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228 pages : map ; 23 cm.
  • Al-Andalus et la vallée de l'Èbre au milieu du XIe siècle -- La fin du califat de Cordoue et la naissance des taifas -- Les princes des taifas et les souverains chrétiens -- Les taifas de Saragosse et de Lérida -- L'Espagne chrétienne au milieu du XIe siècle -- Rois, comtes et grands lignages aristocratiques -- Le renouveau monarchique -- La guerre contre les musulmans et les parias -- Ramire Ier, roi d'Aragon -- L'expansion catalane -- La ville de Barbastro au milieu du XIe siècle -- La cité et ses murailles -- Une barrière de forteresses -- Lettrés et juristes de Barbastro -- La papauté et la guerre contre les musulmans -- L'essor d'une idéologie de guerre sainte -- L'intervention pontificale -- Le pape et l'expédition de Barbastro -- L'expédition chrétienne et la prise de la ville -- La bataille de Graus et la mort du roi Ramire Ier (1063) -- La mise en place d'une expédition "internationale" -- La prise de Barbastro et le pillage de la cité -- Le djihâd et la reprise de la ville -- L'écho de la défaite en al-Andalus -- La réaction musulmane -- Ahmad b. Sulaymân al-Muqtadir bi-llâh -- Les conséquences de l'événement -- L'écho de la victoire -- L'attrait du monde andalou -- Rome et le royaume aragonais -- Les Français en Espagne -- Les premiers succès aragonais.
"Barbastro est à l'Espagne médiévale ce qu'est la bataille de Poitiers à l'histoire de France : un fait d'armes - une défaite non décisive de troupes musulmanes - qui, au fil des siècles, fut sublimé par un récit national en une date majeure des Croisades et de la Reconquête. Au printemps 1064, une armée de guerriers franchit les Pyrénées, animés, a-t-on dit, par le désir d'en découdre avec l'Autre, à savoir le musulman. Celui-ci a mérité d'être puni puisque, non seulement hérétique, il vient d'occire le souverain aragonais avec lequel plusieurs lignages nobiliaires d'outre-monts ont tissé des liens d'amitié. Les cavaliers fondent sur une petite cité musulmane de la vallée de l'Ebre appelée Barbastro, qu'ils enlèvent avant de la perdre à nouveau l'année suivante. Il ne s'agit plus d'entreprises individuelles et d'une portée limitée, mais d'une expédition de plusieurs milliers d'hommes venus du nord et rejoints par des guerriers normands d'Italie et des contingents catalans. Ces troupes se seraient mobilisées à l'appel du pape : pour nombre d'historiens c'est ici, au pied des Pyrénées, que serait née la "Croisade". Sans doute quelques puissants, sous l'influence d'abbés ou d'évêques, se sentent-ils porteurs (l'une mission chrétienne, mais quelques décennies plus tôt encore, des comtes s'étaient entendus avec des Arabes pour attaquer Compostelle, le haut-lieu de la chrétienté hispanique; quant aux habitants qui peuplent les campagnes ou les bourgades naissantes, ils n'ont qu'une maigre idée de l'Islam et des musulmans. C'est tout autant l'envie de combattre, de vaincre et de conquérir et le désir de s'emparer d'un butin qui animent les combattants. A la manière de Georges Duby dans Le Dimanche de Bouvines, les auteurs déploient toute la richesse de l'histoire événementielle, tant cette bataille sert (le révélateur des structures, des cultures et des sensibilités. Bien que peu éclairé par les sources, qu'elles soient arabes ou latines, l'épisode de Barbastro fut gravé dans les mentalités pour devenir, à la manière de Bouvines, "un lieu de mémoire"."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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303 p. ; 24 cm
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xviii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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524 pages ; 22 cm.
