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  • A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolome Las Casas; Anthony Pagden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of... more...

  • The New Spaniardsby John Hooper

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.50

    A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain. The restoration of democracy in 1977 heralded a period of intense change that continues today. Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. Focussing on issues which... more...

  • Ghosts of Spainby Giles Tremlett

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 13.12

    The Spanish are reputed to be amongst Europe's most voluble people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rule of dictator General�simo Francisco Franco? The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of General Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards... more...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    In this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic and brutal episode in European history. 'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery... more...

  • Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutionsby Gabriel Paquette

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    A pioneering account of the links between Portugal and Brazil which survived despite the demise of the Portuguese Atlantic empire. more...

  • Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquestby Matthew Restall

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind... more...

  • Hotel Floridaby Amanda Vaill

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers. It is here that six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour, hopes that this war... more...

  • Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800by Francisco Vazquez Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Early modern European thought held that men and women were essentially the same. During the seventeenth century, medical and legal arguments began to turn against this ‘one-sex’ model, with hermaphroditism seen as a medieval superstition. This book traces this change in Iberia in comparison to the earlier shift in thought in northern Europe. more...

  • Mexico and the Spanish Civil Warby Mario Revah

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Based on first-hand diplomatic, political, and journalistic sources, most of which are previously unpublished, Mexico and the Spanish Civil War investigates the backing of the Second Republic by Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. This path-breaking account reveals the operations in Spain of Mexican workers, soldiers, artists, and intellectuals, such... more...

  • The Laughter of the Saintsby Ryan D. Giles

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; Not Available

    The Laughter of the Saints examines this rich carnivalesque tradition of parodied holy men and women and traces their influence to the anti-heroes and picaresque roots of early modern novels such as Don Quixote. more...