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Victus

Author : Albert Sanchez Pinol
ISBN : 9780062323989
Genre : Fiction
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A #1 international bestseller reminiscent of the works of Roberto Bolaño, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Edward Rutherford—a page-turning historical epic, set in early eighteenth-century Spain, about a military mastermind whose betrayal ultimately leads to the conquest of Barcelona, from the globally popular Catalonian writer Albert Sánchez Piñol. Why do the weak fight against the strong? At 98, Martí Zuviría ponders this question as he begins to tell the extraordinary tale of Catalonia and its annexation in 1714. No one knows the truth of the story better, for Martí was the very villain who betrayed the city he was commended to keep. The story of Catalonia and Barcelona is also Martí’s story. A prestigious military engineer in the early 1700s, he fought on both sides of the long War of the Spanish Succession between the Two Crowns—France and Spain—and aided an Allied enemy in resisting the consolidation of those two powers. Politically ambitious yet morally weak, Martí carefully navigates a sea of Machiavellian intrigue, eventually rising to a position of power that he will use for his own mercenary ends. A sweeping tale of heroism, treason, war, love, pride, and regret that culminates in the tragic fall of a legendary city, illustrated with battle diagrams, portraits of political figures, and priceless maps of the old city of Barcelona, Victus is a magnificent literary achievement that is sure to be hailed as an instant classic.

Viajes Y Viajeros En La Europa Medieval

Author : Joaquín M. Córdoba Zoilo
ISBN : 8400085493
Genre : Europe
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Vicarious Consumers

Author : Manuel Pérez-García
ISBN : 9781317002345
Genre : Business & Economics
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The birth of a mass consumer society in western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical approach, paying special attention to the socio-cultural and economic transfers which occur when different commodities are introduced to territories with diverse values and identities. In particular, it examines the role of merchants and their important influence on consumer decisions, describing how they created demand for new necessities in local, national and international markets of the western Mediterranean area. Through a systematic analysis of probate inventories from southern Spain, the study reveals shifts in the patterns of consumption of new goods in urban and rural families, underlining a growing interest in new, exotic and foreign goods. By connecting these local desires, aspirations and choices to a global movement in which human and material capital circulated trans-continentally, broader patterns of consumption are revealed. By observing a southern European society, such as Spain, where the industrialization process was slower than that in Anglo-Saxon territories, the book contributes to the on-going debates about 'industrious revolution' and 'trickle-down' theories and whether both occurred simultaneously or separately. The book also helps identify the socio-economic forces and agents that prompted the stimulus for new consumer aspirations, as well as the cultural consequences that the new modern consumerism brought about.

Isabella Of Castile

Author : Giles Tremlett
ISBN : 9781632865229
Genre : History
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A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open the New World. In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal), a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne. At a time when successful queens regnant were few and far between, Isabella faced not only the considerable challenge of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom riddled with crime, debt, corruption, and religious factionism. Her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon united two kingdoms, a royal partnership in which Isabella more than held her own. Their pivotal reign was long and transformative, uniting Spain and setting the stage for its golden era of global dominance. Acclaimed historian Giles Tremlett chronicles the life of Isabella of Castile as she led her country out of the murky Middle Ages and harnessed the newest ideas and tools of the early Renaissance to turn her ill-disciplined, quarrelsome nation into a sharper, truly modern state with a powerful, clear-minded, and ambitious monarch at its center. With authority and insight he relates the story of this legendary, if controversial, first initiate in a small club of great European queens that includes Elizabeth I of England, Russia's Catherine the Great, and Britain's Queen Victoria.

Wicked Spanish

Author : Howard Tomb
ISBN : 0894808613
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A pocket-sized phrasebook enables travelers to not only survive but thrive in Latin America, with tips on haggling, how to avoid dysentery, and speaking with authority about cockfighting and Zapotec basketball

European Intruders And Changes In Behaviour And Customs In Africa America And Asia Before 1800

Author : Evelyn S. Rawski
ISBN : 9781351938532
Genre : History
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European intrusions had many impacts on invaded peoples, but less attention has often been paid to changes brought about by the encounter in everyday life and behaviour, both for the Europeans and the other cultures. What changed in diet, dress, agriculture, warfare and use of domesticated animals, for example ? To what degree were attitudes, and thus behaviours affected ? How did changes in the use of types of firearm reorder power structures, indeed lead to the rise and fall of competing local states ? Even the design and planning of houses and cities were affected. This volume looks at such changes in the early centuries of European expansion.

En Carne Propia Flesh Wounds

Author : Jorge Argueta
ISBN : 1558858385
Genre : Poetry
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This extraordinary bilingual poetry collection evokes the horrors of war and the loneliness of exile, while confirming the resiliency of the human spirit.

Historical Companion To Postcolonial Literatures Continental Europe And Its Empires

Author : Prem Poddar
ISBN : 9780748630271
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Regional Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo D'haen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip Rothwell. Your complete reference to the postcolonial literatures of Continental European Empires. Written by expert scholars in the fields of postcolonial studies, the entries cover major events, ideas, movements and figures in postcolonial histories. The entries range from the first European overseas the first explorations, settlements and colonies right up to decolonisation. They highlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political and literary formations of contemporary postcolonial societies and nations.By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the companion unlocks contemporary debates about race, colonialism & neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language.

School Of The Sun

Author : Ana María Matute
ISBN : 0231069170
Genre : Fiction
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A Spanish writer's approach by the intimist route to the still unassuaged griefs of the Civil War...What happens is that the protected bourgeois world in which it is possible to go on with the pretext of childishness at fourteen is split open by the realities of war, or, rather, the realities of which the war is the expression.

Memoria De El Colegio Nacional

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ISBN : MINN:31951002214173Q
Genre : Humanities
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