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Spain & Portugal

  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil Warby Amanda Vaill

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe?a conflict one writer will call ?the decisive thing of the century??six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage... more...

  • Tolerance and Coexistence in Early Modern Spainby Trevor J. Dadson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Challenges the view that that the Moriscos of Spain made little or no attempt to assimilate to the majority Christian culture around them, and that this led to their expulsion between 1609 and 1614. more...

  • Travels into Spainby Madame D'Aulnoy; R. Foulché-Delbosc

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'Of all literary fakes this is surely the most impudent, ingenious, and successful. The Comtesse D'Aulnoy was never in Spain (but) she was a born traveller. Not without reason have the editors of The Broadway Travellers included her fiction in their library of fact. For, despite its falseness, it is intellectually the real thing.' Saturday Review... more...

  • The Smallest Muscle in the Human Bodyby Alberto Ríos

    Copper Canyon Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Alberto Ríos literally charms his border town--this is magical realism at its best. more...

  • Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andradaby C. R. Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1930. ' The Broadway Travellers consolidates its already high reputation by issuing this volume...' Spectator This is the first translation of the Commentarios since original publication in 1647. Copies of the original are very rare yet the work covers an historically significant period, describing the operations leading up... more...

  • Five Letters 1519-1526by Hernando Cortés

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'These letters, well edited tell of a great conqueror, fighting for God and his king, and reveal the might proportions of the truly Elizabethan character that was Hernando Cortés.' Times Literary Supplement. Cortés's letters to the Emperor from Mexico are half-letters, half-despatches. The letters were all written between... more...

  • Short History of the Spanish Civil War, Aby Julian Casanova

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 25.00

    The years of the Spanish Civil War filled twentieth-century Spain with hope, frustration and drama. Not only did it pit countryman against countryman, and neighbour against neighbour, but from 1936-39 this bitterly contended struggle sucked in competing and seemingly atavistic forces that were soon to rage across the face of Europe, and then the rest... more...

  • The Spanish-American Warby Brad K. Berner; Kalman Goldstein

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 84.99

    This documentary history is intended for specialist and non-specialist alike. The introductions to the book?s sections, together with introductions to each document, provide a general history of the war. The contents cover the pre-war, war, and post-war periods in Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Philippines, and the United States. Included... more...

  • Swords of El Cidby Tom Hill

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Swords, combat, ransom, siege, battle, rape, starvation, revenge, bloodshed, justice, honour and death. The life of the famous El Cid as he wages medieval warfare to seize Valencia. A thousand years ago the Christian Knights of the Kings of Leon fight the ruling Muslim Moors and the dreaded Almoravids of the Sahara for the right to rule Spain. more...

  • Spain since 1812by Christopher J Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Spain since 1812 is an ideal introduction to the history of Spain. The chapters are arranged chronologically and each begins with an overview of major events and movements in Europe as a whole. Emphasis is placed on understanding major developments, their causes, and the relationships between them. Spanish terms associated with key concepts and figures... more...