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  • The Portugal Storyby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    This selective history of Portugal reflects the author?s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation?s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author?s travels and archival research. ?Dos Passos,? writes historian J. H. Plumb, ?brings to his material a novelist?s acute eye for human character and a narrative... more...

  • The Making of the Basque Nationby Marianne Heiberg

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 54.00

    Set against the historical background of Spain's unification as a modern state, this book is a study of Basque nationalism. more...

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

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Spanish Civil War Tanksby Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The tanks used during the Spanish Civil War are not often examined in any great detail, and are often labeled as little more than test vehicles in a convenient proving ground before World War II. But, with groundbreaking research, armor expert Steven J Zaloga has taken a fresh look at the tanks deployed in Spain, examining how future tanks and armored... more...

  • The Paleogene and Neogene of Western Iberia (Portugal)by João Pais

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    This volume includes a general description of the Portuguese Cenozoic basins in the Iberian tectonic context. The main stratigraphic units, including sedimentological, stratigraphical and palaeontological data, are characterized. Correlations between different sectors are presented as well as general paleogeographical evolution maps. The volume includes... more...

  • Franco's Cryptby Jeremy Treglown

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    An open-minded and clear-eyed reexamination of the cultural artifacts of Franco?s Spain True, false, or both? Spain?s 1939?75 dictator, Francisco Franco, was a pioneer of water conservation and sustainable energy. Pedro Almodóvar is only the most recent in a line of great antiestablishment film directors who have worked continuously in Spain... more...

  • A Vanished Worldby Christopher Lowney

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    In a world troubled by religious strife and division, Chris Lowney's vividly written book offers a hopeful historical reminder: Muslims, Christians, and Jews once lived together in Spain, creating a centuries-long flowering of commerce, culture, art, and architecture. In 711, a ragtag army of Muslim North Africans conquered Christian Spain and launched... more...

  • Spanish Republican Acesby Rafael Lopez; Julio Caeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    At the start of the civil war, most young fighter officers joined the rebels (Nationalists). It was the high ranking officers, grupo or escuadrilla commanders, and the NCOs, sergeants and corporals who remained loyal to the government. The obsolete Nieuport Ni.52s and the three rare Hawker Furies were soon outpaced by the opposing more modern Fiat... more...

  • Francoby Gabrielle Ashford Hodges

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    General Francisco Franco came to prominence during the days of David Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson and was able to cling to absolute political power until his death in 1975. Over his fifty-year career, he became one of the four dictators who changed the face of Europe during the twentieth century. Franco joined the Spanish Army when he was barely... more...

  • The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spainby Philip B. Thomason; Ceri Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Previously published as a special issue of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain  is the second in a series of research bibliographies on the Theatre in Spain. Representing ten years of searches and compilation by its specialist authors, this volume draws together data on more than 1,500 books, articles and documents... more...