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  • Podemos!by Pablo Iglesias Turrión; Raul Zelik

    Rotpunktverlag 2015; Not Available

    »Podemos! Wind des Wandels aus Spanien« führt durch das Denkgebäude der gleichnamigen jungen Partei, die innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einer der stärksten politischen Kräfte Spaniens geworden ist. Der 37-jährige Leader Pablo Iglesias markiert ihre Ziele: die Demokratie von unten neu zu erfinden, sich die eigene Geschichte anzueignen und die globale kapitalistische... more...

  • Spain in Our Heartsby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 20.03

    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...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell; Lionel Trilling; Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1969; US$ 14.95

    In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell?s experiences. Introduction by Lionel Trilling, foreword by Adam Hochschild. 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...

  • 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$ 13.99

    '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$ 69.99

    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...

  • The Spanish Tercios 1536-1704by Ignacio Lopez; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    A mixed infantry formation made up of about 3,000 men armed with pikes, swords and handguns, the innovative and influential tercio or 'Spanish square' was the basic combat unit of the armies of Spain throughout much of the 16th and 17th centuries. Arguably the first permanent tactical formation seen in Europe since the Roman cohort, the tercio was... 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...