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21 DE MADARIAGA, SALVADOR. The Rise Of The Spanish American Empire.
The Free Press, New York: 1965. First Free Press Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
There is a popular idea that Spanish colonial rule in the Americas was always was always brutal and tyrannical. Salvador de Madariaga challenges that view. In this thoroughly absorbing history, he champions the old empire of Spain on the grounds that essentially, it was "solid and sound." Includes an Index. "Dr. Madariaga . . . has never written a dull book . . . and this is no exception." - The Saturday Review 
Price: 26.13 USD
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22 DUMAS, ALEXANDRE. Alexandre Dumas' Adventures In Spain.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1960. A Doubleday Anchor Book. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In 1846, at the height of his fame, Dumas went to Spain with a small party of friends to attend the wedding of the Infanta and to write what V. S. Pritchett in The New Yorker called "one of the liveliest of his books of travel." Translated into English from the French by Alma Elizabeth Murch. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.51 USD
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23 EBY, CECIL D. The Siege Of The Alcazar.
Random House, New York: 1965. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn front and back. 
A fascinating day-by-day reconstruction of the most dramatic episode of the Spanish Civil War. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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24 GERBER, JANE S. The Jews Of Spain: A History Of The Sephardic Experience.
Free Press, New York: 1992. 0029115736 / 9780029115732 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy with binding broken and underlining throughout the book. 
"This unusually valuable book fills a long neglected need. a readable and highly accessible one-volume treatment of Sephardic Jewry, from their earliest origins until today" -Benjamin R. Gampel. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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25 GERBER, JANE S. The Jews Of Spain: A History Of The Sephardic Experience.
Free Press, New York: 1992. 0029115736 / 9780029115732 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy with binding broken and underlining throughout the book. 
"This unusually valuable book fills a long neglected need. a readable and highly accessible one-volume treatment of Sephardic Jewry, from their earliest origins until today" -Benjamin R. Gampel. Includes an Index. 
Price: 46.79 USD
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26 GOMEZ-MORENO, MARIA ELENA. A Visit To The House And Museum Of El Greco And To The Synagogue Of The Transito.
Estades, Madrid: 1964 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A written description of what you will find in the home and museum of El Greco. 
Price: 46.55 USD
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27 GOODE, JOSHUA. Impurity Of Blood: Defining Race In Spain, 1870-1930.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Although Francisco Franco courted the Nazis as allies during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, the Spanish dictator's racial ideals had little to do with the kind of pure lineage that obsessed the Nazis. Indeed, Franco's idea of race—that of a National Catholic state as the happy meeting grounds of many different peoples willingly blended together—differed from most European conceptions of race in this period and had its roots in earlier views of Spanish racial identity from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In Impurity of Blood, Joshua Goode traces the development of racial theories in Spain from 1870 to 1930 in the burgeoning human science of anthropology and in political and social debates, exploring the counterintuitive Spanish proposition that racial mixture rather than racial purity was the bulwark of national strength. Goode begins with a history of ethnic thought in Spain in the medieval and early modern era, and then details the formation of racial thought in Spain's nascent human sciences. He goes on to explore the political, social, and cultural manifestations of racial thought at the dawn of the Franco regime and, finally, discusses its ramifications in Francoist Spain and post-World War II Europe. In the process, he brings together normally segregated historiographies of race in Europe. Goode analyzes the findings of Spanish racial theorists working to forge a Spanish racial identity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when race and racial sciences were most in vogue across Europe. Spaniards devised their own racial identities using scientifically substantiated racial ideas and confronted head-on the apparent limitations of Spain's history by considering them as the defining characteristics of la raza espaĖola. The task of the Spanish social sciences was to trace the history of racial fusion: to study both the separate elements of the Spanish composition and the factors that had nurtured them. Ultimately, by exploring the development of Spanish racial thought between 1875 and 1930, Goode demonstrates that national identity based on mixture—the inclusion rather than the exclusion of different peoples—did not preclude the establishment of finely wrought and politically charged racial hierarchies. Providing a new comprehensive view of racial thought in Spain and its connections to the larger twentieth-century formation of racial thought in the West, Impurity of Blood will enlighten and inform scholars of Spanish and European history, racial theory, historical anthropology, and the history of science. A native of Philadelphia, Joshua Goode teaches history and cultural studies at Claremont Graduate University in California. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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28 HAY, JOHN. Castilian Days.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1913. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Stains to the edges. 

