Academic Books of the Month

  • The Noughties in the Hispanic and Lusophone World
    The chapters in this volume consider the distinctive cultural significance of the ‘noughties’ in the Hispanic and Lusophone world, looking at the specific cultural, political and economic circumstances of the decade, and in some cases proposing notions of an identifiable ‘noughties sensibility’ or ‘noughties generation’ which may flow out of, or stand in reaction against, the malaise of the fin de siècle.
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  • Spanish Comics: Historical and Cultural Perspectives
    Touching on themes of memory, gender, regional identities, and history, the chapters in this collection demonstrate the historical and cultural significance of Spanish comics.
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  • Literaturas entrelazadas
    Literaturas entrelazadas. Portugal y España, del modernismo y la vanguardia al tiempo de las dictaduras estudia las estrechas relaciones entre las literaturas portuguesa y española desde finales del siglo XIX hasta mediados del XX.
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  • L’Âge d’or
    In a remarkable, intuitive reading of L'Âge d'Or, Paul Hammond interweaves a detailed account of the extraordinary circumstances of its production with a dazzling interpretation of its aesthetic and political nuances. At once authoritative and polemical, this is a study entirely in tune with its subject, a fitting celebration of a major landmark in world cinema.
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  • Women Writing Portuguese Colonialism in Africa
    This book represents the first attempt to query the contribution of women as cultural agents to the colonization, the anti-colonial opposition and the decolonization of territories ruled by Portugal in the African continent between the turn of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first.
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  • Chivalry and Violence in Late Medieval Castile
    First full investigation in English into the role played by chivalric ideology, and its violent results, in late medieval Castile.
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  • Cine Y Cultura Popular En Los 90: Espana-Latinoamerica
    Este libro aborda la producción cultural en España y Latinoamérica en los años noventa del siglo XX, desde una variedad de perspectivas históricas y metodológicas. Este es un periodo decisivo para discernir la configuración socio-histórica contemporánea dado que el mundo en que vivimos es, en gran parte, heredero de los cambios que se produjeron durante esta década.
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  • Salazar: The Dictator Who Refused to Die
    This probing biography charts the highs and lows of Salazar's rule, from rescuing Portugal's finances and keeping his strategically-placed nation out of World War II to maintaining a police state while resisting the winds of change in Africa. It explores Salazar's long-running suspicion of and conflict with the United States, and how he kept Hitler and Mussolini at arm's length while persuading his fellow dictator Franco not to enter the war on their side.
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