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Art and Architecture of Spain
by Xavier Barral I Altet (Editor), et al

by Robert Hughes
Paperback from Vintage Books

The Basque History of the World
by Mark Kurlansky
The buzz about the Guggenheim Bilbão aside, the Basques seldom get good press--from the 12th-century Codex of Calixtus ("A Basque or Navarrese would do in a French man for a copper coin") to current news items about ETA, the Basque nationalist group. Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod, sets out to change all that in The Basque History of the World. 

"The singular remarkable fact about the Basques is that they still exist," Kurlansky asserts. Without a defined country (other than Euskadi, otherwise known as "Basqueland"), with no known related ethnic groups, the Basques are an anomaly in Europe. What unites the Basques, above all, is their language--Euskera. According to ETA, "Euskera is the quintessence of Euskadi. So long as Euskera is alive, Euskadi will live." To help provide a complete picture of the Basques, Kurlansky looks at their political, economic, social, and even culinary history, from the valiant Basque underground in World War II to medieval whalers to modern makers of the gâteau Basque. The most affecting chapter focuses on Guernica, a small market town bombed by German planes for over three hours on April 26, 1937, and uses interviews with survivors to illustrate the horror of the attack. 

Kurlansky is clearly enamored of the Basques, which leads him to see them in a uniformly positive light. That rosy outlook aside, The Basque History of the World is an excellent introduction to these romantic people. Are they the original Europeans? Kurlansky doesn't weigh in on the issue, preferring instead to honor the Basque request Garean gareana legez--let us be what we are. --Sunny Delaney -
Paperback: 400 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140298517;

The Cambridge Companion to Velazquez
by Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt (Editor)
Listed under Velazquez

Cobs Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins: The Early Spanish American Mints and Their Coinages, 1536-1773
by Sewall Menzel
Listed under Numismatism

Convivencia: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain
by Vivian B. Mann, Thomas F. Glick, Jerrilynn Denise Dodds
Paperback from George Braziller

Culture and Customs of Spain
by Edward F. Stanton

Disremembering The Dictatorship: The Politics of Memory in the Spanish Transition to Democracy. (Portada Hispánica 8)
by Joan Ramon Resina

Fascism in Spain, 1923-1977
by Stanley G. Payne
Paperback from University of Wisconsin Press

For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway
Listed under Hemingway

The Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry: Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327 (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)
by Yom Tov Assis

The Heretic
by Lewis Weinstein

by James A. Michener
"Massive, beautiful...Unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain...The best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject...Stunning...Memorable." THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Here, in the fresh, vivid prose that is James Michener's trademark, is the real Spain as he experiences it. He not only reveals the celebrated Spain of bullfights and warror kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards; he also shares the intimate, often hidden Spain he has come to know, where toiling peasants and their honest food, the salt of the shores and the oranges of the inland fields, the congeniality of living souls and the dark weight of history conspire to create a wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful land, the mystery called Iberia.
Fawcett Books; ISBN: 0449207331; Reissue edition (February 1989)

by Jane S. Gerber
Paperback from Free Press

The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom
by Paulo Coelho, Alan Clarke (Translator)
(Paperback -- May )

Houses and Palaces of Andalusia
by Patricia Espinosa De Los Monteros, Francesco Venturi (Photographer), Phipps, Patricia Espinosa De Los Montero
With riches from New World conquests pouring into Seville in the 16th to 18th centuries, the Spanish nobility of Andalucia built exquisite houses and palaces. This book chronicles the finest of these treasures, traces the development of a distinctive regional style of architecture and decoration- the beautiful tiles, dramatic staircases and doorways, columns, and arches, and the cool exterior patios that are so integral to Spanish building. Many of these homes are miraculously preserved with their authentic interiors intact, and a fascinating text tells the stories of the families that built and lived in them. The Publisher.
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 12.55 x 10.24
Rizzoli International Publications; ISBN: 0847821471;

