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Spain & Portugal

  • 'Lector Ludens'by Michael Scham

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; Not Available

    Michael Scham uses Cervantes’s Don Quijote  and  Novelas ejemplares  as the basis for a wide-ranging exploration of early modern Spanish views on recreations ranging from cards and dice to hunting, attending the theater, and reading fiction. more...

  • "Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identityby Peter A. Mark

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...

  • "The Centurions Vs The Hydra": French Counterinsurgency In The Peninsular War (1808-1812)by Major Philippe H. Gennequin

    Wagram Press 2014; US$ 0.99

    Considered the first documented commitment of a Western-style army facing a nation-wide insurgency, the Peninsular War deserves a critical examination of French pacification methods. In spite of a severe defeat, the Grande Armee achieved success while conducting counterinsurgency operations in Aragon and Andalusia. Based on Spanish, French and British... more...

  • The 'Civilising Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930by Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book provides an historical, critical analysis of the doctrine of 'civilising mission' in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, this 'civilising mission' is analysed and assessed by examining the employment and distribution of African manpower. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Spainby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of Spain. Separated into sections such as its geography, its landmarks, famous Spanish figures from history and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting Spain, working on a geography project or just want to know... more...

  • The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake: Revisitedby Luiz Mendes-Victor; Carlos S Oliveira; João Azevedo; A. Ribeiro

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 243.82

    The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential in Portugal and in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The possibility of a similar occurrence urges society and the scientific community to reflect on its lessons. more...

  • 1815 — Waterloo [Illustrated Edition]by Henry Houssaye; S. R. Willis

    Wagram Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    Waterloo Illustration Pack – 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. Houssaye’s history of the 1815 campaign stands out as perhaps the most complete and least biased French account of the campaign that culminated in the downfall of Napoleon. Filled with detail from numerous French sources and written in a... more...

  • The A to Z of Spanish Cinemaby Alberto Mira

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.00

    The A to Z of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on producers, directors, film companies, actors, and films. more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • Acts of Givingby Wendy Davies

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 139.99

    Acts of Giving examines issues surrounding donation-the giving of property, particularly landed property-in northern Spain during the tenth century. Exploring the place of giving within a broad complex of social and economic concerns, Wendy Davies highlights the centrality of Spain to some of the core themes of medieval European history. more...