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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95
Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers? songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 67.99
Bullfighting has long been perceived as an antiquated, barbarous legacy from Spain's medieval past. This book argues that many of that country's best poets, philosophers, and intellectuals have accepted the corrida as the embodiment of Spain's rejection of the modern world. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 23.00
A comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of Portugal's formation and history up to 1807 and of its acquisition of a wide-flung maritime empire from the early fifteenth century. more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
This book examines an unlikely development in modern political philosophy: the adoption by a major national government of the ideas of a living political theorist. When José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero became Spain's opposition leader in 2000, he pledged that if his socialist party won power he would govern Spain in accordance with the principles laid... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
At the height of María de Zayas?s popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth century, Zayas had been excluded from the Spanish literary canon because of her gender and the sociopolitical changes that swept Spain and Europe.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 97.99
The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Portugal greatly expands on the second edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
The essays collected in this volume from leading and recent scholars in Peninsular and colonial studies offer entirely new research on women's acquisition and practice of literacy, on conventual literacy and on the cultural representations of women's literacy. The collection reveals the surprisingly broad range of pedagogical methods and learning... more...