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  • Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrativeby Lorraine Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on literary texts produced from 2000 to 2009, Lorraine Ryan examines the imbrication between the preservation of Republican memory and the transformations of Spanish public space during the period from 1931 to 2005. Accordingly, Ryan analyzes the spatial empowerment and disempowerment of Republican memory and identity in Dulce Chacón’s Cielos... more...

  • The Foundations of Civil Warby Francisco J. Romero Salvado

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the decay of Liberal politics in Spain as the regional version of the general crisis that engulfed most of Europe between 1916 and 1923. Romero enriches the important wider debate about this watershed period of European history when, in the face of unprecedented mass social protest and political mobilization, incumbent governing... more...

  • Urban Indians in a Silver Cityby Dana Velasco Murillo

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    In the sixteenth century, silver mined by native peoples became New Spain's most important export. Silver production served as a catalyst for northern expansion, creating mining towns that led to the development of new industries, markets, population clusters, and frontier institutions. Within these towns, the need for labor, raw materials, resources,... more...

  • Survival Songsby Stephanie Sieburth

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

    Stephanie Sieburth’s Survival Song s explores how a genre of Spanish popular music, the copla , as sung by legendary performer Conchita Piquer, helped Republican sympathizers to survive the Franco regime’s dehumanizing treatment following the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). more...

  • Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504)by Evelina Guzauskyte

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

    In this fascinating book, Evelina Gužauskytė uses the names Columbus gave to places in the Caribbean Basin as a way to examine the complex encounter between Europeans and the native inhabitants. more...

  • They Need Nothingby Robert Richmond Ellis

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; Not Available

    Ellis provides a groundbreaking expansion of the geographical and cultural contours of Hispanism that bridges the fields of European, Latin American, and Asian Studies. more...

  • '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...

  • The Moor's Last Standby Elizabeth Drayson

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 13.31

    The Moor's Last Stand presents the poignant story of Boabdil, the last Muslim king of Granada. Betrayed by his family and undermined by faction and internal conflict, Boabdil was defeated in 1492 by the forces of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of the newly united kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. The Christian victory marked the completion of... more...

  • Genoa's Freedomby Matteo Salonia

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This study examines the history of medieval and early modern Genoa. It analyzes political, economic, and intellectual developments and argues that the Genoese civic character emerged from the entanglement of its unique form of republicanism and its entrepreneurial economic culture. more...

  • The Wise Kingby Simon R. Doubleday

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 40.00

    An illuminating biography of Alfonso X, the 13th-century philosopher-king whose affinity for Islamic culture left an indelible mark on Western civilization "If I had been present at the Creation," the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, "Many faults in the universe would have been avoided." Known as... more...