The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

Undoing the familiar notion of the Middle Ages as a period of religious persecution and intellectual stagnation, Mar a Menocal now brings us a portrait of a medieval culture where literature, science, and tolerance flourished for 500 years.The story begins as a young prince in exile the last heir to

The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain

The remains of General Francisco Franco lie in an immense mausoleum near Madrid, built with the blood and sweat of twenty thousand slave laborers His enemies, however, met less exalted fates Besides those killed on the battlefield, tens of thousands were officially executed between 1936 and 1945,

Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

From the acclaimed, best selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the S