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Spain & Portugal

  • Conquerorsby Roger Crowley

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    Empires of the Sea and City of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley established himself as our generation?s preeminent historian of the great European seafaring empires, and the go-to author for post-Crusade clashes of East and West. Now, in Conquerors, Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small,... more...

  • Spain's Martyred Citiesby Martin Minchom

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Spain?s Martyred Cities studies international reactions to the Spanish Civil War between the Battle of Madrid in November 1936 and the bombing of Guernica in April 1937. Many of the iconic events of the war belong to this key period, when international perceptions of the conflict were decisively shaped. The subject is approached through French and... more...

  • The Wise Kingby Simon R. Doubleday

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    If I had been present at the Creation,? the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, Many faults in the universe would have been avoided.? Known as El Sabio , the Wise,? Alfonso was renowned by friends and enemies alike for his sparkling intellect and extraordinary cultural achievements. In The Wise King , celebrated... more...

  • Marching against Gender Practiceby J. P. Linstroth

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    Marching against Gender Practice asks why the majority of people in the Basque town of Hondarribia do not accept women?s broader participation in the Alarde parade which represents locality, regionalism, and nationalism. It is centered on two opposing gender worldviews between the betikoak traditionalists and Women of Mugarrietakoa feminists. ... more...

  • War, So Much Warby Mercè Rodoreda; Martha Tennent; Maruxa Relaño

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    Mercè Rodoreda's final novel, this is a meditation on the consequences of moral degradation and the inescapable presence of evil. more...

  • Parables of Coercionby Seth Kimmel

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, competing scholarly communities sought to define a Spain that was, at least officially, entirely Christian, even if many suspected that newer converts from Islam and Judaism were Christian in name only. Unlike previous books on conversion in early modern Spain, however, Parables of Coercion focuses not... more...

  • Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500?1800by Francisco Vazquez Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Early modern European thought held that men and women were essentially the same. During the seventeenth century, medical and legal arguments began to turn against this ?one-sex? model, with hermaphroditism seen as a medieval superstition. This book traces this change in Iberia in comparison to the earlier shift in thought in northern Europe. more...

  • Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empireby Rebecca Ard Boone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As Grand Chancellor to the Holy Roman Emperor, Mercurino di Gattinara (1465?1530) shaped the administration and aims of the Spanish Empire. Ard Boone situates Gattinara at the heart of Renaissance politics and propaganda and provides the first English translation of his autobiography in full. more...

  • The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territoriesby Sara Gonzalez Castrejon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As Spain encountered economic and political crises in the seventeenth century, the imagery of musical performance was invoked by the state to represent the power of the monarch and to denote harmony throughout the kingdom. Based on contemporary sources, Gonzalez is able to unravel the complex iconography of Spanish politics. more...

  • Podemos!by Pablo Iglesias Turrión; Raul Zelik

    Rotpunktverlag 2015; Not Available

    »Podemos! Wind des Wandels aus Spanien« führt durch das Denkgebäude der gleichnamigen jungen Partei, die innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einer der stärksten politischen Kräfte Spaniens geworden ist. Der 37-jährige Leader Pablo Iglesias markiert ihre Ziele: die Demokratie von unten neu zu erfinden, sich die eigene Geschichte anzueignen und die globale kapitalistische... more...