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  • Historia de los heterodoxos españoles. Libro IIIby Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    The author wrote in this piece concerning the role of the historian, who must also be a theologian, and discussed the difficulties and frustrations of chornicling an ongoing field like historical study. It is a scholarly work of great significance to conservative thought in 20th century Spanish society. more...

  • Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literatureby David A. Wacks

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    The year 1492 has long divided the study of Sephardic culture into two distinct periods, before and after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. David A. Wacks examines the works of Sephardic writers from the 13th to the 16th centuries and shows that this literature was shaped by two interwoven experiences of diaspora: first from the Biblical homeland... more...

  • Talavera 1809by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The battle of Talavera in 1809 was one of the major battles of the Peninsular War and Arthur Wellesley's first victory in Spain itself, following which he was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera and Wellington. Although Wellesely's forces were outnumbered, and a sizeable contingent of the Spanish ran away, he had chosen a superb defensive position... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 13.95

    The Spanish Civil War, 1936?39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and... more...

  • Mujeres para la historiaby Antonina Rodrigo

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Antonina Rodrigo recoge en este libro las voces de 14 mujeres luchadoras en diversos campos de la vida pública que, sumadas conjuntamente, sustentan, en gran parte, el auge del progreso femenino. Ellas fueron las pioneras del cambio más importante que se está plasmando en los primeros años del siglo XX. En sus páginas viven dos actrices y una bailarina... more...

  • Art - Écriture - Engagementby Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant; Amos Fergombe

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    L?ouvrage réunit des contributions consacrées à l?engagement de ceux qui formèrent les Brigades Internationales et servirent la République espagnole depuis l?automne 1936 en participant à la défense de Madrid jusqu?à novembre 1938, peu avant la chute de Barcelone. Un regard sur l?engagement devait être d?abord une écoute et aussi une capacité à approcher... more...

  • Memory, War, and Dictatorship in Recent Spanish Fiction by Womenby Sarah Leggott

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book discusses a number of recent novels by Spanish women writers that present women?s experiences in Spain during the years of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship. It considers these works in the context of the ?memory boom? in contemporary Spain and draws on work from the fields of memory and trauma studies. more...

  • Death and Money in The Afternoonby Adrian Shubert

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 67.99

    Bullfighting has long been perceived as an antiquated, barbarous legacy from Spain's medieval past. This book argues that many of that country's best poets, philosophers, and intellectuals have accepted the corrida as the embodiment of Spain's rejection of the modern world. more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • 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...