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  • Portuguese in the East, Theby Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    Vasco da Gama?s voyage to India in the late 15th Century opened up new economic and cultural horizons for the Portuguese. At the height of Portugal?s maritime influence, it had created an oceanic state ranging from the Cape of Good Hope to China. While Portugal?s direct political influence in Asia was comparatively short-lived, its linguistic influence... more...

  • Spain and the Mediterraneanby Professor Richard Gillespie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 168.00

    The first comprehensive study of the Mediterranean dimension to Spain's external relations. Besides an historical overview of Spanish involvement in the Mediterranean, the book analyses how relations with Morocco and Algeria were prioritized, before a more 'global' policy was adopted, extending to the Middle East. The study demonstrates how Spain has... more...

  • A History of Early al-Andalusby David James

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    The Akhb?r majm??a , or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ?Abd al-Rahm?n III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early history of al-Andalus has aroused more controversy,... more...

  • Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spainby Michelle Clouse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices. Complementing recent histories that have emphasized the interdependent... more...

  • The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spainby Jesus Cruz

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In recent years, scholars in the field of Spanish studies have analyzed disparate elements of modern middle-class milieu, such as leisure and sociability, but Jesus Cruz looks at these elements as part of the whole. In The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain he traces the contribution of nineteenth-century bourgeois cultures not... more...

  • Caliphs and Kingsby Roger Collins

    Wiley 2012; US$ 77.95

    Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society - when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony - revealing a fuller, more complex picture of this fascinating period.  Presents new ideas and interpretations of a fascinating yet much misunderstood period of Spanish... more...

  • The Conquistadorsby Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...

  • Medina Mayritby Ana Ruiz

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95

    Ana Ruiz traces the Celt-Iberian, Roman, and Visigoth roots of the capital of Spain and explores Moorish Madrid of yesterday and today. She recounts intriguing legends and highlights curiosities and special sites in Madrid as well as Toledo. She explains place-names and terms, and the ample illustrations make this an unusual street-by-street guide... more...

  • The True History of The Conquest of New Spainby Bernal Diaz Del Castillo; Janet Burke; Ted Humphrey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.50

    This rugged new translation—the first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MS—allows Diaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernando Cortes and his men as they set... more...

  • La Rojaby Jimmy Burns

    Nation Books 2012; US$ 16.99

    La Roja takes us on a journey through some of the extraordinary characters, games and other activities that have defined Spanish soccer, from the early days when a few enthusiasts developed their talent, to the emergence of rival giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and a national team that, encompassing all that was most brilliant in the Spanish... more...