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Spain & Portugal

  • 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 GermÓ 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...

  • Hell and Good Companyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 30.00

    From the Pulitzer Prize?winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb ?the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War (1936?1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including... more...

  • The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900by Kimberly Anne Coles; Ralph Bauer; Zita Nunes; Carla L. Peterson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    The essays of this collection explore how ideas about 'blood' in science and literature have supported, at various points in history and in various places in the circum-Atlantic world, fantasies of human embodiment and human difference that serve to naturalize existing hierarchies. more...

  • John Kemble?s Gibraltar Journalby Eric W. Nye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 165.00

    A host of newly-discovered documents enable us to re-examine one of the most intriguing events in British intellectual history, the Spanish Expedition of the Cambridge Apostles in 1830-1. more...

  • The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (2)by Alejandro De Quesada

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    This book offers an extensive overview of the myriad Republican forces during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. The conflict was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. The study illustrates, textually and visually, how the Republican forces were initially varied in appearance and character. Loyal elements... more...