Author: António José Bento Goncalves
Extent: 214 pp.
Publisher: Nova Science (Gazelle)
One of the oldest nations in Europe, Portugal has changed immensely over the past 40 years. The revolution of 1974, which established democracy, the decolonization, the negotiation and finally accession to the European Union and, most recently, the adoption of the Euro, have profoundly marked the past four decades and changed the entire structure of the country. This book outlines the present Portuguese economic, political and social issues of the new millennium.
Author: Richard Mayson
Extent: 416 pp.
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
‘Richard Mayson is a champion of wine culture and a fresh authoritative voice in wine literature.’ Hugh Johnson
Port and the Douro is the first title in the Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library. Written in an authoritative but entertaining manner by port expertRichard Mayson, this completely updated edition offers unparalleled insight into the world of port andDouro wines. From the history of viniculture inPortugal (the grape is thought to have been brought there by the Phoenicians) to the present day, this wonderful book offers the reader the inside story of these magnificent wines.
Mayson details the different styles of port, explains how they are made and by which producers. With vintage reports stretching back to 1896, an exploration of viticultural methods and an analysis of the leading quintas, Port and the Douro is an indispensable reference guide to the world’s greatest fortified wine.
Richard Mayson is an expert on port and Portuguese wines. He is the author of Portugal’s Wine and Winemakers and The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal and is a regular contributor to the Oxford Companion to Wine and Larousse Encyclopedia of Wine as well as to Decanter and Wine International.
Editor: David G. Frier
Extent: 200 pp.
Publication: January 2012
Publisher: Maney Publishing (Oxbow)
This volume brings together a number of experts at the forefront of Pessoa studies internationally, with chapters examining his literary relations with Italy, Spain, France, England and Portugal, as well as his contextualization in realation to major philosophers such as Kant and Nietzsche. It features essays examining his work from a range of perspectives to complement the multi-faceted nature of Pessoa himself (psychoanlaytical, philosophical, political and artistic) and it includes consideration of his prose masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, as well of various aspects of his poetic oeuvre.
Author: Marvine Howe
Extent: 240 pp.
Publication: December 2011
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Iberia is a special place of colliding myths over its Islamic past and the Christian reconquista, the Inquisition and massive expulsion of Muslims and Jews some five centuries ago. Long a land of emigrants and explorers, it has now become home to Europe’s latest, rapidly growing Muslim communities. Al-Andalus Rediscovered focuses on Iberia’s new Muslims, and their lives in a largely Roman Catholic region. Also featured are the Spanish and Portuguese officials, academics, NGOs and ordinary citizens who are trying to find better ways to integrate Muslims and other immigrants, despite domestic and European pressures for tougher counter-measures.
This book seeks to answer the basic questions: whether an Iberian model of a humane immigration policy is possible in ‘fortress’ Europe and whether the partisans of the Andalusian spirit of tolerance and diversity can prevail at this time of economic hardship and heightened radicalism in both the Islamic World and the West.