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Spain & Portugal

  • Rails Across Europeby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The two volumes covering Rails Across Europe are divided into one covering the North and West of the continent, the other dealing with the South and East. The photos were taken by David Cable, well-regarded author of several photographic albums of trains throughout the world, supplemented by a few taken by friends. The books show pictures of modern... more...

  • The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin Americaby Mary A. Kato; Francisco Ordóñez

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 48.99 US$ 42.13

    Spanish and Portuguese were Romance languages spoken in the Iberian Peninsula and were brought to America as the languages of the colonizers in the 16th century. Along the centuries, the two languages developed specific properties that distinguish them from the varieties spoken in the Old World. This book offers a rich comparative material which helps... more...

  • Mediterráneo descapotableby Iñigo Domínguez

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Crónica de los excesos de la época de las vacas gordas en el Mediterráneo. En 2008, Íñigo Domínguez viajó en descapotable por el Mediterráneo para tomarle el pulso a un país que llevaba una década comportándose como un nuevo rico con gomina. España era una falla hortera a punto de arder. Con el asombro de un marciano recién aterrizado en la tierra,... more...

  • The Empirical Empireby Arndt Brendecke

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 43.49

    Welche konkreten Funktionen hatte das Wissen im kolonialen Spanien der frühen Neuzeit? Brendecke analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen Empirie und Macht zur Zeit der spanischen Habsburger und stellt die Wichtigkeit des Wissens für den Prozess der Staatsbildung heraus. Auf einmalige Weise gelingt ihm dabei die Synthese von ideen-, wissenschafts-... more...

  • Emigrant Dreams, Immigrant Bordersby Raquel Vega-Durán

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 94.99

    This interdisciplinary book offers a fresh way to understand present-day Spain in relation to its African and Latin American migrants. It combines readings of a large range of cultural works with a clear understanding of political, historical, and social context, in order to rethink migrant identities, their complex cultural representations, and... more...

  • Music and Exile in Francoist Spainby Eva Moreda Rodriguez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host country. Spanish exiled composers, however, were... more...

  • Las dos Españasby Nicholas Managanas

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The idea of a divided Spain, where one half is antagonistic to the other half, dates back at least to the 19th-century. The narrative of las dos Españas is evident across many political and historical debates operating in the Spanish state, and contemporarily it shadows and informs national issues from Catalan independence to the teaching of history... more...

  • Tartessos and the Phoenicians in Iberiaby Sebastián Celestino; Carolina López-Ruiz

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    This book is about the earliest historical civilization in the western Mediterranean, known as "Tartessos." Tartessos was a literate, sophisticated, urban culture in southwestern Iberia. This book presents the most comprehensive, coherent and theoretically up-to-date overview of the discovery, sources, and debates surrounding this puzzling culture more...

  • The Mark of Rebelsby Barry M. Robinson

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    In The Mark of Rebels Barry Robinson offers a new look at Mexican Independence from the perspective of an indigenous population caught in the heart of the struggle. During the conquest and settlement of Mexico?s Western Sierra Madre, Spain?s indigenous allies constructed an indio fronterizo identity for their ethnically diverse descendants. These... more...

  • From Heaven to Earthby Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Between the late twelfth century and the mid fourteenth, Castile saw a reordering of mental, spiritual, and physical space. Fresh ideas about sin and intercession coincided with new ways of representing the self and emerging perceptions of property as tangible. This radical shift in values or mentalités was most evident among certain social groups,... more...