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  • 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...

  • From Heaven to Earthby Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Between the late twelfth century and the mid fourteenth, Castile saw a reordering of mental, spiritual, and physical space. Fresh ideas about sin and intercession coincided with new ways of representing the self and emerging perceptions of property as tangible. This radical shift in values or mentalités was most evident among certain social groups,... 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...

  • History of Mathematical Sciencesby Luís Saraiva; Catherine Jami

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lisbonby Neill Lochery

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 15.99

    Lisbon had a pivotal role in the history of World War II, though not a gun was fired there. The only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis power operated openly, it was temporary home to much of Europe?s exiled royalty, over one million refugees seeking passage to the U.S., and a host of spies, secret police, captains of industry, bankers,... 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...

  • Memory, War, and Dictatorship in Recent Spanish Fiction by Womenby Sarah Leggott

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book discusses a number of recent novels by Spanish women writers that present women?s experiences in Spain during the years of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship. It considers these works in the context of the ?memory boom? in contemporary Spain and draws on work from the fields of memory and trauma studies. more...

  • Mujeres para la historiaby Antonina Rodrigo

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Antonina Rodrigo recoge en este libro las voces de 14 mujeres luchadoras en diversos campos de la vida pública que, sumadas conjuntamente, sustentan, en gran parte, el auge del progreso femenino. Ellas fueron las pioneras del cambio más importante que se está plasmando en los primeros años del siglo XX. En sus páginas viven dos actrices y una bailarina... 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...