Price: 70.30 USD
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29 HEMINGWAY, ERNEST; MICHENER, JAMES A (INTRODUCTION BY). The Dangerous Summer.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1985. 0684183552 / 9780684183558 s Softcover. Good condition. The cover is dogeared. 
This is Hemingway writing at his most engaged, employing all his skills to recreate everything he experienced-the thrill of the bullfights and the craft of the matadors, the joy of revisiting beloved people and places. The book is also an autobiographical treasure that reveals Hemingway in his last years, an old and famous writer who relished his fame but resented the barriers it sometimes placed between him and the world he wrote about. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.81 USD
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30 HILL, FRED JAMES . Spain: An Illstrated History.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2001. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This concise, illustrated volume explores the remarkable history of Spain -- a thriving center of Islamic civilization for many centuries until its conquest by Christian kings. Among other historical topics, the author recounts the astonishing events of the twentieth century in which Spain descended into a bloody civil war and years of dictatorship, and then emerged, almost miraculously, as a fully democratic state. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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31 HUGHES, ROBERT. Barcelona.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1992. 0394580273 / 9780394580272 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Binding is about to be broken. 

Price: 7.13 USD
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32 KAGAN, RICHARD L. & DYER, ABIGAIL (EDITORS & TRANSLATORS). Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives Of Secret Jews And Other Heretics.
The Johns Hopkins Universiy Press, Baltimore and London: 2011. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
On the first day of Francisco de San Antonio's trial before the Spanish Inquisition in Toledo in 1625, his interrogators asked him about his parentage. His real name, he stated, was Abram Rubn, and he had been born in Fez of Jewish parents. How then, Inquisitors wanted to know, had he become a Christian convert? Why had a Hebrew alphabet been found in his possession? And what was his business at the Court in Madrid? "He was asked," according to his dossier, "for the story of his life." His response, more than ten folios long, is one of the many involuntary autobiographies created by the logic of the Inquisition that today provide rich insights into both the personal lives of the persecuted and the social, cultural, and political realities of the age. In the first edition of Inquisitorial Inquiries, Richard L. Kagan and Abigail Dyer collected, translated, and annotated six of these autobiographies from a diverse group of prisoners. Now they add the fascinating life story of another victim of the Inquisition: Esteban Jamete, a French sculptor accused of being a Protestant. Each of the autobiographies has been selected to represent a particular political or social issue, while at the same time raising more intimate questions about the religious, sexual, political, or national identities of the prisoners. Among them are a politically incendiary prophet, a self-proclaimed hermaphrodite, and a morisco, an Islamic convert to Catholicism. Richard L. Kagan is a professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University and author or editor of a number of books, including Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain and Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800, both also published by Johns Hopkins. Abigail Dyer received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is an independent scholar living in New York. "A highly readable account... provides a very useful look into the lives of individuals whose activities brought them before the Inquisition."—Sixteenth Century Journal, reviewing a previous edition "Kagan and Dyer have provided a useful service in translating excerpts from inquisitorial documents housed in Spanish and Mexican archives."—Journal of Church and State, reviewing a previous edition "Through depositions related to Judaism, Islam, heretical Christianity and sexual deviance, the book effectively addresses many of the ethnic, racial, religious, and social tensions that plagued early modern Spain and its colonies... An excellent resource for the history classroom."—Gender and History, reviewing a previous edition "The editors of this volume have performed a useful service for anyone interested in the Inquisition's activities."—Renaissance Studies, reviewing a previous edition "The authors have edited and translated the original documents with skill and sensitivity and accompanied each testimony with useful explanatory notes. The resulting autobiographies are of primary importance to historians of the period for what they teach us about prisoners' lives, their tactics of dissimulation and the power of their testimony which, it might be argued, went as far as to challenge the authority of the Inquisition itself."—History, reviewing a previous edition 
Price: 26.36 USD
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33 KAGAN, RICHARD L. & DYER, ABIGAIL (EDITORS & TRANSLATORS). Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives Of Secret Jews And Other Heretics.
