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  • Lending to the Borrower from Hellby Mauricio Drelichman; Hans-Joachim Voth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical precedents can offer valuable insights. Lending to the Borrower from Hell looks at one famous case--the debts and defaults of Philip... more...

  • The Spanish Armadaby Robert Hutchinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries and culminating in the... more...

  • Death in the Afternoonby Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2014; US$ 18.00

    Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport and reveals a rich source of inspiration for his art. The unrivaled drama of bullfighting, with its rigorous... more...

  • History of Mathematical Sciencesby Luís Saraiva; Catherine Jami

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 234.00

    At the end of the 15th century, Portugal was given the oversight (Padroado) of all Catholic missions in Asia. The Society of Jesus played a major role in this enterprise of evangelization, which in Jesuit hands led to the transmission of major elements of European mathematical sciences to East Asia. The essays in this volume present important new data... 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...

  • Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil Warby Alfredo Logoluso; Richard Caruana

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The CR.32 Falco was a handsome and highly maneuverable bi-plane fighter. During General Franco's fight with the Republicans for the control of Spain from 1936 - 39, no fewer than 477 CR.32s were involved, with an astounding 709 confirmed aerial victories, and an additional 320 kills claimed, against just 62 losses. As these statistics reveal, the CR.32... more...

  • The Spanish Armadasby Winston Graham

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.22

    From the author of the Poldark series more...

  • A Critical Companion to Jorge Semprúnby Ofelia Ferrán; Gina Herrmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Presenting the first English-language collection of essays on Jorge Semprún, this volume explores the life and work of the Spanish Holocaust survivor, author, and political activist. Essays explore his cultural production in all its manifestations, including the role of testimony and fiction in representations of the Holocaust. more...

  • Diplomatarium of the Crusader Kingdom of Valenciaby Robert Ignatius Burns

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This work presents the first five hundred of the over 2,000 documents that Robert I. Burns will make available from the registers of Jaume the Conqueror at the Crown Archives in Barcelona--the most impressive archives of this kind outside the papal series, and the first extensive use of paper by a European government. Volume II begins the four planned... more...

  • Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899by Rainer Buschmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean. more...