History - Spanish


  • 1808: The Flight of the Emperor: How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and Changed the New World

    By Laurentino Gomes

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780762787968
    • Publisher: Lyons Press
    • Published: September 2013
    In a time of terror for Europe’s monarchs--imprisoned, exiled, executed--Napoleon’s army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected by the British Navy, he fled to Brazil with his entire family, including his mentally ill mother, most of the nobility, and the entire state apparatus. Thousands made the voyage, but it was no luxury cruise. It took two months in cramped, decrepit ships. Sickness ran rampant. Lice infested some of the vessels, and noble women had to shave their hair and grease their bald heads with antiseptic sulfur. Vermin infested the food, and bacteria contaminated the drinking water. No European monarch had ever set foot in the Americas, let alone relocating an entire court there. A week after landing, Prince João opened Brazil’s ports, liberating the colony from a trade monopoly with Portugal. While explorers mapped the burgeoning nation’s distant regions, the prince authorized the construction of roads, the founding of schools, and the creation of factories, raising Brazil to kingdom status in 1815. Meanwhile, under French control, Portugal was suffering the dire effects of famine and war. Never had the country lost so many people in so little time. But after Napoleon’s fall and over a decade of misery, the Portuguese demanded the return of their king. João sailed back in tears, but because of him Brazil remained whole and powerful. As he left, the last chapter of colonial Brazil drew to a close, setting the stage for the strong, independent nation that we know today, changing the history of the New World forever.
  • Admiral Matelieff's Singapore and Johor, 1606-1616

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789814722186
    • Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • The Afterlife of Al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives

    By Christina Civantos

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781438466699
    • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Agents of Empire: Spanish Ambassadors in Sixteenth-Century Italy

    By Michael J. Levin

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801443527
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: October 2005
    Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years' War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a 'pax hispanica.' In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Phillip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life.
  • The Agony of Spanish Liberalism: From Revolution to Dictatorship 1913-23

    By Francisco J. Romero Romero Salvado

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230554245
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
    • Published: June 2010
  • Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer

    By Robin Varnum

    Our Price: $26.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780806144979
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Anglo-American Hispanists & the Spanish Civil War: Hispanophilia, Commitment, & Discipline

    By Sebastiaan Faber

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230600799
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE
    • Published: July 2008
    What do you do when a beloved foreign country plunges into civil war? And how do you square your political views on that war with the demands of scholarly objectivity? In this book, Sebastiaan Faber assesses the long-term impact of the Spanish Civil War on Hispanic Studies as an academic field in the United States and Great Britain. Combining institutional history with biography, the book gives a compelling account of the dilemmas that the war posed for four Hispanists who turned their love of Spain into their life's work.
  • Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain

    By William A. Christian

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691008264
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: February 1989
  • The Arab Conquest of Spain: 710-797 (A History of Spain)

    By Roger Collins

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780631194057
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: February 1995
    This book, now available in paperback, is a challenging and controversial account of the history of Spain in the eighth century. In it Roger Collins assesses the political and cultural impact on Spain of the first hundred years of Arab rule, focusing upon aspects of continuity and discontinuity with Visigoth Spain.
  • Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique

    By Robert F. Reid-Pharr

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781479843626
    • Publisher: NYU Press
    • Published: December 2016
  • Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique

    By Robert F. Reid-Pharr

    Our Price: $89.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781479885732
    • Publisher: New York University Press
  • The Armada

    By Garrett Mattingly

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199236616
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 1959
    A season of decision then a great battle like a signature authorizing a change to new and unfamiliar loyalties. Illustrated.
  • The Armada

    By Garrett Mattingly

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618565917
    • Publisher: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: August 2005
    A critically acclaimed historian chronicles the events surrounding the 1588 defeat of the Spanish Armada and explains its effects on European history and the settlement of the New World. Reprint.
  • Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History)

    By Geoffrey Parker

    Our Price: $32.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521543927
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: November 2004
    Despite all logic, Hapsburg Spain managed to sustain the largest army in Europe from 1567 to 1659 to suppress the Dutch Revolt. Here Parker (history, Ohio State U.) explains how logistics and strategy rather than battle kept Holland at bay for generations, including how Spain assembled the army, fed it and supplied it with materiel at a great distance on hostile ground. Through illustrations, tables and figures Parker shows how the financial, political and social forces that shaped Spain's military strategy eventually worked against it. Particularly interesting are appendices giving details on officers, expenditures, mutinies, and even camp followers. Continuing in this "new military history" approach Parker gets into more detail in this new edition, but remains very close to the spirit of his original effort of 1972. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

    By Laurie Lee

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781567923926
    • Publisher: Nonpareil Books
    • Published: April 2011
    This is a reprint of the middle book in an autobiographical trilogy by English poet and screenwriter Laurie Lee (1914-1997). Set between Cider with Rosie and A Moment at War, the memoir, first published in 1969, recounts Lee's journey in 1935 from his childhood home in Slad, Gloucestshire to London and then on to Spain where he supported himself by playing the violin and became embroiled in the Spanish Civil War. It includes a map of Spain and a brief note from the author dated 1995. Nonpareil is an imprint of David R. Godine. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)