The Johns Hopkins Universiy Press, Baltimore and London: 2011. Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
On the first day of Francisco de San Antonio's trial before the Spanish Inquisition in Toledo in 1625, his interrogators asked him about his parentage. His real name, he stated, was Abram Rubn, and he had been born in Fez of Jewish parents. How then, Inquisitors wanted to know, had he become a Christian convert? Why had a Hebrew alphabet been found in his possession? And what was his business at the Court in Madrid? "He was asked," according to his dossier, "for the story of his life." His response, more than ten folios long, is one of the many involuntary autobiographies created by the logic of the Inquisition that today provide rich insights into both the personal lives of the persecuted and the social, cultural, and political realities of the age. In the first edition of Inquisitorial Inquiries, Richard L. Kagan and Abigail Dyer collected, translated, and annotated six of these autobiographies from a diverse group of prisoners. Now they add the fascinating life story of another victim of the Inquisition: Esteban Jamete, a French sculptor accused of being a Protestant. Each of the autobiographies has been selected to represent a particular political or social issue, while at the same time raising more intimate questions about the religious, sexual, political, or national identities of the prisoners. Among them are a politically incendiary prophet, a self-proclaimed hermaphrodite, and a morisco, an Islamic convert to Catholicism. Richard L. Kagan is a professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University and author or editor of a number of books, including Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain and Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800, both also published by Johns Hopkins. Abigail Dyer received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is an independent scholar living in New York. "A highly readable account... provides a very useful look into the lives of individuals whose activities brought them before the Inquisition."—Sixteenth Century Journal, reviewing a previous edition "Kagan and Dyer have provided a useful service in translating excerpts from inquisitorial documents housed in Spanish and Mexican archives."—Journal of Church and State, reviewing a previous edition "Through depositions related to Judaism, Islam, heretical Christianity and sexual deviance, the book effectively addresses many of the ethnic, racial, religious, and social tensions that plagued early modern Spain and its colonies... An excellent resource for the history classroom."—Gender and History, reviewing a previous edition "The editors of this volume have performed a useful service for anyone interested in the Inquisition's activities."—Renaissance Studies, reviewing a previous edition "The authors have edited and translated the original documents with skill and sensitivity and accompanied each testimony with useful explanatory notes. The resulting autobiographies are of primary importance to historians of the period for what they teach us about prisoners' lives, their tactics of dissimulation and the power of their testimony which, it might be argued, went as far as to challenge the authority of the Inquisition itself."—History, reviewing a previous edition 
Price: 61.75 USD
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34 KAZANTZAKIS, NIKOS Spain.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1963. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.96 USD
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35 KEHOE, VINCENT JR. Aficionado! The Pictorial Encyclopedia Of The Fiesta De Toros Of Spain.
Hastings House, New York: 1959. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 20.66 USD
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36 KENDRIS, CHRISTOPHER. 501 Spanish Verbs: Fully Conjugated In All The Tenses In A New Easy-to-learn Format Alphabetically Arranged.
Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge: 1996. 0812026020 / 9780812026023 Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Fully conjugated in all the tenses in a new easy to learn format alphabetically arranged. 
Price: 6.22 USD
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37 LEE, LAURIE. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.
W. W. Norton, New York: 1985. 0393022331 / 9780393022339 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This sequel to Cider with Rosie describes how in 1934 at the age of 19 the author left home and walked to London, and then travelled on foot through Spain, where he was trapped by the outbreak of the Civil War. In these pages he recaptures with stunning accuracy the sensations and experiences of his younger self, and the beauty and violence of Spain in those days. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 19.67 USD
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38 LEWINE, EDWARD. Death And The Sun: A Matador's Season In The Heart Of Spain.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 2005. 061826325X / 9780618263257 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. Signed by the author. 
Reveals a Spain few outsiders have seen. Lewine explains Spain and the art of the bulls by spending a bullfighting season traveling Spanish highways with the celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordonez, following Fran, as he's known, through every region and social stratum. Fran's great-grandfather was a famous bullfighter and the inspiration for Hemingway's matador in The Sun Also Rises. 
Price: 55.58 USD
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39 MARIEJOL, JEAN HIPPOLYTE. The Spain Of Ferdinand And Isabella.
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick: 1961. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Describes the institutions of the crown, the royal councils, the Cortes, the army and its wars and conquests. Because Spain was a land of Moslems and Jews as well as Christians, Mariejol's history also deals with religious conflicts and the Spanish Inquisition. Ever since its publication in France in 1892 this work has been regarded as the classic account of the Spanish kingdoms in the magnificent period of the Catholic Sovereigns, rich in color and detail, broad and perceptive in its treatment. Translated into English from the French by Benjamin Keen. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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40 MATTHEWS, HERBERT L. The Yoke And The Arrows: A Report On Spain.
George Braziller Inc, New York: 1957. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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