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  • History of Mathematical Sciencesby Luís Saraiva; Catherine Jami

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 144.00 US$ 131.04

    At the end of the 15th century, Portugal was given the oversight (Padroado) of all Catholic missions in Asia. The Society of Jesus played a major role in this enterprise of evangelization, which in Jesuit hands led to the transmission of major elements of European mathematical sciences to East Asia. The essays in this volume present important new data... more...

  • Diplomatarium of the Crusader Kingdom of Valenciaby Robert Ignatius Burns

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00 US$ 58.24

    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...

  • Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literatureby David A. Wacks

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    The year 1492 has long divided the study of Sephardic culture into two distinct periods, before and after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. David A. Wacks examines the works of Sephardic writers from the 13th to the 16th centuries and shows that this literature was shaped by two interwoven experiences of diaspora: first from the Biblical homeland... more...

  • The Revolution before the Revolutionby Guya Accornero

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    Histories of Portugal's transition to democracy have long focused on the 1974 military coup that toppled the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and set in motion the divestment of the nation's colonial holdings. However, the events of this "Carnation Revolution" were in many ways the culmination of a much longer process of resistance and protest originating... more...

  • Talavera 1809by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The battle of Talavera in 1809 was one of the major battles of the Peninsular War and Arthur Wellesley's first victory in Spain itself, following which he was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera and Wellington. Although Wellesely's forces were outnumbered, and a sizeable contingent of the Spanish ran away, he had chosen a superb defensive position... more...

  • The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (2)by Alejandro de Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 13.95

    The Spanish Civil War, 1936–39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and... more...

  • Mujeres para la historiaby Antonina Rodrigo

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Antonina Rodrigo recoge en este libro las voces de 14 mujeres luchadoras en diversos campos de la vida pública que, sumadas conjuntamente, sustentan, en gran parte, el auge del progreso femenino. Ellas fueron las pioneras del cambio más importante que se está plasmando en los primeros años del siglo XX. En sus páginas viven dos actrices y una bailarina... more...

  • Art - Écriture - Engagementby Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant; Amos Fergombe

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    L’ouvrage réunit des contributions consacrées à l’engagement de ceux qui formèrent les Brigades Internationales et servirent la République espagnole depuis l’automne 1936 en participant à la défense de Madrid jusqu’à novembre 1938, peu avant la chute de Barcelone. Un regard sur l’engagement devait être d’abord une écoute et aussi une capacité à approcher... more...

  • Memory, War, and Dictatorship in Recent Spanish Fiction by Womenby Sarah Leggott

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    This book discusses a number of recent novels by Spanish women writers that present women’s experiences in Spain during the years of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship. It considers these works in the context of the “memory boom” in contemporary Spain and draws on work from the fields of memory and trauma studies. more...

  • Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese Worldby Paul E. Hoffman

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Paul E. Hoffman's groundbreaking book focuses on a neglected area of colonial history—southeastern North America during the sixteenth-century. Hoffman describes expeditions to the region, efforts at colonization, and rivalries between the French, Spanish, and English. He reveals the ways in which the explorers' expectations—fueled by legends—crumbled... more...