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191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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xii, 602 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Although Spain was never a formal ally of the United States during the American Revolution, its entry into the war definitively tipped the balance against Britain. Led by Bernardo de Galvez, supreme commander of the Spanish forces in North America, their military campaigns against British settlements on the Mississippi River-and later against Mobile and Pensacola-were crucial in preventing Britain from concentrating all its North American military and naval forces on the fight against George Washington's Continental army. In this first comprehensive biography of Galvez (1746-86), Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia assesses the commander's considerable historical impact and expands our understanding of Spain's contribution to the war. A man of both empire and the Enlightenment, as viceroy of New Spain (1785-86), Galvez was also pivotal in the design and implementation of Spanish colonial reforms, which included the reorganization of Spain's Northern Frontier that brought peace to the region for the duration of the Spanish presence in North America. Extensively researched through Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. archives, Quintero Saravia's portrait of Galvez reveals him as central to the histories of the Revolution and late eighteenth-century America and offers a reinterpretation of the international factors involved in the American War for Independence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469640792 20180604
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xviii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Index Tabula Gratulatoria Series Editors' Foreword Notes on contributors Introduction D. Gareth Walters A `Natural History' of Return: Landscape, Myth and Memory in the Late Work of Merce Rodoreda - Helena Buffery `La totalidad de la obra se representara en perfecto castellano': Censorship of Theatre in Catalonia after the Civil War - Michael Thompson Rodolf Sirera's El veri del teatre (The Audition): Creating Performance, Reality and Politics On Stage - John London `Antes eterna o negra que rota': !Ay, Carmela! and the Mythic Unity of Spain - Dominic Keown `... And the Great Bird of War Flew Past with Its Wings Outstretched': The Aesthetic Recreation of Trauma in Jordi Coca's Sota la pols (2001) - Jordi Cornella-Detrell Unmasking the Mask: Controversia del Toro y el Torero (Els Joglars, 2006) and the Craft of Theatremaking - Lourdes Orozco On Influence, Tradition and Other Anxieties: Some Dilemmas of the Contemporary Catalan Stage - Sharon G. Feldman La Cubana in the Twenty-first Century: The Popular and the Political - Maria M. Delgado.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786832016 20180604
This volume presents studies of some of the key artistic manifestations in Catalonia in recent times, a period of innovation and experimentation, and addresses issues concerning literature, film, theatre and performance art. From the creation of a new popular theatre in the work of the Valencian playwright Rodolf Sirera, or the conception of landscape, myth and memory in the late work of the novelist Merce Rodoreda and the urgency of memory and remembrance in the writings of Jordi Coca, the effects of censorship in Catalonia appear to have proved a spur and a challenge to writers. Desiring to occupy illegal spaces, performance groups have manifested both literally and metaphorically the international dimension of Catalan culture in the modern period, posed in the present volume by the instances of La Cubana and Els Joglars, and further evidenced in the cross-fertilization in the work of contemporary Catalan playwrights and filmmakers to foreground issues of national plurality and tensions arising between the periphery (Catalonia) and the centre (Spain and Castile).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786832016 20180604
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354 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations[-]Preface by Rosa Sanz Serrano[-]Acknowledgements[-]List of Abbreviations[-][-]Introduction[-][-]PART 1. BAETICA IN LATE ANTIQUITY[-]Chapter 1. Roman Baetica in History[-]Chapter 2. Cities and Landscapes in West Roman Baetica[-]Chapter 3. From Constantine the Great to the Arab Invasion[-][-]PART 2. EARLY CHRISTIAN TOPOGRAPHY[-]Chapter 4. The Ecclesiastical Organization of Baetica in Late Antiquity[-]Chapter 5. The Bishopric of Corduba (C�rdoba)[-]Chapter 6. The Bishopric of Egabrum (Cabra, C�rdoba Province)[-]Chapter 7. The Bishopric of Astigi (�cija, Sevilla Province)[-]Chapter 8. The Bishopric of Hispalis (Sevilla)[-]Chapter 9. The Bishopric of Italica (Santiponce, Sevilla Province)[-]Chapter 10. The Bishopric of Ilipla (Niebla, Huelva)[-][-]PART 3. CHRISTIANIZATION: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF ECCLESIASTICAL POWER[-]Chapter 11. The First Christian Buildings of Roman Western Baetica[-]Chapter 12. The City of God: The Making of Church Power[-][-]Bibliography[-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089649324 20180312
Late Antique Baetica, Christianization, Archaeology, Andalucia, Hispania Baetica.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089649324 20180312
Green Library
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279 pages ; 22 cm
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310 pages ; 22 cm.
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332 pages ; 24 cm.
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524 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
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1146 pages ; 24 cm
"Este libro, en su multiplicidad tematica y en su diversidad de perspectivas, trata de recoger el estado actual de la investigacion historica sobre el Franquismo (1936-1975). Pretende contribuir con ello a la revision actual de la perspectiva historica sobre esta etapa de la historia contemporanea de Esparia. Revision que tiene como objetivo historico y como finalidad "politica", romper al consentido silencio y el estratégico olvido con que se realizo la Transicion a la democracia (1975-1978). Si en aquella grave coyuntura, pudieron ser necesarios -silencio y olvido-, hoy es una mistificacion y se impone el deber de memoria. La dictadura es un mar -y un mal- de fondo que invade -contamina- todo el espesor vivencial de la realidad historica. Desgajar la significacion de la Esparia franquista, no consiste sôlo en calibrar la medida en que el Régimen ha dominado o no la realidad del pais, sino en revelar como todo cuanto ocurre en esta secuencia historica de cuarenta arios, constituye la definicion del franquismo en sus multiples contradicciones, desgarramientos y violencias. Quiere esto decir que en esa Esparia que vive -y muere- entre 1936 y 1975, lo que no es "franquista" forma también parte del franquismo."--Page 4 of cover.
