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  • Barcelona The Great Enchantressby Robert Hughes

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 12.95

    Beginning with a vivid description of his wedding in the splendid medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's city hall, Hughes launches into a lively account of the history, art, and architecture of the storied city. He tells of architectural treasures abounding in 14th-century Barcelona, establishing it as one of Europe's great Gothic cities, while... more...

  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... 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...

  • The Anatomy of a Momentby Javier Cercas

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

    In February 1981, Spain was still emerging from Franco's shadow, holding a democratic vote for the new prime minister. On the day of the vote in Parliament, while the session was being filmed by TV cameras, a band of right-wing soldiers burst in with automatic weapons, ordering everyone to get down. Only three men defied the order. For thirty-five... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1969; US$ 14.95

    In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell?s experiences. Introduction by Lionel Trilling. more...

  • The Spanish Civil Warby Hugh Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    A masterpiece of the historian?s art, Hugh Thomas?s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic... more...

  • The Portuguese in Sri Lanka and South Indiaby Zoltán Biedermann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.49

    Zoltán Biedermann?s book explores the Portuguese presence in Sri Lanka and South India with an emphasis on connections, interactions and adaptations. An introduction, six freshly revised case studies and an afterword provide historical insights into the making of Portuguese power in the region and point out new ways forward in the study of the subject.... more...