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  • Catalonia's Advocatesby Stephen Jacobson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, Stephen Jacobson presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators of static law, Barcelona's lawyers were at the center of social conflict and political and economic change, mediating between state, family,... more...

  • War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898by John Lawrence Tone

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, according to John Tone, the longer Spanish-Cuban conflict was in fact more remarkable, foreshadowing the wars of decolonization in the twentieth century. Employing newly released evidence--including... more...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    The Spanish Civil War was the curtainraiser to World War II and involved a complex collection of forces, particularly on the Republican side. This title illustrates how diverse the Republican forces were, drawn from loyal elements of the Spanish army that rejected the appeal of the rebel generals, a wide range of volunteer regional units and political... more...

  • Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrativeby Lorraine Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on literary texts produced from 2000 to 2009, Lorraine Ryan examines the imbrication between the preservation of Republican memory and the transformations of Spanish public space during the period from 1931 to 2005. Accordingly, Ryan analyzes the spatial empowerment and disempowerment of Republican memory and identity in Dulce ChacĆ³n?s Cielos... more...

  • The Foundations of Civil Warby Francisco J. Romero Salvado

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the decay of Liberal politics in Spain as the regional version of the general crisis that engulfed most of Europe between 1916 and 1923. Romero enriches the important wider debate about this watershed period of European history when, in the face of unprecedented mass social protest and political mobilization, incumbent governing... more...

  • Urban Indians in a Silver Cityby Dana Murillo; Dana Velasco Murillo

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    In the sixteenth century, silver mined by native peoples became New Spain's most important export. Silver production served as a catalyst for northern expansion, creating mining towns that led to the development of new industries, markets, population clusters, and frontier institutions. Within these towns, the need for labor, raw materials, resources,... more...

  • Survival Songsby Stephanie Sieburth

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 45.00

    Stephanie Sieburth’s Survival Song s explores how a genre of Spanish popular music, the copla , as sung by legendary performer Conchita Piquer, helped Republican sympathizers to survive the Franco regime’s dehumanizing treatment following the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). more...

  • They Need Nothingby Robert Richmond Ellis

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 59.00

    Ellis provides a groundbreaking expansion of the geographical and cultural contours of Hispanism that bridges the fields of European, Latin American, and Asian Studies. more...

  • Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504)by Evelina Guzauskyte

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 65.00

    In this fascinating book, Evelina Gužauskytė uses the names Columbus gave to places in the Caribbean Basin as a way to examine the complex encounter between Europeans and the native inhabitants. more...

  • 'Lector Ludens'by Michael Scham

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 70.00

    Michael Scham uses Cervantes’s Don Quijote  and  Novelas ejemplares  as the basis for a wide-ranging exploration of early modern Spanish views on recreations ranging from cards and dice to hunting, attending the theater, and reading fiction. more...