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  • Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagidby Shmuel HaNagid; Peter Cole

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    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...

  • The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by H. Micheal Tarver; H. Micheal Tarver; Emily Slape; Emily Slape

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia provides students as well as anyone interested in Spain, Latin America, or empires in general the necessary materials to explore and better understand the centuries-long empire of the Iberian kingdom. The work is organized around eight themes to allow the reader the ability to explore each theme through... more...

  • World Without Endby Hugh Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Empire and building on five centuries of scholarship, World Without End is the epic conclusion of an unprecedented three-volume history of the Spanish Empire from ?one of the most productive and wide-ranging historians of modern times? ( The New York Times Book Review ).   The legacy of imperial... more...

  • 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 US$ 44.28

    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...

  • The Spanish Armadasby Winston Graham

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 6.61

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Previously published as a special issue of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain  is the second in a series of research bibliographies on the Theatre in Spain. Representing ten years of searches and compilation by its specialist authors, this volume draws together data on more than 1,500 books, articles and documents... more...