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The Incredible Adventures of Don Miguel of Castile and vizier of Jerusalem in Spain | Невероятные приключения дона Мигеля Кастильского и визиря Иерусалимского в Испании By Michael Spivak
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Михаил Спивак | Michael Spivak ... [The Incredible Adventures of Don Miguel of Castile and Vizier of Jerusalem in Spain] ...... More > The 11th century. The Castile and Leon kings Sancho Strong and Alfonso Brave do not agree with the will of their late father Fernando I, divided his possessions among his sons. Each of the brothers seeks to overthrow the another. In these events are involved two visitors from the 21st century, who arrived through the corridors of time and introduced themselves as Vizier of Jerusalem and Don Miguel of Castile. People by mistake take them as sorcerers that threaten many troubles.< Less
Misconception By Victoria Hughes
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Her sense of reality created during a childhood spent in feminist communes, Clytemnestra visits the Spanish village where she was conceived. Its inhabitants do not read books and have not even heard... More > of feminism. A woman can be called Immaculate Conception and know both her progenitors... and not find either fact strange. Her excitement over this new world is tinged with the pathos of a lifelong search for her father. She knows him through her mother's turgid PhD thesis. She knows him through her mother's romantic novel. But what will it be like to meet him in person?< Less
Aldea - Voice of a Village By victoria hughes
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A set of stories that combine to give voice to a village in Spain during the early nineteen eighties
Women of the Crusades By Jolene Mendel
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Women of the Crusades takes a closer look at fascinating women of the Middle Ages and explores how they affected the outcomes of the various Crusades and how the Crusades impacted their lives.
Women of the Crusades By Jolene Mendel
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Women of the Crusades takes a closer look at fascinating women of the Middle Ages and explores how they affected the outcomes of the various Crusades and how the Crusades impacted their lives.
Longshanks By Forrest Sherwood
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Robert Hood seemed destined to a life of hard labor. A stroke of genius brought him into the role of an addle-brained simpleton. Now, he would never have to work again. Then a passing nobleman... More > offered to take the fool off the family's hands and the father would have said "No" except the young nobleman was none other than the Lord Edward "Longshanks", heir to the throne of England. Robert finds himself bound for the southern land of Castile, where the Prince intends to make the fool a gift to the King there on the occasion of his wedding. Unfortunately, his ruse is discovered by Edward and he fast-talked to prevent being gutted on the spot. He convinced the Prince that he might be of some use to him. Events take another twist when the King of Castile sees through Robert's disguise and sends him back to England as his own spy. By this point, the only thing Robert wanted was the "miracle cure" and return to normal life. But with such a close connection to the heir, can life ever actually be normal again?< Less
The Poem Scachs d’amor (1475). First Text of Modern Chess. By Govert Westerveld
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The Obres e Trobes (the first book printed in Spain in 1474 in Valencia) is an art competition held on March 25 of that year. There are many poets who have poems and couplets in this art... More > competition, and we find three poets among them, writers of scachs d’amor: Francesc Castellví, Bernard Fenollar and Narcis de Vinyoles. The Obres e Trobes is considered to be the first literary work printed in Spain of which the only known copy in the world is preserved in the University Library of Valencia. It consists of 60 leaves without foliation and signature and is written in Roman letters on paper with hand and star watermark. The three poets, as we see, already knew each other. Seeing the relationship they had with King Ferdinand and knowing his passion for the game of chess, there may be another thing they thought about around 1475. It was time to change the figure of the queen and bishop on the chessboard and inform the King by means of their poem in the form of a manuscript.< Less
The Adventures of Mio Cid in the Statue of the Good Count By Mirbind
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The Adventures of Mio Cid is a very colourful comic which takes the reader to the medieval Castile of the 11th century. The main character is El Cid together with his loyal steed Babieca, his... More > nephew Alvar Fañez, King Sancho II, Count Ansurez and Bellido Dolfos. To the reader: The Adventures of Mio Cid is a work of fantasy with some historical and legendary elements and a lot of imagination. To all those who considre themselves as "scholars": It's true, being a fiction work, the events, settings and characters in The Adventures of Mio Cid are in many occassions out of their historical and temporal context. In other words, it is not speaking strictly .... To teachers: the author advises against the use of this comic as a history book, but .... As soon as you start reading the book, you'll be taken to the legendary medieval Castile. Enjoy your journey. Official website: http://www.miocid.es Author's email address: comic@miocid.es Translation: Arancha Cosido (arantrad@gmail.com)< Less
The Vale of Cedars, or The Martyr By Grace Aguilar
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The Vale of Cedars, or The Martyr by the British Sephardic author Grace Aguilar is a historical novel set in Mediaeval Spain. The main character, the crypto-Jewish Donna Marie Henriquez, falls in... More > love with the Englishman Arthur Stanley, but must marry Don Ferdinand Morales -- the man within her faith her family had promised her to. Later, Don Ferdinand is found killed, and Arthur Stanley is brought before the court as the main suspect. The story takes a complicated turn when Donna Marie is arrested by the Spanish Inquisition and suspicion arises that Arthur Stanley was framed....< Less
The White Company By Arthur Conan Doyle
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The White Company is a historical adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the Hundred Years' War. The story is set in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background... More > of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile to the throne of the Kingdom of Castile. The climax of the book occurs before the Battle of Nájera. Doyle became inspired to write the novel after attending a lecture on the Middle Ages in 1889. After extensive research, The White Company was published in serialized form in 1891 in Cornhill Magazine.< Less