Libros Académicos del Mes

  • 9781845198817
    Conspiracy, Coup d’etat and Civil War in Seville, 1936-1939
    This book dissects the conspiracy against the democratic Second Spanish Republic in the context of the uprising and civil war in Seville, the capital of Spain’s largest region, Andalusia, and the most populous urban centre seized by the military rebels during the coup d’état of July 1936. As the major industrial and economic centre in insurgent Spain, Seville remains central to understanding the rebels’ repressive project, for this Andalusian province witnessed the highest number of extra-judicial assassinations throughout the war.
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  • 9781443891295
    Successful Case Studies in the Canary Islands’ Tourism Industry
    This book offers an interesting overview of good practices in the tourism industry. Its main strength is that its focus is not solely limited to hotels; rather, it provides several snapshots of the way economic activities of various different natures have been properly managed in order to make the Canary Islands a successful symbol of integrated tourist supply for a range of customers.
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  • 9781849048033
    The Struggle for Catalonia
    Analyses with rare impartiality what sets the Catalans apart from Spain, and how the separatist debate is playing out. The Struggle for Catalonia looks at how and why Catalan separatism reached the top of Spain’s political agenda, as well as its connection to the broader European malaise generated by flawed political responses to financial and other crises.
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  • 9781785331084
    Spanish Lessons
    Though unjustly neglected by English-language audiences, Spanish film and television not only represent a remarkably influential and vibrant cultural industry; they are also a fertile site of innovation in the production of “transmedia” works that bridge narrative forms.
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  • 9781855663183
    Celestina and the Human Condition in Early Modern Spain and Italy
    Celestina by Fernando de Rojas is a canonical work of late medieval Spanish literature and one of the earliest European "best-sellers". However, while we have clear evidence of its popularity and influence due to detailed research on its print history and editions, we have not adequately answered the question of precisely why it continued to hold such appeal for early modern audiences.
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  • 9781474297738
    The Politics and Rhetoric of Commemoration
    In recent years there has been much interest in collective memory and commemoration. It is often assumed that when nations celebrate a historic day, they put aside the divisions of the present to recall the past in a spirit of unity. As Billig and Marinho show, this does not apply to the Portuguese parliament’s annual celebration of 25 April 1974, the day when the dictatorship, established by Salazar and continued by Caetano, was finally overthrown. Most speakers at the ceremony say little about the actual events of the day itself; and in their speeches they continue with the partisan politics of the present as combatively as ever.
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  • 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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