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  • The Moor's Last Standby Elizabeth Drayson

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 23.98

    The Moor's Last Stand presents the poignant story of Boabdil, the last Muslim king of Granada. Betrayed by his family and undermined by faction and internal conflict, Boabdil was defeated in 1492 by the forces of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of the newly united kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. The Christian victory marked the completion of... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolome Las Casas; Anthony Pagden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of... more...

  • The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spainby Jesus Cruz

    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...

  • Caliphs and Kingsby Roger Collins

    Wiley 2012; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society - when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony - revealing a fuller, more complex picture of this fascinating period.  Presents new ideas and interpretations of a fascinating yet much misunderstood period of Spanish... 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...