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  • 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...

  • The Portuguese in Sri Lanka and South Indiaby Zoltán Biedermann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 52.99

    Zoltán Biedermann?s book explores the Portuguese presence in Sri Lanka and South India with an emphasis on connections, interactions and adaptations. An introduction, six freshly revised case studies and an afterword provide historical insights into the making of Portuguese power in the region and point out new ways forward in the study of the subject.... 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...

  • Spain in Our Heartsby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 19.33

    From the moment it began in 1936, the Spanish Civil War became the political question of the age. Hitler and Mussolini quickly sent aircraft, troops and supplies to the right-wing generals bent on overthrowing Spain's elected government. Millions of people around the world felt passionately that rapidly advancing fascism must be halted in Spain; if... more...

  • The Blue Divisionby Xavier Moreno Juliá

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book, translated from the original Spanish, is the primary academic and historical study of the Blue Division?a Falangist initiative involving the dispatch of some 40,000 Spanish combatants (more than a half of whom paid with their lives, health, or liberty) to the Russian Front during the Second World War. Xavier Moreno Juliá does not limit... more...

  • Cervantes?s Novelas ejemplaresby William H. Clamurro

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    Cervantes?s Novelas ejemplares : Reading their Lessons from His Time to Ours offers a thematically oriented reading of the Novelas ejemplare s with relevant asides to Cervantes? other works. It takes into account the recent scholarship on the Novelas , and it also reflects the author?s experience of teaching Cervantes? works in recent... more...

  • The Confident Hope of a Miracleby Neil Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    The real story of the Spanish Armada. In the winter of 1587 the Spanish Armada, the largest force of warships ever assembled, set sail to crush the English navy. This breathtaking overview of one of the most fascinating campaigns in European history begins with the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the event that precipitated the launching of the... more...

  • Conquerorsby Roger Crowley

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    Empires of the Sea and City of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley established himself as our generation?s preeminent historian of the great European seafaring empires, and the go-to author for post-Crusade clashes of East and West. Now, in Conquerors, Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small,... more...

  • The Discourse of Flanerie in Antonio Muñoz Molina?s Textsby Richard Sperber

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    By exploring how Spain?s leading contemporary author continues and modifies the tradition of flaneur literature (Poe, Baudelaire, Benjamin) in novels and urban sketches between 1987 and 2009, this study adds to Muñoz Molina criticism which has ignored cross-cultural aspects of his texts. The author?s Spanish renegotiation of the primitivist, Orientalist,... 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...