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- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 22.00
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...
- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 168.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95
Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices. Complementing recent histories that have emphasized the interdependent... more...
- LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95
In recent years, scholars in the field of Spanish studies have analyzed disparate elements of modern middle-class milieu, such as leisure and sociability, but Jesus Cruz looks at these elements as part of the whole. In The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain he traces the contribution of nineteenth-century bourgeois cultures not... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99
With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...
- 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...