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  • María de Molina, Queen and Regentby Paulette Lynn Pepin

    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...

  • SpanishIsraeli Relations, 19561992by Guy Setton

    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...

  • Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrativeby Lorraine Ryan

    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 Chacón?s Cielos... more...

  • Blue Divisionby Xavier Moreno Juliá

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    This book, translated from the original Spanish, is the primary academic and historical study of the Blue Division?a Falangist initiative involving the dispatch of some 40,000 Spanish combatants (more than a half of whom paid with their lives, health, or liberty) to the Russian Front during the Second World War. Xavier Moreno Juliá does not limit himself... more...

  • Friend or Foe?by Peter Anderson

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 59.99

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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 2007; 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...

  • Sammy and Juliana in Hollywoodby Benjamin Alire Saenz

    Cinco Puntos Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    A YA novel Latino-style--it's 1969 and Hollywood is a dirt-poor barrio in small town America. 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...