Libros Académicos del Mes

  • The Portuguese Restoration of 1640 and Its Global Visualization
    The Portuguese Restoration of 1640 ended the dynastic union of Portugal and Spain. This book pioneers in reconstructing the global image discourse related to the event by bringing together visualizations from three decades and four continents. These include paintings, engravings, a statue, coins, emblems, miniatures, a miraculous crosier and other regalia, buildings, textiles, a castrum doloris, drawings, and ivory statues.
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  • Spanish Meta-Art and Contemporary Cinema
    Can cinema reveal its audience's most subversive thinking? Do films have the potential to project their viewers' innermost thoughts making them apparent on the screen? This book argues that cinema has precisely this power, to unveil to the spectator their own hidden thoughts. It examines case studies from various cultures in conversation with Spain, a country whose enduring masterpieces in self-reflexive or meta-art provide insight into the special dynamic between viewer and screen.
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  • Franco’s Famine
    At least 200,000 people died from hunger or malnutrition-related diseases in Spain during the 1940s. This book provides a political explanation for the famine and brings together a broad range of academics based in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia to achieve this.
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  • Trade Union Powers
    This book analyses trade unions’ capacities of resistance following the period of austerity and “bailout crisis” in Portugal (2011-2015). Considering the destructive impacts of those policies on the working class and their unions, it explores three case studies in three productive sectors.
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  • Pablo Picasso
    Exactly when Matisse and Picasso first met is open to debate. Their earliest encounter may have taken place during the Matisse retrospective at Galerie Druet right before the 1906 Salon des Indépendants. The latter marked the first time all the Fauves exhibited together.
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  • Lorca’s Immanent Mysticism
    This groundbreaking study places Lorca not only within a contemporary spectrum of Modernist production, but, more importantly, within the framework of a new mysticism for our time.
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  • Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium
    This volume, highlighting such evolution in the crime fiction genre, will be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of crime fiction in Latin America and Spain, to those interested in crime fiction by women, and to readers familiar with the sub-genres of crime fiction, which include noir, the thriller, the police procedural, and the “cozy” novel.
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  • The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes
    The first complete English translation in five volumes of one of the major chronicles of medieval Europe, by "the father of Portuguese historiography"
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