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  • 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$ 5.19

    From the author of the Poldark series more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip IIby 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 Spanish Armadaby Robert Hutchinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries and culminating in the... 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...

  • Skylightby Jose Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.38

    Called ?the book lost and found in time? by its author, Skylight is one of Saramago?s earliest novels. The manuscript was lost in the publishers? offices in Lisbon for decades, and is only now being published in English. Lisbon, late-1940s. The inhabitants of an old apartment block are struggling to make ends meet. There?s the elderly shoemaker... more...

  • Swords of El Cidby Tom Hill

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Swords, combat, ransom, siege, battle, rape, starvation, revenge, bloodshed, justice, honour and death. The life of the famous El Cid as he wages medieval warfare to seize Valencia. A thousand years ago the Christian Knights of the Kings of Leon fight the ruling Muslim Moors and the dreaded Almoravids of the Sahara for the right to rule Spain. 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...

  • Diplomatarium of the Crusader Kingdom of Valencia: The Registered Charters of Its Conqueror, Jaume I, 1257-1276. II: Documents 1-500. Foundations of Crusader Valencia: Revolt and Recovery, 1257-1263by Robert Ignatius Burns

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This work presents the first five hundred of the over 2,000 documents that Robert I. Burns will make available from the registers of Jaume the Conqueror at the Crown Archives in Barcelona--the most impressive archives of this kind outside the papal series, and the first extensive use of paper by a European government. Volume II begins the four planned... more...