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  • The Revolution before the Revolutionby Guya Accornero

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    Histories of Portugal's transition to democracy have long focused on the 1974 military coup that toppled the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and set in motion the divestment of the nation's colonial holdings. However, the events of this "Carnation Revolution" were in many ways the culmination of a much longer process of resistance and protest originating... more...

  • Talavera 1809by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The battle of Talavera in 1809 was one of the major battles of the Peninsular War and Arthur Wellesley's first victory in Spain itself, following which he was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera and Wellington. Although Wellesely's forces were outnumbered, and a sizeable contingent of the Spanish ran away, he had chosen a superb defensive position... more...

  • The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (2)by Alejandro de Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 13.95

    The Spanish Civil War, 1936?39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and... 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...

  • Art - Écriture - Engagementby Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant; Amos Fergombe

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    L?ouvrage réunit des contributions consacrées à l?engagement de ceux qui formèrent les Brigades Internationales et servirent la République espagnole depuis l?automne 1936 en participant à la défense de Madrid jusqu?à novembre 1938, peu avant la chute de Barcelone. Un regard sur l?engagement devait être d?abord une écoute et aussi une capacité à approcher... 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...

  • Music and Exile in Francoist Spainby Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host country. Spanish exiled composers, however, were... more...

  • Chronicle Of The Cidby Robert Southey

    Copyright Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Robert Southey was born on the 12th of August 1774 in Bristol. A poet of the Romantic school and one of the "Lake Poets". Although his fame has been eclipsed by that of his friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse was highly influential and he wrote movingly against the horrors and injustice of the slave trade. Among... more...

  • A Distant Heartbeatby Eunice Lipton

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    A Distant Heartbeat tells a tale of passion and heroism, centered on a fierce competition between brothers, a packet of missing letters, and the unforeseen results of family betrayal. more...

  • From Heaven to Earthby Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 69.00

    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...