Hija De La Fortuna: Novela
by Isabel Allende
(Paperback -- September )

Isabel : Jewel of Castilla, Spain, 1466 (The Royal Diaries)
by Carolyn Meyer
(Hardcover -- July )

History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab Moors, With a Sketch of the Civilization Which They Achieved, and Imparted to Europe
by Henry Coppie
Book Description: An account of the arrival of the Arabs in Spain, and the civilization they created there. Includes an introduction to Islam, and the journey of the Islamic expansion until the Conquest, concentrating on the intellectual activities of Moorish Spain.
Paperback from Gorgias Press LLC

A History of the Jews in Christian Spain: From the Age of Reconquest to the Fourteenth Century
by Yitzhak Baer, et al
(Paperback - January 1993)

A History of Medieval Spain
by Joseph F. O'Callaghan
(Paperback - August 1983)

Homage to Catalonia
by George Orwell
Listed under Spanish Civil War

Ignatius of Loyola: The Spiritual Exercises and Selected Works (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paper))
by George E. Ganss (Editor), Edward J. Malastesta (Editor)
(Paperback -- June 1991)

Islamic Spain: 1250 to 1500
by L. P. Harvey
(Paperback - October 1992)

The Legacy of Muslim Spain
by Salma Khadra Jayyusi (Editor)

Linajudos and Conversos in Seville: Greed and Prejudice in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain
by Ruth Pike

The Medieval Spains (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
by Bernard F. Reilly
Paperback from Cambridge University Press

Modern Spain, 1875-1980
by Raymond Carr
Paperback from Oxford University Press

Moorish Spain
by Richard Fletcher
A summary of the 700 years of Islamic rule in Moorish Spain designed specifically for the more inquisitive traveller.
Listed under Spain: Travel

The Moors: The Islamic West 7Th-15th Centuries Ad (Men-At-Arms, 348)
by David, Ph.D. Nicolle
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co

The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth-Century Spain
by B. Netanyahu
Listed under Spanish Inquisition

Oro Plata: Embroidered Costumes Of The Bullfight
by Daniele Carbonel, Pedro Soler, Peter Muller
Listed under Bullfighting

The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
by Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom
(Hardcover -- May )

Painting in Spain 1500-1700: 1500-1700 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by Jonathan Brown
Paperback from Yale Univ Pr

The Peninsular War: A New History
by Charles Esdaile
Hardcover from Palgrave Macmillan

Spain 1469-1714: Society of Conflict (2nd Edition)
by H.A.F. Kamen
Paperback from Addison-Wesley Pub Co

Spain: The Root and the Flower: An Interpretation of Spain and the Spanish People
by John A. Crow
(Paperback - March 1985)

Spain: An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories)
by Fred James Hill
Paperback from Hippocrene Books

The Spanish Centuries: A Narrative History of Spain from Ferdinand and Isabella to Franco
by Alan Lloyd, Example Editor
Paperback from Doubleday

The Spanish Civil War
by Hugh Thomas
Listed under Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War
by David Gates
Paperback from DaCapo Press

Spaniards in the Holocaust : Mauthausen, Horror on the Danube
by David Wingeate Pike
This important work focuses on the experience of the large Spanish contingent within the Mauthausen concentration camp, one of the least known but most terrible camps in Nazi Germany.
Library Binding: 480 pages
Routledge; ISBN: 0415227801;

The Story of the Moors in Spain
by Stanley Lane-Poole
(Paperback - July 1990)

The Story of Spain
by Mark Williams
(Paperback -- July 1, )

The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
Listed under Hemingway

The Spirit of Spain
by Harold C. Raley

Spanish Handguns: The History of Spanish Pistols & Revolvers
by Gene, Jr. Gangarosa
Listed under Handguns

The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession: An Historical and Critical Dictionary
by Linda Frey (Editor), Marsha Frey (Editor)

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