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Death in the Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting...


The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

by Sam Dolgoff & Murray Bookchin

A highly important study that reveals a very different understanding of the nature of radical social change, and the means of achieving it.


The Spanish Civil War: Exhuming a Buried Past

by Anindya Raychaudhuri

This book features cutting, edge, interdisciplinary research on the legacy of the Spanish Civil War by established and new scholars from across the world.


The Individuality of Portugal: A Study in Historical-Political Geography

by Dan Stanislawski

Many map users have wondered why Portugal, sharing with Spain the Iberian Peninsula, ever became a separate nation. That question is answered with remarkable clarity by Dan Stanislawski. This book also presents...


Portugal's Other Kingdom: The Algarve

by Dan Stanislawski

A land of long ago on the brink of tomorrow. That is the Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal, a land that knew the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems-and yet retained its...


Spain: Inventing the Nation

by Carsten Humleb¿k

Part of the successful 'Inventing the Nation' history series, this book provides an authoritative and compelling history of Spain in the modern period. Humleb�k places a strong emphasis on the construction...


Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39: Local, National and International Perspectives

by Julio Ponce Alberca & Irene S¿nchez Gonz¿lez

Incorporating local, national and internationaldimensions of the conflict, Gibraltar andthe Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 provides the first detailed account of theBritish enclave Gibraltar's role during and after...


Spain and the Abolition of Slavery in Cuba, 1817-1886

by Arthur F. Crowin

This book explores the abolition of African slavery in Spanish Cuba from 1817 to 1886-from the first Anglo-Spanish agreement to abolish the slave trade until the removal from Cuba of the last vestige of black...


Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II

by Geoffrey Parker

Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister...


Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952: Grappling with the Past

by Peter Anderson & Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims...


Son of the Alhambra: Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1504-1575

by Erika Spivakovsky

Last of the Spanish Renaissance men, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1504-1575) was a master of the humanist disciplines as well as an active diplomat whose correspondence provides insight into the workings of power...


Making Peace with Spain: The Diary of Whitelaw Reid, September-December, 1898

by Whitelaw Reid & H. Wayne Morgan

Whitelaw Reid, according to H. Wayne Morgan, was a "leading newspaperman, more than an occasional diplomat, a power in his party's politics, a supporter of some of the best in his era's culture . . . Of all...


Contemporary Portugal: The Revolution and Its Antecedents

by Harry M. Makler, Lawrence S. Graham & Juan J. Linz

Despite worldwide interest in the Portuguese Revolution of 1974, Portugal remained for most people a little known and poorly understood country, neglected for years by social scientists. Editors Graham and Makler...


The Viceregency of Antonio Maria Bucareli in New Spain, 1771-1779

by Bernard E. Bobb

When Antonio María Bucareli took up his duties in 1771 as the forty-sixth viceroy of New Spain, he assumed command of a magnificent complexity of land areas, large and small, whose people constituted a cultural...


Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrative

by Lorraine Ryan

Focusing on seven literary texts produced in the post-millennial period, this monograph examines the relationship between space and Republican memory and the reconfigurations of power in the Civil War, Franco...


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

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,...


The Life and Loves of Laurie Lee

by Valerie Grove

Millions of readers know and love him for his lyrical portraits of his life, from the moving and nostalgic tales of childhood and innocence found in the pages of Cider with Rosie, to the nomadic wanderings through...


The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformation

by Xiaoming Huang

This book examines the role of institutions in China's recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. Unlike existing literature, it offers perspectives from a variety of disciplines - including...


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...