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  • 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...

  • 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 Spanish Armadasby Winston Graham

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.69

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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 Muslim Struggle for Civil Rights in Spainby Aitana Guia

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book looks at how Muslims in Spain have changed legislation linked to religious pluralism and immigration and have fortified Spain?s frail history and practice of democracy since 1975. Spanish Muslims have achieved this through active civil engagement and a persistent struggle for rights and for status as immigrants and as citizens on par with... 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...