifteenth-century for moral and political regeneration. Isabel is seen in many works as a just and wise monarch, as a redeemer of her people, and as a divine sovereign. This book reviews changes in the gendered construction of Isabelline sovereignty from the theoretical... more...

  • Pistoleros!: The Chronicles of Farquhar McHargby Farquhar McHarg

    PM Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    In Farquhar McHarg?s autobiography, a young boy from Glasgow finds himself in the middle of Barcelona?s revolutionary underworld at the tail end of World War I. Volume One chronicles McHarg?s liaisons between the British Secret Service Bureau and the Spanish anarchists. McHarg tells of a corrupt Spanish regime bent on crushing a rebellious working... more...

  • A Drizzle of Honeyby David M. Gitlitz; Linda Kay Davidson

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    When Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition, many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public sphere. To root out these heretics, the courts of the Inquisition published checklists of koshering practices and "grilled" the servants, neighbors, and even... more...

  • Spanish Seaborne Empireby John Horace Parry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Spanish empire in America was the first of the great seaborne empires of western Europe; it was for long the richest and the most formidable, the focus of envy, fear, and hatred. Its haphazard beginning dates from 1492; it was to last more than three hundred years before breaking up in the early nineteenth century in civil wars between rival generals... more...

  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil Warby Amanda Vaill

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 20.99

    A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe?a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century"?six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage... more...

  • Rivers of Goldby Hugh Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    From one of the greatest historians of the Spanish world, here is a fresh and fascinating account of Spain?s early conquests in the Americas. Hugh Thomas?s magisterial narrative of Spain in the New World has all the characteristics of great historical literature: amazing discoveries, ambition, greed, religious fanaticism, court intrigue, and a battle... more...

  • Ready for Revolutionby Agustín Guillamón; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    An armed, clandestine, union committee evolves into the revolutionary vanguard. more...

  • Hell and Good Companyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 16.00

    From the Pulitzer Prize?winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb , ?The most extraordinary book about the Spanish Civil War ever encountered? ( The Washington Post ). The Spanish Civil War (1936?1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Martha... more...