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Spain & Portugal

  • Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese Worldby Erik Lars Myrup

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    Encompassing numerous territories across four different continents, Portugal's early modern empire depended upon a vast and complex bureaucracy, yet colonial power did not reside solely in the centralized state. In a masterful reconceptualization of the functioning of empire, Erik Lars Myrup's Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese World... more...

  • Performing al-Andalusby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day... more...

  • Protestant Missionaries in Spain, 1869?1936by Kent Eaton

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    This book examines the history of the Protestant denominations in Europe that attempted to bring their churches to Spain just prior to the creation of Spain?s First Republic (1873?74), when religious liberty briefly existed. more...

  • The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic Worldby Scott Eastman; Natalia Sobrevilla Perea; Gregorio Alonso; Roberto Breņa; Jordana Dym; Scott Eastman; Marcela Echeverri; Brian Roger Hamnett; Rafael Marquese; M. C. Mirow; Tâmis Parron; David Sartorius; Natalia Sobrevilla Perea; Marcela Ternavasio; Reuben Zahler

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 64.95

    In March 1812, while Napoleon?s brother Joseph sat on the throne of Spain and the armies of France occupied much of the country, legislators elected from Spain and its overseas territories met in the Andalusian city of Cádiz. There, as the cornerstone of a government in exile, they drafted and adopted the first liberal constitution in the Hispanic... more...

  • Exiles in Sepharadby Jeffrey Gorsky

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 24.95

    The dramatic one-thousand-year history of Jews in Spain comes to life in Exiles in Sepharad . Jeffrey Gorsky vividly relates this colorful period of Jewish history, from the era when Jewish culture was at its height in Muslim Spain to the horrors of the Inquisition and the Expulsion. Twenty percent of Jews today are descended from Sephardic Jews,... more...

  • Is Spain Different?by Nigel Townson

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The slogan that launched the tourist industry in the 1960s, ?Spain is Different!,? has come to haunt historians. Much effort and energy have been expended ever since in endeavoring to show that Spain has not been different, but normal. Still, many of the defining features of the country?s past?the civil wars, the weak liberalism, the Franco dictatorship?are... 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...

  • Armies of Castile and Aragon 1370-1516by John Pohl; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    Armies of Castile and Aragon depicts the fighting men whose skill and tactical flexibility made Spain into a world power at the close of the Middle Ages, carving out empires from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Much has been written of the men who fought in the Hundred Years' War between England and France, and the Wars of the Roses. But meanwhile,... more...

  • Disdain, Distrust and Dissolutionby Germā Bel

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Support for independence in Catalonia has increased rapidly over the past decade. This dynamic is the result of Catalans in political, economic, and academic fields who no longer believe that the necessary reform of Spanish government is a viable option in terms of achieving an acceptable arrangement for Catalonia to stay within the Spanish state.... more...

  • The Peninsular Warby Charles Esdaile

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    At the end of the 18th century Spain remained one of the world's most powerful empires. Portugal, too, was prosperous at the time. By 1808, everything had changed. Portugal was under occupation and ravaged by famine, disease, economic problems and political instability. Spain had imploded and worse was to come. For the next six years, the peninsula... more...