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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 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...


The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition

by Henry Kamen

In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen's classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new-and thought-provoking-view of...


Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry

by Sid Lowe

Fear and Loathing in La Liga is the definitive history of the greatest rivalry in world sport: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. It’s Messi vs. Ronaldo, Guardiola vs. Mourinho, the nation against the state, freedom...


Spaniards in the Holocaust: Mauthausen, Horror on the Danube

by David Wingeate Pike

This important work focuses on the experience of the large Spanish contingent within the Mauthausen concentration camp, one of the least known but most terrible camps in Nazi Germany. Refugees from the repercussions...


The Portugal Story: Three Centuries of Exploration and Discovery

by John Dos Passos

This selective history of Portugal reflects the author’s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation’s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author’s travels...


Spanish Film Under Franco

by Virginia Higginbotham

How does a totalitarian government influence the arts, and how do the arts respond? Spanish Film Under Franco raises these important questions, giving English speakers a starting point in their study of Spanish...


Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire

by Rebecca Ard Boone

As Grand Chancellor to the Holy Roman Emperor, Mercurino di Gattinara (1465-1530) shaped the administration and aims of the Spanish Empire. Ard Boone situates Gattinara at the heart of Renaissance politics and...


Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

by Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical...


The War and Its Shadow: Spain's Civil War in Europe's Long Twentieth Century

by Helen Graham

Helen Graham explores the origins, nature, and long-term consequences of the exterminatory civil war in Spain, charting the resonant forms of political, social, and cultural resistance to it and the memory and...


Catalonia Since the Spanish Civil War: Reconstructing the Nation

by Andrew Dowling

Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War examines the transformation of the Catalan nation in socio-economic, political and historical terms, and offers an innovative interpretation of the determinants of its nationalist...


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...


Polycentric Monarchies: How Did Early Modern Spain and Portugal Achieve and Maintain a Global Hegemony?

by Pedro Cardim, Tamar Herzog & Jose Javier Ruiz Ibanez

Having succeeded in establishing themselves in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, in the early 16th century Spain and Portugal became the first imperial powers on a worldwide scale. Between 1580 and 1640,...


Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500-1800

by Richard Cleminson & Francisco Vázquez García

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...


Letters from the Spanish Civil War: A U.S. Volunteer Writes Home

by Peter N. Carroll & Fraser Ottanelli

Letters from the Spanish Civil War provides a unique perspective into the motivations that led a young man from the American heartland to defy U.S. neutrality and travel to Spain to fight in defense of democracy...