Libros Académicos del Mes

  • 9783034308366
    Feminine Singular: Women Growing Up Through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World
    Women have often chosen to tell their secrets, confide their dreams and express their deepest and most intimate thoughts in diaries, letters and other forms of life-writing. Although it is well established as a genre in the Anglophone and Francophone traditions, there has been very little publication of life-writing in the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds and even less scholarly criticism has appeared.
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  • 9789652298744
    Forgotten Giants
    Rabbi Bitton in his book, Forgotten Giants portrays the expulsion from Spain in 1492 is the central event of Spanish Jewish history. The book explores the lives, works, and ideas of twenty-six Sephardic Rabbis in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, in the time period straddling this upheaval. Through the narratives of these twenty-six prominent rabbis’ lives, we learn about the world of the Jews in Spain before the 1492 expulsion, the struggles of the rabbinical leadership against the missionary efforts of the Church to convert the Jews, and the theological debates that took place, especially during the beginning of the fifteenth century.
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  • 9781474229395
    The Spanish Civil Wars: A Comparative History of the First Carlist War and the Conflict of the 1930s
    This book provides a comparative history of the domestic and international nature of Spain’s First Carlist War (1833-40) and the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), as well as the impact of both conflicts.
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  • 9781849048019
    Blood and Faith The Purging of Muslim Spain, 1492-1614
    Blood and Faith is celebrated journalist Matthew Carr's riveting chronicle of this virtually unknown episode, set against the vivid historical backdrop of the history of Muslim Spain. Here is a remarkable window onto a little-known period in modern Europe—a rich and complex tale of competing faiths and beliefs, of cultural oppression and resistance against overwhelming odds.
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  • 9783034318853
    Mario de Sa-Carneiro, A Cosmopolitan Modernist
    The first collection in English to be dedicated to his work, this volume brings together scholars from Portugal, Brazil, and the USA to reassess Sá-Carneiro’s contribution to Portuguese and European Modernism(s). In the book, established researchers and younger scholars delve into the complexities and paradoxes of his work, exploring not only the acclaimed novella Lucio’s Confession, but also his poetry, short fiction, and correspondence. Each essay engages in the necessary task of placing Sá-Carneiro’s work in a wider literary and artistic context, bringing back to his texts the creative energy of early twentieth-century Europe.
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  • 9781849048330
    A Short History of Mozambique
    This comprehensive overview traces the evolution of modern Mozambique, from its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the fifteen-year civil war that followed independence and its continued after-effects.
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  • 9781474227919
    ¿Por qué? 101 Questions About Spanish
    ¿Por qué? 101 Questions about Spanish is for anyone who wants to understand how Spanish really works. Standard textbooks and grammars describe the "what" of Spanish - its vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and pronunciation - but ¿Por qué? explains the "why". ¿Por qué? is an accessible study guide that is suitable for Spanish students, instructors, native speakers, and the general reader.
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  • 9781845198077
    Josep Renau & the Politics of Culture in Republican Spain, 1931–1939
    This book offers the first interdisciplinary and contextualised analysis of the relationship between art and politics in Renau’s work at the time of Spain’s pivotal attempt to pursue democratic forms of modernisation. It traces the connections between Renau’s political goals and the specific visual strategies he deployed, providing a comprehensive historical assessment of his attempts to turn protean theory into effective practice.
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