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  • A Political Philosophy in Public Lifeby Martí; José; Luis; Philip Pettit

    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...

  • Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusionby María de Zayas y Sotomayor; Margaret R. Greer; Elizabeth Rhodes

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Portugalby Douglas L. Wheeler; Walter C. Opello

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 89.99

    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...

  • Women's Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New Worldby Ms Rosilie Hernández; Dr Anne J Cruz

    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...

  • France and the Spanish Civil Warby Mr Martin Hurcombe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    In this wide-ranging study of French intellectuals who represented the Spanish Civil War as it was happening and in its immediate aftermath, Hurcombe explores the ways in which these individuals addressed national anxieties and shaped the French political landscape. Bringing together reports, essays and fiction by French supporters of Franco's... more...

  • Spain and the Mediterraneanby Professor Richard Gillespie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    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 2012; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Caliphs and Kingsby Roger Collins

    Wiley 2012; US$ 41.95

    ‘Dr Collins has provided a commendably clear, insightful and scholarly guide to the Umayyad period in Iberia. This latest volume maintains the high standard of Wiley-Blackwell's distinguished History of Spain series.’ —Simon Barton, University of Exeter 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$ 15.50

    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...