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ix, 208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Disciplining History in Early Modern Spain [Cesc Esteve] 1. Patriotic Historiography: Annius of Viterbo in Antonio de Nebrija [Francisco Bautista] 2. Readers as Censors: Translations, Inhibitions and Manipulations of Some History Books in the Mid-Sixteenth Century [Baltasar Cuart] 3. Unbanning Habsburg Imperial History: The Antwerp Index (1571) and the Expurgatory Policies of the Hispanic Monarchy [Maria Jose Vega] 4. Early Modern Collaborative Scholarship and Censorship: Contextualizing the Expurgation of Jacques-Auguste de Thou's Historiae in the 1612 Spanish Inquisitorial Index [Fabien Montcher] 5. The Royal Chronicler - Historian or Counselor?: The Case of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas [Richard L. Kagan] 6. Censorship, Censure and Historical Thought in Early Modern Spain [Cesc Esteve] 7. Censure and Censorship, Rhetoric and Probabilism: History on the Threshold of the Enlightenment [Victoria Pineda].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472459121 20180618
The overall purpose of the studies collected together in this volume is to explain the shaping of Hispanic historiography in the Early Modern period by examining the continuities and discursive complicities between the writing, criticism, theory and censorship of history. This book sheds light on the so-far neglected circulation of ideas and practices between these four areas, and highlights the constitutive nature of a wide spectrum of forms of censorship from repression to criticism in shaping the interests, principles, methods and problems of Early Modern Hispanic historiography. Examining the various fronts that converge in this disciplining discourse of history helps expand and improve our understanding of the relations between historiography and civil and ecclesiastic literary censorship, and the implications of the ideological control of historical writing and theory. In many respects their hypotheses, results and conclusions can be extrapolated to Western historiography in the Early Modern period. This book will be of interest to historians of both historiography and Hispanic censorship in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and in general to scholars of historical, literary and political culture in the Early Modern age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472459121 20180618
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255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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89 pages : map ; 22 cm
The Spanish Civil War, a precursor to World War II, was a testing ground of not only political might between feuding factions in Europe but also military hardware-modern tanks and aircraft from Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy, for instance. The civil war, which began in 1936 and ended in 1939, witnessed more than 500,000 deaths. One volunteer was Francisco Perez Lopez, Spanish by birth but raised in France. He began as a recruit at the age of twenty and emerged a platoon leader in roadside skirmishes, firefights in villages and forests, and in the Battle of the Ebro, the last stand for the Republican cause. He became a prisoner, a medic, a favorite among nuns, and then an escapee-his feats for survival are nothing less than genius. Gary Soto's condensed yet artful and sensitive retelling is a gripping tale of human dignity and one man's unflagging commitment to justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781622881635 20180611
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xxiii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Work, Status and Society in Urban Catalonia in the Era of the Black Death Part I: Knightly and Burgher Families 2. Knights and Burgers: Contrasting Ways of Life in Manresa and the Manresan Hinterland 3. A Knightly Family of the Bages: The Talamancas, 1300-1450 4. A Manresan Burgher Family: The Sartas, 1300-60 5. The Sarta Family, 1360-1420 Part II: Occupations and Households in Manresa 6. A "Social Geography" of Manresa: Occupation, Wealth and Neighbourhood 7. Households: Rentiers and Merchants 8. Households: Artisans and Women 9. Wage Labourers, Laboratores and the Urban Poor 10. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138815346 20180122
Family, Work, and Household presents the social and occupational life of a late medieval Iberian town in rich, unprecedented detail. The book combines a diachronic study of two regionally prominent families-one knightly and one mercantile-with a detailed cross-sectional urban study of household and occupation. The town in question is the market town and administrative centre of Manresa in Catalonia, whose exceptional archives make such a study possible. For the diachronic studies, Fynn-Paul relied upon the fact that Manresan archives preserve scores of individual family notarial registers, and the cross-sectional study was made possible by the Liber Manifesti of 1408, a cadastral survey which details the property holdings of individual householders to an unusually thorough degree. In these pages, the economic and social strategies of many individuals, including both knights and burghers, come to light over the course of several generations. The Black Death and its aftermath play a prominent role in changing the outlook of many social actors. Other chapters detail the socioeconomic topography of the town, and examine occupational hierarchies, for such groups as rentiers, merchants, leatherworkers, cloth workers, women householders, and the poor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138815346 20180122
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745 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
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x, 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
On 20th November 1975, General Francisco Franco died in Madrid, just before his 83rd birthday. At the time of his death he had been the head of a dictatorial regime with the title of 'Caudillo' for almost 40 years. In this book, Enrique Moradiellos redraws Franco in three dimensions - Franco, the man; Franco, the Caudillo and Franco's Spain. In so doing, he offers a reappraisal of Franco's personality, his leadership style and the nature of the regime that he established and led until his death. As a dictator who established his power prior to World War II and maintained it well into the 1970s, Franco was one of the most central figures of twentieth-century European history. In Spain today, he is a spectre from a regrettable recent past, uncomfortable yet still very real and significant. Although a realtively minor dictator in comparison with Mussolini, Hitler or Stalin, Franco was more fortunate than them in terms of survival, long-lasting influence and public image. A study of his regime and its historical evolution sheds new light on fundamental questions of European history, including the social and cultural bases for totalitarian or authoritarian challenges to democracy and sources of political legitimacy grounded in the charisma of a leader. In this book, Enrique Moradiellos Garcia examines the dictatorship as well as the dictator and, in doing so, reveals new aspects to our understanding of General Franco, the Caudillo.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784539429 20180403
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