Category Archives: Portugal

Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain

A dramatic biography of the extraordinary Spanish industrialist and entrepreneur Eduardo Barreiros Born in an impoverished region of Galicia, possessed of little education and less money, Eduardo Barreiros (1919?1992) rose to become an immensely successful entrepreneur and one of Spain’s … Continue reading

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Franco and the Axis Stigma

Examining Franco’s relations with Hitler and Mussolini during the Second World War, this book makes use of two major sources: the German Admiralty’s archives, stunning in their evidence of Franco’s support; and the Spanish press, operating under a totalitarian regime … Continue reading

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Heraldry for the Dead: Memory, Identity, and the Engraved Stone Plaques of Neolithic Iberia

In the late 1800s, archaeologists began discovering engraved stone plaques in Neolithic (3500-2500 BC) graves in southwestern Portugal and Spain. About the size of a palm, usually made of slate, and incised with geometric or, more rarely, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic … Continue reading

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Iberian Worlds (Global Realities)

Iberian Worldsis an imaginative, short text that dramatically depicts important globalization themes and processes through the important flows and impacts Spain and Portugal have had with many important regions of the world for many centuries. Spain and Portugal have long … Continue reading

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Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of Granada, 1570-1739 (New Studies in European History)

James Casey offers an innovative study of prestige, power and the role of the family in a Mediterranean city during the early modern period. He focuses on the structure and values of the ruling class of Granada, where a new … Continue reading

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Spain and Portugal: A Reference Guide From The Renaissance To The Present (European Nations)

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The Making of a Court Society: Kings and Nobles in Late Medieval Portugal (Volume 0)

This full-length study of the Portuguese royal court in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries shows how women and men, noblemen and clergy, artisans and minor servants at the royal court lived in close proximity and were connected to each other. … Continue reading

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Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy, 1939 to the Present (A History of Spain)

This comprehensive survey of Spain’s history looks at the major political, social, and economic changes that took place from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the twenty-first century. A thorough introduction to post-Civil War Spain, from … Continue reading

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Acts of Giving: Individual, Community, and Church in Tenth-Century Christian Spain

Acts of Giving examines the issues surrounding donation –the giving of property, usually landed property–in northern “Christian” Spain in the tenth century, when written texts became very plentiful, allowing us to glimpse the working of local society. Wendy Davies explores … Continue reading

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A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror (Praeger Security International)

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Spain was a key player in the military conflagrations that created modern Europe. From the Napoleonic Wars, through the dress rehearsal for World War II that was the Spanish Civil War, to the grim … Continue reading

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