Spain and Portugal
The Rose of Fire
Hardcover ISBN: 0801446570
Published to accompany the eponymous exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (2007-2008), this abundantly illustrated book offers a multi-faceted view of the artistic, cultural, social, and political history of the city between 1880 and 1910--a period of incredible growth, change, and creativity in all arenas, culminating in 1909's "Tragic Week" of confrontations between soldiers and workers. Editor Sala (modern and contemporary art, U. of Barcelona) brings together material in seven in-depth thematic essays interwoven with 192 images of paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry, buildings, furniture, street scenes. Among those in the spotlight: Gaudi, Picasso, Casas, Domènech, Rusiñol, to name just a few. The format is oversize: 9.5x11.5. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
25 Años Del Gran Cambio En El Deporte Español
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 8416894744
Los Juegos Olímpicos de Barcelona 92, todavía considerados por muchos los mejores de la historia, cambiaron el deporte español de arriba abajo y para siempre. Veinticinco años después, en España se entrena, se compite, se organiza y se invierte en deporte según los parámetros que se fijaron entonces. Las 22 medallas que el equipo español ganó allí permanecen como un hito inigualado, pero las 17 obtenidas en Río 2016 son herencia directa de la semilla allí plantada.Barcelona 92 explica las claves de aquel éxito y de la fabulosa transformación experimentada por la Ciudad Condal gracias a los juegos. Un equipo de periodistas de la Agencia EFE interpreta aquella cita desde todos sus ángulos, con testimonios inéditos de sus protagonistas. Deportistas legendarios como Fermín Cacho, Kiko Narváez, José Manuel Moreno, Miriam Blasco, Juan Antonio San Epifanio o Antonio Rebollo; artistas como Montserrat Caballé, Javier Mariscal o Los Manolos; dirigentes como Juan Antonio Samaranch o Javier Gómez Navarro; y personajes anónimos como los voluntarios o el botones del hotel en el que se alojó el Dream Team desvelan sus recuerdos de aquellos juegos, junto a datos y anécdotas nunca antes conocidos.
Barcelona and Beyond
The Disputation of 1263 and Its Aftermath
Hardcover ISBN: 0520074416
In late July 1263 a public disputation was convened by King James I of Aragon, pitting Friar Paul Christian against the distinguished rabbi of Gerona, Moses ben Nahman. Organized by leading figures in the Dominican Order to give Friar Paul an opportunity to test his innovative missionizing argumentation against a worthy opponent, the spectacle in Barcelona was colorful, impressive, surely somewhat frightening to the Jews, and ultimately indecisive. Both sides claimed victory, and their documented claims have given rise to substantial disagreement among historians over the tone and outcome of this important event. Robert Chazan's masterly analysis reconstructs the Barcelona disputation from the conflicting Christian and Jewish sources and sets it in its broad historical context, with particular attention to the post-disputation maneuvers on both sides. His richly detailed account focuses on Rabbi ben Nahman's eloquent efforts to reassure his fellow Jews in the face of new missionizing pressures. In late July 1263 a public disputation was convened by King James I of Aragon, pitting Friar Paul Christian against the distinguished rabbi of Gerona, Moses ben Nahman. Organized by leading figures in the Dominican Order to give Friar Paul an opportunity to test his innovative missionizing argumentation against a worthy opponent, the spectacle in Barcelona was colorful, impressive, surely somewhat frightening to the Jews, and ultimately indecisive. Both sides claimed victory, and their documented claims have given rise to substantial disagreement among historians over the tone and outcome of this important event. Robert Chazan's masterly analysis reconstructs the Barcelona disputation from the conflicting Christian and Jewish sources and sets it in its broad historical context, with particular attention to the post-disputation maneuvers on both sides. His richly detailed account focuses on Rabbi ben Nahman's eloquent efforts to reassure his fellow Jews in the face of new missionizing pressures.
People Who Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 1943859205
"This book, "Basque Firsts: People who Changed the World," recognizes extraordinary Basques, all of them ignored or overlooked in history, who have made extraordinary contributions in navigation, education, science, fashion, politics, and other fields that changed our world."--Provided by publisher.
The Battle for Spain
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Paperback ISBN: 014303765x
A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945 To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material gleaned from the Russian archives and numerous other sources, this brisk and accessible book (Spain's #1 bestseller for twelve weeks), provides a balanced and penetrating perspective, explaining the tensions that led to this terrible overture to World War II and affording new insights into the war-its causes, course, and consequences.
Bearing Arms for His Majesty
The Free-Colored Militia in Colonial Mexico
Paperback ISBN: 0804750246
This study uses the participation of free colored men, whether mulatos, pardos, or morenos (i.e., Afro-Spaniards, Afro-Indians, or "pure blacks"), in New Spain's militias as a prism for examining race relations, racial identity, racial categorization, and issues of social mobility for racially stigmatized groups in colonial Mexico. By 1793, nearly 10 percent of New Spain's population was made up of people who could trace some African ancestry—people subject to more legal disabilities and social discrimination than mestizos, who in turn fell below white creoles, who in turn fell below the Spanish-born, in the stratified and caste-like society of colonial Spanish America. The originality of this study lies in approaching race via a single, important institution, the military, rather than via abstractions or examples taken from particular regions or single runs of legal documents. By exploring the lives of tens of thousands of part-time and full-time free colored soldiers, who served the colony as volunteers or conscripts, and by adopting a multi-regional approach, the author is able not only to show how military institutions evolved with reference to race and vice versa, but to do so in a manner that reveals discontinuities and regional differences as well as historical trends. He also is able to examine black lives beyond the institution of slavery and to achieve a more nuanced impression of the meaning of freedom in colonial times. From the 1550s on, free colored forces figured prominently in the colony's military forces, and units of free colored soldiers evolved with increasing autonomy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The author concludes, however, that the Bourbon reforms of the 1760s—which clearly expanded the military establishment and the role of Spanish soldiers born in the New World—came at the expense of free colored companies, which experienced a reduction in both numbers and institutional privileges.
Bernardo De Gálvez
Spanish Hero of the American Revolution
Hardcover ISBN: 1469640791
Assesses the Spanish commander's considerable historical impact and expands our understanding of Spain's contribution to the American Revolution. Illustrations. Maps. Graphs. Tables.
Between Court and Confessional
The Politics of Spanish Inquisitors
Hardcover ISBN: 1107031168
Between Court and Confessional explores the lives of Spanish inquisitors, closely examining the careers and writings of five sixteenth- and seventeenth-century inquisitors. Kimberly Lynn considers what shaped particular inquisitors, what kinds of official experience each accumulated, and to what ends each directed his acquired knowledge and experience. The case studies examine the complex interplay of careerism and ideological commitments evident in inquisitorial activities. Whereas many studies of the Spanish Inquisition tend to depict inquisitors as faceless and interchangeable, Lynn probes the lives of individual inquisitors to show how inquisitors' operations in their social, political, religious and intellectual worlds set the Inquisition in motion. By focusing on specific individuals, this study explains how the theory and regulations of the Inquisition were rooted in local conditions, particular disputes and individual experiences.