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The Alhambra

SPN226
Robert Irwin
Harvard University Press
2004
213
0674060333
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
$17.50

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

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
$15.95

Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

SPN15
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465438351
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps, essays on the culture, history and geography of Andalusia, along with a practical block-by-block guide to Seville.
$23.00

Andalucia Map 578

SPN107
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2061007651
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travelers' map of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol at a scale of 1:400,000 with city plans of Seville, Malaga and Granada.
$11.95

Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville & Cordoba

SPN14
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2011
208
1860113893
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Cadogan's expert authors focus on the three great cities of al-Andalus, covering the history, culture and arts of the region along with the best places to eat and stay, suggested excursions and other travel information.
$17.95

Culture Smart! Spain

SPN342
Marian Meaney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

Dancing in the Fountain, How to Enjoy Living Abroad

TVL602
Karen McCann
Aa Balkema
2012
232
0985028300
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with wacky and fun anecdotes from her move from Cleveland, Ohio to Seville, Spain, Karen McCann's narrative guide makes living abroad seem well within reach.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook

SPN182
Izaskun Arretxe
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214421
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Rick Steves' Snapshot Sevilla, Granada & Southern Spain

SPN549
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
350
1631212133
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A slim guide to Sevilla, Granada and Southern Spain, with Steves' expert-selected hotels, travel advice, major sites and places to relax.
$14.99

Secret Granada

SPN605
Cesar Requesens
National Book Network
2016
256
2361950251
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Leading travelers away from crowds, the Secret Guide series favors the underground, the funky, the unusual and the highly memorable. In this Granada edition, the editors recommend cabala symbolism on the Alhambra, a secret library, a water chess championship and many other fun curiosities.
$21.95

Wallpaper City Guide Seville

SPN562
Jeremy Case
Phaidon Press
2013
102
0714866083
PAPER
Guidebook
6/10/2013
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain

SPN344
Paul Richardson
Scribner
2009
288
0743284933
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A resident of Spain for the last 15 years, Richardson searches out the diversity and delight of Spain and its food in this engaging account of travels in search of a meal.
$18.99

Moorish, Flavors from Mecca to Marrakech

MDE213
Greg Malouf, Lucy Malouf
Independent Publishers Group
2014
224
1742706959
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A celebration of the spices and flavors of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and the Mediterranean, this collection of recipes includes dishes such as mango tart filled with orange blossom water and Atlantic salmon grilled with sumac. Features full-color photographs.
$29.95

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Ghosts of Spain

SPN323
Giles Tremlett
Bloomsbury USA
2007
396
0802716741
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
$20.00

Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God

SPN570
Steven Nightingale
Counterpoint
2016
320
1619027011
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Nightingale illuminates the long obscured medieval zenith of Granada, considered an intellectual hotbed until it was sacked by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. Granada’s cultural accomplishments include the first modern translations of Greek philosophy and the introduction of algebra.
$17.95

Moorish Spain

SPN110
Richard Fletcher
University of California Press
2006
189
0520248406
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book on the history and culture of Islam in Spain is detailed but readable.
$34.95

Spain, The Centre of the World 1519-1682

SPN611
Robert Goodwin
Macmillan
2016
608
140886228X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
While it chronicles Spain's economic boom in the Age of Exploration, this history also pays needed attention to how Spain's rise led to a flourishing in art and literature as well as new ideas about international law, banking and social theory.
$20.00

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

The Moor's Last Stand, How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

SPN626
Elizabeth Drayson
Interlink Publishing Group
2017
232
1566560047
PAPER
History
6/30/2017
0
0
0
0
Based on original research, this fascinating history tells the story of Boabdil, the last Muslim king of Granada. Betrayed by his family, Boabdil was defeated by Ferdinand and Isabell of Spain in 1492. Their victory marked the end of Muslim Europe, though Boabdil continues to be a potent symbol of resistance.
$20.00

The New Spaniards

SPN08
John Hooper
Penguin Putnam
2007
458
0141016094
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look at the everyday life of Spaniards.
$18.00

The Story of the Moors in Spain

SPN12
Stanley Lane-Poole
Black Classic Press
2010
285
0933121199
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866.
$18.95

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
$18.00

Spanish Recognitions, The Roads to the Present

SPN205
Mary Lee Settle
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
358
0393327175
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A magical, meditative account of Spanish history, art, archaeology and travels by the noted writer. Settle (Turkish Reflections) conjures Cervantes, El Cid, the Moors, Visgoths, Romans, Lorca and Balboa as she writes of a road trip from Castile in central Spain to the southern coast.
$22.95

The Tomb in Seville

SPN582
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2014
192
1780600089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A harrowing, yet heartwarming travelogue by the journalist-author. Commissioned by his father-in-law to find a family tomb in the Seville cathedral, Norman Lewis journeys into Spain, unawares that a civil war will soon begin.
$32.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

SPN19
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
471
0684803356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel about the Spanish Civil War is a love story set during the four-day fight of anti-fascist units in the mountains.
$18.00

Miracle in Seville, a Novel

SPN593
James Michener
Dial Press
2015
128
0812986814
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A dazzling short novel by Pulitzer-Prize winner Michener set in Seville, Spain. A skeptical American journalist visits a Spanish rancher who is trying to revive his once-proud line of bulls. Convinced that it will take a miracle, the rancher inspires the journalist with herculean acts of faith and devotion.
$14.00

