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Libros Académicos del Mes

  • The Catalan Nation and Identity Throughout History
    The present book is a complex approach to the elements that built the Catalan national identity, which can only be analyzed through its complexity and longue durée historical times. Regarding medieval and early modern centuries, the territorial construction, law and state are presented, along with the complexity added by the appearance of composite monarchies in the 16th century, and taking into account the significance of constructing a literary and historiographic tradition to define national character.
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  • The Bayeux Tapestry
    The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the eleventh century. A fragile web of woollen thread on linen, its brilliant colours undimmed after nearly a thousand years, this masterpiece is unique as a complete example of an art form beloved of the aristocracy in the Romanesque era - the `historiated' or narrative embroidery. This book presents a full-colour reproduction of the entire Tapestry, with a detailed commentary alongside each episode, equipping the reader to follow the story blow by blow and this marvellous work of art step by step.
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  • Protest, Youth, and Precariousness
    This collection brings together sociologists, social movement specialists, political scientists, and other scholars to look specifically at how Portuguese youth have navigated this politically and economically difficult period, negotiating uncertain social circumstances as they channel their discontent into protest and collective action.
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  • Quinqui Film in Spain
    In addition to recent interest in these films as cultural products, “Quinqui” Film in Spain presents a thorough and multi-perspective analysis of the implications for society that these films reveal, clarifying both the Spanish filmic panorama as well as the canon, and the socio-political situation in a country that was going through one of the most controversial and tumultuous times of its contemporary history.
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  • Medieval Sicily, al-Andalus, and the Maghrib
    This volume explores a millennium of multilingual literary exchanges among the peoples of Sicily, the Iberian Peninsula, and North Africa: the Maghrib, or westernmost strongholds of medieval Islam. Beginning in the seventh century, Muslim expansion into the western Mediterranean initiated a new phase in the layering of heterogeneous peoples and languages in this perennial contact zone: Arabs and Berbers, Christians and Jews, Sunni and Shii'a Muslims, Greeks and Latins all shaped shared and contested identities, hybrid genealogies of knowledge, and fragile but vital political alliances.
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  • Women’s Cinema in Contemporary Portugal
    Women’s Cinema in Contemporary Portugal brings together scholars from Portugal, UK and the USA, to discuss 14 women film directors in Portugal, focussing on their production in both feature film and documentary genres over the last half-century. It charts the specific cinematic visions that these women have brought to the re-emergence of Portuguese national cinema in the wake of the 1974 Revolution and African decolonisation, and to the growing internationalisation of Portugal’s arguably ‘minor’ or ‘small nation’ cinema, with significant young women directors such as Leonor Teles achieving prominence abroad.
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  • Arqueología de la Guerra Civil y la Dictadura Española
    El volumen Arqueología de la Guerra Civil y la Dictadura Española recoge contribuciones de diferentes equipos de investigación que han trabajado en este tema en los últimos quince años. La aplicación de la arqueología a los estudios de la contienda ha sido relativamente reciente y empezaron de forma paralela en el año 2000, con la excavación de la segunda línea de defensa de Madrid en Villa de Vallecas y la fosa común de Priaranza en el Bierzo -León.
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  • The Lost Library of the King of Portugal
    The destruction on the morning of All Saints Day 1755 of the heart of the city of Lisbon by an earthquake, tidal wave and the urban fires that followed was a tragedy that divides the 18th century in Portugal. One casualty on that fatal morning was the Royal Library, one of the most magnificent libraries in Europe at the time. The Lost Library of the King of Portugal tells the story of the lost library – its creation, collection and significance.
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