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Academic Books of the Month

  • Portugal’s Guerilla Wars in Africa
    Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guiné-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era.
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  • The Sacred Space of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Hispanic Literature
    This book takes a fresh look at some of the seemingly tired images of the Virgin Mary across the medieval and early Golden Age period in Hispanic literatures.
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  • Barrier and Bridge
    Brexit looms ever closer one of the many problem raised by the UK’s departure from the EU is the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar which shares a land border with Spain across which approximately 40 per cent of Gibraltar’s labour force cross daily. Real questions are being raised on the future of this border and how it will be managed but one can only understand its future based on a sound knowledge of its evolution.
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  • Lisbon, City of the Sea
    Lisbon: City of the Sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricably bound its character with the sea.
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  • Reflexive Writing and the Negotiation of Spanish Modernity
    Covering nine major works of Catalan writer Terenci Moix, Reflexive Writing and the Negotiation of Spanish Modernity: Autobiography and Fiction in Terenci Moix’s Novels places Moix’s fictional prose against the backdrop of his autobiographical novels, thus highlighting the importance of the author’s daily life experiences and their transmutation into the virtuality of fiction.
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  • Arquitectura religiosa en el espacio rural del Reino de Sevilla
    Análisis edilicio, constructivo y estructural en la Sierra de Aracena durante los siglos XIII–XV
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  • Kingdoms of Faith
    Kingdoms of Faith rewrites Spain’s Islamic past from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendour of al-Andalus and the many forces that shaped it.
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  • Marcello Caetano and the Portuguese “New State”
    Prime Minister Marcello Caetano was the successor of António de Oliveira Salazar. Considered the second most important figure of the Portuguese dictatorship (the Estado Novo regime, 1933–1974), Caetano has generated considerable disagreement amongst scholars with regard to his persona and politics; some consider him more authoritarian than his predecessor, others more liberal.
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