Category Archives: Spain

Dominicans, Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

With their active apostolate of preaching and teaching, Dominican friars were important promoters of Latin Christianity in the borderlands of medieval Spain and North Africa. Historians have long assumed that their efforts to convert or persecute non-Christian populations played a … Continue reading

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Blue Division Soldier 1941-45: Spanish Volunteer on the Eastern Front (Warrior)

The all-volunteer ‘Blue Division’ was a formation that allowed Franco’s technically neutral Spain to support Nazi Germany’s invasion of Russia. Following initial training in Germany, the Blue Division’s units were sent to the Eastern Front in August 1941, where, after … Continue reading

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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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Roosevelt’s Rough Riders (Warrior)

This book examines the brief but colorful history of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, and details the rich experiences of the men who fought in its ranks. Founded in May 1898, the unit’s actions in Cuba during the Spanish-American War … 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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The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

When Spanish explorers and missionaries came onto Southern California’s shores in 1769, they encountered the large towns and villages of the Chumash, a people who at that time were among the most advanced hunter-gatherer societies in the world. The Spanish … 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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Secret Judaism and the Spanish Inquisition

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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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