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Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortés

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the...


Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity

by Jessica A. Folkart

Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as...


The Concession of Évora Monte: The Failure of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Portugal

by Ron B. Thomson

This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this.


The Portuguese Revolution: State and Class in the Transition to Democracy

by Ronald H. Chilcote

Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974–1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His...


Historical Dictionary of the Catalans

by Helena Buffery & Elisenda Marcer

Historical Dictionary of the Catalans deals not only with the people who live in Catalonia, but with the language and culture of the Catalan countries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay,...


Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain: Saravia, Villalon and the Religious Origins of Economic Analysis

by Michael Thomas D'Emic

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...


The Spanish Armada

by Robert Hutchinson

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...


Spanish Tile Designs in Full Color

by Carol Belanger Grafton

97 full-color, royalty-free designs from turn-of-the-20th-century catalogs incorporate stylized flowers, leaves, and other plant forms, abstract and geometric figures, stars, suns, and more.


Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida: Back to the Future

by H. Rosi Song, William J. Nichols, Jorge Marí & Malcom Alan Compitello et al.

Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida revisits the cultural and social milieu in which laMovida, an explosion of artistic production in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Spain, was articulated discursively,...


With the Heart of a King

by Benton Rain Patterson

Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and...


Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power!

by Stephen Luis Vilaseca

Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power! is the first book to combine close-readings of the representations of Spanish squatters known as okupas with the study of the urban. Vilaseca broadens the scope of Spanish...


Franco's Crypt

by Jeremy Treglown

An open-minded and clear-eyed reexamination of the cultural artifacts of Franco's Spain

True, false, or both?

Spain's 1939-75 dictator, Francisco Franco, was a pioneer of water conservation and sustainable energy....


The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy

by Barry Clifford & Kenneth Kinkor

On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy.

Tracing the lives of fabled...


Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

by Alberto Mira

The Historical Dictionary 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...


Historical Dictionary of Spain

by Angel Smith

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Spain is an unrivalled reference guide to Spanish history and politics from the Middle Ages to the present. With its chronology, introductory essay, and over...


Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

A YA novel Latino-style--it's 1969 and Hollywood is a dirt-poor barrio in small town America.


The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere

by David Jiménez Torres & Leticia Villamediana González

Since the explosion of the indignados movement beginning in 2011, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the “public sphere” in a Spanish context: how it relates to society and to political...


José Antonio Primo de Rivera

by Joan Maria Thomàs

There are few individuals in modern Spanish history that have been as thoroughly mythologized as José Antonio Primo de Rivera, a leading figure in the Spanish Civil War who was executed by the Republicans...


Spain in America

by Edward Bourne

Spain in America is widely considered a minor classic of history; its main importance is that Bourne was the first North American writer to paint the Spanish colonial regime in tones of praise rather than disparagement...


The Rise of the Spanish Empire

by Roger Bigelow Merriman

The Spanish Empire, historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy and as the Catholic Monarchy, was one of the largest empires in history. From the late 15th century to the early 19th, Spain controlled...