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Spain & Portugal

  • 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...

  • Chronicle of Alfonso Xby Shelby Thacker; Jose Escobar

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Alfonso X (1221--1284) reigned as king of Castile and Leˇn from 1252 until his death. Known to history as El Sabio, the Wise, or the Learned, his appreciation for science and the arts led him to sponsor a number of books on the history of Spain since its Roman settlement. Among them were the Cantigas de Santa Maria , a collection of over four hundred... more...

  • Comintern Armyby R. Dan Richardson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When Spain exploded into civil war in July 1936, a conflict whose roots were deep in the Spanish past became the arena for the violent political passions that divided Europe north of the Pyrenees. Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union intervened actively in the war, using Spain as a testing ground for their military equipment and techniques and their... more...

  • Hitler And Spainby Robert H. Whealey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Spanish Civil War, begun in July 1936, was a preliminary round of World War II. Hitler's and Mussolini's cooperation with General Franco resulted in the Axis agreement of October 1936 and the subsequent Pact of Steel of May 1939, immediately following the end of the Civil War. This study presents comprehensive documentation of Hitler's use of... more...

  • Road Of Stars To Santiagoby Edward F. Stanton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the tradition of Colin Fletcher's The Man Who Walked Through Time and William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways , Edward F. Stanton has written a quietly beautiful and engrossing account of his own pilgrimage. Road of Stars to Santiago is a personal story of his journey along what has been called "the premier cultural route of Europe." ... more...