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Libros Académicos del Mes

  • 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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  • Politics and the arts in Lisbon and Rome
    Dealing with a complex king, this edited collection elucidates a monarch’s vision of Rome that deeply affected his political choices and cultural policy during the first half of the eighteenth-century.
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  • Revisiting Centres and Peripheries in Iberian Studies
    Like its predecessor and companion volume New Journeys in Iberian Studies, this volume gathers fresh and emerging research in a range of sub-fields of Iberian studies from an international range of established academics and early career researchers. The book provides rich evidence of the breadth and depth of new research being carried out in the dynamic field of Iberian studies at present.
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  • Iberian Studies
    Iberian Studies: Reflections Across Borders and Disciplines provides insights into theoretical debates on Iberian Studies. The case studies included in the volume engage with cultural history, centre and periphery dynamics, memory and nationalism and the renewed interest in the Islamic and Sephardic in 21st century Spain and Portugal.
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  • The Segovia Manuscript
    The Segovia Manuscript (Cathedral of Segovia, Archivo Capitular) has puzzled musicologists ever since its rediscovery at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is unique: no other manuscript of the period transmits a comparable blend of late fifteenth-century music, consisting of 204 sacred works and vernacular pieces in Flemish, French, Italian, and Spanish. An important group of pedagogical pieces by French and Flemish composers may preserve transcriptions of instrumental improvisation. The essays here aim to treat every dimension of this fascinating source.
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  • England and Spain in the Early Modern Era
    The early 17th century was a time of great literature the era of Cervantes and Shakespeare but also of international tension and heightened diplomacy. This book looks at the relations between Spain under Philip III and Philip IV and England under James I in the period 1603-1625. It examines the essential issues that established the framework for diplomatic relations between the two states, looking not only at questions of war and peace, but also of trade and piracy.
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  • Nourishing the Nation
    Nourishing the Nation provides an ethnographic account of the everyday experience of national identity in Catalonia, using an essential, everyday object of consumption: food. As a crucial element of Catalan cultural life, a focus on food provides unique insight into the lived realities of Catalan nationalism, and how Catalans experience and express their national identity today.
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  • Two Centuries of English Language Teaching and Learning in Spain 1769-1970
    This book provides an exhaustive historical account of how the English language was taught and learnt in Spain over two centuries since its origins back in 1769 with the publication of San Joaquín de Pedro's Gramática inglesa until 1970, a key year in European and World affairs.
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