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  • The Refracted Museby Enrique Garcia Santo-Tomas

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    Galileo never set foot on the Iberian Peninsula, yet, as Enrique García Santo-Tomás unfolds in The Refracted Muse , the news of his work with telescopes brought him to surprising prominence—not just among Spaniards working in the developing science of optometry but among creative writers as well.   While Spain is often thought to have taken... more...

  • Napoleon and his Family: The Story of a Corsican Clan, Vol IIIby Walter Geer

    Friedland Books 2017; US$ 2.99

    First published in 1929, this book represents Volume III in a series of three volumes. It covers the Napoleonic period of 1813-1821, following on from Napoleon’s return from the Campaign of Russia and ending with his exile in St. Helena. “It is impossible to understand fully the drama of the life of Napoleon without taking into consideration two factors,... more...

  • Napoleon and his Family: The Story of a Corsican Clan, Vol IIby Walter Geer

    Friedland Books 2017; US$ 2.99

    First published in 1928, this book represents Volume II in a series of three volumes. It covers the Napoleonic period of 1809-1813, following on from Napoleon’s return from Spain and ending with the French Army’s offensive on Russia. “It is impossible to understand fully the drama of the life of Napoleon without taking into consideration two factors,... more...

  • Kings Without Castlesby Lucy Herndon Crockett

    Muriwai Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    “Spain is a dream world, steeped in mysticism, locked in tradition, charged with violence, inhabited by the most delightful, the most courtly, the most gracious, barbarians.”—Lucy Herndon Crockett, Kings Without Castles First published in 1957, this is former Red Cross worker Lucy Herndon Crockett’s informal report on the Spain of the era, and of... more...

  • Napoleon and his Family: The Story of a Corsican Clan, Vol Iby Walter Geer

    Friedland Books 2017; US$ 2.99

    First published in 1927, this book represents Volume I in a series of three volumes. It covers the Napoleonic period of 1769 through to 1809: from his beginnings in Corsica to battle in Spain. “It is impossible to understand fully the drama of the life of Napoleon without taking into consideration two factors, practically ignored by historians, which... more...

  • Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800by Peter Dear

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the concerns of... more...

  • Who Should Rule?by M?nica Ricketts

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Who Should Rule? traces the ambitious imperial reform that empowered new and competing political actors in an era of intense imperial competition, war, and the breakdown of the Spanish empire. Through the deep analysis of Spain and Peru in the wider Atlantic context, it examines the challenges the lettered faced when they tried to build new social... more...

  • The Struggle for Madridby Beth Luey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The Struggle for Madrid is a study of the battles that were waged between the armies of the Spanish Republic and the armies of General Francisco Franco for the city of Madrid. It was this struggle, beginning with the collapse of Republican arms at Toledo in September, 1936, and ending with the victory of the Madrid armies at Guadalajara in March,... more...

  • Mémoires du Capitaine Bertrandby Cne. Vincent Bertrand

    Friedland Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    « La campagne de 1805, Iéna, Eylau, Tilsit, Wagram, la Russie, 1813 et 1815 (en Alsace) sont évoqués dans ces vivants mémoires. » p. 17 Professeur Jean Tulard, Bibliographie Critique Des Mémoires Sur Le Consulat Et L’Empire, Droz, Genève, 1971 more...

  • Corunnaby Christopher Hibbert

    Friedland Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    ‘Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried.’ —from ‘The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna’ by Charles Wolfe One of the best remembered poems in the English language has served to keep alive the memory of Sir John Moore and of his burial at Corunna on 17 January, 1809. The story of the battle which he fought... more...