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  • 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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    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; Jr. Walter C. Opello

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Portuguese in the East, Theby Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

    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...

  • France and the Spanish Civil Warby Mr Martin Hurcombe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

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