Platero and I

SPN214
Juan Ramon Jimenez, Eloise Roach (Translator)
University of Texas Press
1983
218
0292764790
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This lyric portrait of life -- and the little donkey, Platero -- in a remote Andalusian village is the masterpiece of Juan Ramon Jimenez, the Spanish poet awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature.
$22.95

The Arabian Nights

ARB10
Husain Haddawy
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
518
0393331660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Husain Haddawy grew up hearing his grandmother's friends re-tell these tales on winter nights in Baghdad. A wonderful introduction to Islamic Andalucia, the tales, translated from the oldest remaining Arabic version, bring to life the culture and society of the Islamic world at its height.
$17.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

SPN574
Ernest Garcia, Eduardo De Juana
Bloomsbury USA
2015
688
1408124807
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive book on the birds of Iberia covers the status and distribution of each species in the region and also includes photos and introductory chapters on climate, habitats and the history of Iberian ornithology.
$86.00

For Kids

Shadow of a Bull

SPN160
Maia Wojciechowska
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
151
1416933956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this compelling award-winning, young-adult novel, everyone expects Manolo to become a bullfighter like his father. Not surprisingly, it features vivid descriptions of bullfights.
$6.99

If You Were There in 1492, Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

SPN164
Barbara Brenner
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689822413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "you-were-there" history of medieval Spain, written for middle-schoolers and fun for the family. This clever illustrated history gives the facts of life in the cities and countryside from a child's point of view.
$8.99

The Story of Ferdinand

SPN212
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Puffin
1936
72
0140502343
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This beloved story of a bull who loved to smell flowers has lost none of its enchantment over the decades. Simple pen-and-ink drawings beautifully evoke the wildlife, landscapes and people of Spain.
$7.99

More Books

Lonely Planet Andalucia

SPN157
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
384
1743213875
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style.
$24.99

Alhambra

SPN395
Michael Jacobs, Francisco Fernandez (Photographer)
Frances Lincoln
2009
192
0711225184
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A magnificent full color tribute to the palace complex with text by Michael Jacobs, a frequent writer on things Spanish, featuring hundreds of illuminating color photographs. Highly recommended.
$29.95

Spain, A Culinary Road Trip

SPN417
Mario Batali
Ecco Press
2008
383
0061560936
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This companion to the PBS series chronicles the Spanish culinary travels of celebrity chef Mario Batali and friends Gwyneth Paltrow, Claudia Bassols and Mark Bittman.
$34.99

Cycle Touring in Spain

SPN440
Harry Dowdell
Cicerone
2006
1852843810
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide in the British series features eight 7-14 day cycle routes from north to south.
$22.95

South From Granada

SPN447
Gerald Brenan
Gardners Books
2008
336
0141189320
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterful interpreter of the culture and politics of Spain, Brenan writes beautifully of his time in Yegen, a small town in Andalucia's Sierra Nevada, in the years leading up to the Spanish Civil War in this beloved classic, originally published in 1957.
$19.95

Just Ride, A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

BCY22
Grant Petersen
Workman Publishing Company
2012
212
0761155589
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Bicycle commuter, reformed racer and proprietor of Rivendell Bicycle Works in Walnut Creek California, Grant Petersen covers equipment, health, safety and attitude in 87 short and illustrated, often provocative essays.
$13.95

The Walker's Anthology

WLK13
Deborah Manley
Trailblazer
2013
160
1905864523
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
Writers from around the world reflect on the transformative nature of a good stroll in these inspiring quotations and excerpts from literary figures including W.H. Auden, Agatha Christie, Captain James Cook, Charles Dickens, Paul Theroux, Henry David Thoreau, Colin Thubron and Mark Twain.
$14.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Andalucia & Costa Del Sol

SPN541
Jeffrey Kennedy
DK Publishing
2017
160
1465457364
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

World Without End, Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire

SPN590
Hugh Thomas
Random House
2015
464
0812998111
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This final installment in Hugh Thomas’s three-volume narrative history of the Spanish Empire focuses on King Philip II whose 42-year reign (in New Spain and around the world) changed global politics forever. An expansive, but highly readable work.
$35.00

Tasting Spain, A Culinary Tour

SPN625
H. M. Van Den Brink
University of Chicago Press
2017
128
1909961213
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Part travel memoir and part cookbook, this journey through the culinary delights of Spain will have readers packing silverware and rushing for the door. Van Den Brink's personal recollections about everyday life in Spain evoke busy markets, window-shopping and many scenes that will surely stir readers' appetites.
$17.95

Worth Looking For

Bracebridge Hall, Tales of a Traveller, the Alhambra

SPN45
Washington Irving
Library of America
1991
1104
0940450593
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
1
This collection of Irving's writing, published by the Library of America, is the only book in print that contains "The Alhambra," his romantic account of travels in Southern Spain.
$40.00

A Season in Granada, Uncollected Poems & Prose

SPN117
Federico Garcia Lorca, Christopher Maurer (Translator)
Consortium
1998
128
0856462993
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
A selection of poems and prose in celebration of Granada, where Frederico Garcia Lorca was raised, studied and spent much of his short life.
$16.95