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  • 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...

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

    Stanford University Press 2016; Not Available

    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 Cinema of Contradictionby Sally Faulkner

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2006; US$ 125.00

    A key decade in world cinema, the 1960s was also a crucial era of change in Spain. A Cinema of Contradiction , the first book to focus in depth on this period in Spain, analyses six films that reflect and interpret these transformations. The coexistence of traditional and modern values and the timid acceptance of limited change by Franco’s authoritarian... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    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...