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- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
This biography of Queen María de Molina explores her life and demonstrates the collective exercise of her power and authority as a monarchical queen. The author details her resilient determination as queen and later as regent, her partnership with King Sancho IV, and her struggle to provide peace and stability in the Kingdom of Castile-León. more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 59.99
Despite a common heritage dating back centuries and mutual national interests, such as their joint fear of Soviet influence across the Mediterranean, it took 38 years after the establishment of the State of Israel (1948) and a decade after Franco?s death (1975) for relations to be established between Jerusalem and Madrid (1986). There was no apparent... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Focusing on literary texts produced from 2000 to 2009, Lorraine Ryan examines the imbrication between the preservation of Republican memory and the transformations of Spanish public space during the period from 1931 to 2005. Accordingly, Ryan analyzes the spatial empowerment and disempowerment of Republican memory and identity in Dulce ChacÃ³n?s Cielos... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 33.95
The first major poet of the Hebrew literary renaissance of Moslem Spain, Shmuel Ben Yosef Ha-Levi HaNagid (993-1056 c.e.) was also the Prime Minister of the Muslim state of Granada, battlefield commander of the non-Jewish Granadan army, and one of the leading religious figures in a medieval Jewish world that stretched from Andalusia to Baghdad. Peter... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...