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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Spanish Armadasby Winston Graham

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.42

    The story of the Spanish Armada, sent crashing to destruction in stormy seas by English battleships, is one of the most famous and popular of British history. Philip II of Spain?s crusade to conquer Protestant England was the culmination of an undeclared war between the two nations which had simmered for years. The dramatic destruction of the Spanish... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spainby Keith David Howard

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Howard demonstrates that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on early modern Spanish prose treatises. more...