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The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience
For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another.
Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion
Victus: The Fall of Barcelona
A sweeping historical novel set in the early 1700s in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. Pinol's main character is Marti Zuviria, a treacherous, young military engineer who holds the fate of the War of Spanish Succession in his hands. Dark, witty and profound, the novel culminates in a great betrayal and the fall of Barcelona and Catalonia.
Catalonia: A Cultural History
Michael Eaude traces the checkered history and unique monuments of Catalonia through the ages
Two Wheels over Catalonia, cycling the back roads of North-Eastern Spain
Offering humorous and historical anecdotes along the way, Guise's journey offers readers an informative and light hearted read as he navigates his way through Catalonia
Homage to Catalonia
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets
Eyewitness Guide Barcelona & Catalonia
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this superbly illustrated guide features color photography, dozens of local maps and detailed information on the region's attractions
A nice overview of Dali's life and important works, this Phaidon art book explains how Dali infused his work with the surreal. Includes plenty of color photographs.
Food and Wines of Spain
A classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and the culinary history of Spain
The New Spaniards
John Hooper's fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the 21st century
Ghosts of Spain
Tremlett, Madrid correspondant for The Guardian newspaper, takes us on a fascinating journey around Spain and through Spanish history.
The Shadow of the Wind
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. ...
A must see documentary on the divisions in Catalan Politics and the independence movement
Dali: Wines of Gala
No vin ordinaire, this book combines the great Salvador and the world’s greatest wines to produce a refreshing blend of art, fun, and information.
Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret
An introduction and a guide to the food, wine, and customs of Catalonia featuring recipes and cooking techniques
The Time of the Doves
Powerfully written novel set during the Spanish Civil War and beyond.
This is a rare and moving portrait of a woman confronting and surviving a convulsive period in Spanish history
Cathedral of the Sea
Set in fourteenth-century Barcelona, Cathedral of the Sea is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war.