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  • 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$ 10.14

    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$ 83.95 US$ 72.76

    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...

  • The Paleogene and Neogene of Western Iberia (Portugal)by Joćo Pais

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 49.95

    This volume includes a general description of the Portuguese Cenozoic basins in the Iberian tectonic context. The main stratigraphic units, including sedimentological, stratigraphical and palaeontological data, are characterized. Correlations between different sectors are presented as well as general paleogeographical evolution maps. The volume includes... more...

  • The Anarchist Collectivesby Sam Dolgoff; Murray Bookchin

    Black Rose Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    A highly important study that reveals a very different understanding of the nature of radical social change, and the means of achieving it. more...

  • A Vanished Worldby Christopher Lowney

    Free Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    In a world troubled by religious strife and division, Chris Lowney's vividly written book offers a hopeful historical reminder: Muslims, Christians, and Jews once lived together in Spain, creating a centuries-long flowering of commerce, culture, art, and architecture. In 711, a ragtag army of Muslim North Africans conquered Christian Spain and launched... more...

  • The Freedom Lineby Peter Eisner

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 10.49

    The romance of Casablanca ... the gripping narrative of Eye of the Needle ... both come together in this enthralling true story of World War II resistance fighters and the airmen they saved. As war raged against Hitler's Germany, an increasing number of Allied fliers were shot down onmissions against Nazi targets in occupied Europe. Many fliers parachuted... more...

  • Catalonia Since the Spanish Civil Warby Andrew Dowling

    Sussex Academic Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War examines the transformation of the Catalan nation in socio-economic, political and historical terms, and offers an innovative interpretation of the determinants of its nationalist mobilisation. With Franco?s and Spanish nationalism?s victory in 1939, and the consolidation of a long-lasting dictatorship, it appeared... more...