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Spain & Portugal

  • Metaphors of Spainby Javier Moreno-Luzón; Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    The history of twentieth-century Spanish nationalism is a complex one, placing a set of famously distinctive regional identities against a backdrop of religious conflict, separatist tensions, and the autocratic rule of Francisco Franco. And despite the undeniably political character of that story, cultural history can also provide essential insights... more...

  • Spain Unmooredby Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Long viewed as Spain?s "most Moorish city," Granada is now home to a growing Muslim population of Moroccan migrants and European converts to Islam. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar examines how various residents of Granada mobilize historical narratives about the city?s Muslim past in order to navigate tensions surrounding contemporary ethnic and religious... more...

  • Out of the Shadowsby Neill Lochery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    'Lisbon and Portugal's best days are behind them' is a common theme put forward by writers who focus their attention on the golden era of Portuguese discoveries, the Empire and the role of Lisbon as a major Atlantic power. Neill Lochery's book demonstrates that Portugal is not suffering from such inevitable decline. Out of the Shadows is a full... more...

  • No Way But Thisby Jeff Sparrow

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to globalsuperstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ?Ol? Man River? and Othello , as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz... more...

  • Memoir of My Youth in Cubaby Josep Conangla; Dolores J. Walker; Joaquín Roy

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Memoir of My Youth in Cuba: A Soldier in the Spanish Army during the Separatist War, 1895?1898 is a translation of the memoir Memorias de mi juventud en Cuba: Un soldado del ejército español en la guerra separatista (1895?1898) by Josep Conangla. The English edition is based on the Spanish version edited by Joaquín Roy, who found the memoir and... more...

  • Isabella of Castileby Giles Tremlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom that was riddled with crime, corruption, and violent political... more...

  • At the First Tableby Jodi Campbell

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    Research on European food culture has expanded substantially in recent years, telling us more about food preparation, ingredients, feasting and fasting rituals, and the social and cultural connotations of food. At the First Table demonstrates the ways in which early modern Spaniards used food as a mechanism for the performance of social identity.... more...

  • Tales of the Alhambraby Washington Irving

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The Alhambra : a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in May 1832, Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In 1851 Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition", also titled Tales of the Alhambra. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal... more...

  • The Enlightenment on Trialby Bianca Premo

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The principal protagonists of this history of the Enlightenment are non-literate, poor, and enslaved colonial litigants who began to sue their superiors in the royal courts of the Spanish empire. With comparative data on civil litigation and close readings of the lawsuits, The Enlightenment on Trial explores how ordinary Spanish Americans actively... more...

  • Modernity and Epistemology in Nineteenth-Century Spainby Ryan A. Davis; Alicia Cerezo Paredes; Ryan A. Davis; Marta Ferrer Gómez; Jerry Hoeg; Travis Landry; Kevin Larsen; Juan Carlos Martín; Collin McKinney; Alicia Cerezo Paredes; Dale J. Pratt; Elizabeth Smith Rousselle

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This collection provides an intellectual history of nineteenth-century Spain and examines the relationship between modernity and epistemology. The contributors analyze the debate between science and religion and the ways in which sciences and pseudosciences have altered perceptions of the world and human nature. more...