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Spain & Portugal

  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spainby Keith David Howard

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Howard demonstrates that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on early modern Spanish prose treatises. more...

  • The Worlds of Alfonso the Learned and James the Conquerorby Robert Ignatius Burns

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    The thirteenth-century monarch Alfonso the Learned of Castile and his contemporary rival James the Conqueror, of Aragon-Catalonia, are key figures who made enduring contributions to Western civilization--although neither is well known to American students. This book explores the contrasts and convergences not only of the kings but of the scholarly-cultural... more...

  • Diplomatarium of the Crusader Kingdom of Valenciaby Robert Ignatius Burns

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This work presents the first five hundred of the over 2,000 documents that Robert I. Burns will make available from the registers of Jaume the Conqueror at the Crown Archives in Barcelona--the most impressive archives of this kind outside the papal series, and the first extensive use of paper by a European government. Volume II begins the four planned... more...

  • Syria and the French Mandateby Philip Shukry Khoury

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Why did Syrian political life continue to be dominated by a particular urban elite even after the dramatic changes following the end of four hundred years of Ottoman rule and the imposition of French control? Philip Khoury's comprehensive work discusses this and other questions in the framework of two related conflicts--one between France and the... more...

  • The Basque Phase of Spain's First Carlist Warby John F. Coverdale

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.95

    This work explores the background and first two years of the First Carlist War--a conflict that pitted conservative northern peasants against the liberal Madrid government in the largest and most sustained case of armed peasant resistance to modernization in nineteenth-century Europe. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library ... more...

  • The Muslim Struggle for Civil Rights in Spainby Aitana Guia

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book looks at how Muslims in Spain have changed legislation linked to religious pluralism and immigration and have fortified Spain?s frail history and practice of democracy since 1975. Spanish Muslims have achieved this through active civil engagement and a persistent struggle for rights and for status as immigrants and as citizens on par with... more...

  • The Life and Loves of Laurie Leeby Valerie Grove

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Millions of readers know and love him for his lyrical portraits of his life, from the moving and nostalgic tales of childhood and innocence found in the pages of Cider with Rosie, to the nomadic wanderings through Spain retold in As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, to his dramatic experiences fighting Franco?s forces in A Moment of War. As a poet,... more...

  • Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spainby Michael Thomas D'Emic

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 119.99

    Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain examines the religious views and motivations of the late scholastic authors Cristobal de Villalon and Luis Saravia de la Calle . Michael Thomas D?Emic explains their technical and moral analysis of contemporary financial markets in the context of these motivations and provides critical commentary... more...

  • Monsters by Tradeby Lisa Surwillo

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Transatlantic studies have begun to explore the lasting influence of Spain on its former colonies and the surviving ties between the American nations and Spain. In Monsters by Trade , Lisa Surwillo takes a different approach, explaining how modern Spain was literally made by its Cuban colony. Long after the transatlantic slave trade had been abolished,... more...

  • The Spanish Armadaby Robert Hutchinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries and culminating in the... more...