At the beginning of the 17th century, Baroque sculptor Juan de Mesa is completing the sculpture of the Jesús del Gran Poder. The personality of Juan is totally opposed to that of his famous teacher, Martínez Montañés, who observes with suspicion how his disciple has surpassed him. / En los albores ..
The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists, this book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. / Mi..
Acclaimed historian Philipp Blom reveals how the European landscape had suddenly changed by the mid-seventeenth century. A timely examination of how a society responds to profound and unexpected change, Nature’s Mutiny will transform the way we think about climate change in the twenty-first century...
Christopher Columbus returns to the peninsula in 1493, after having announced the discovery of new island near the Indias. The Spanish colonization of this new world was carried out quickly. This book tells about Columbus’ epic voyage into this new era. / En 1493 regresó a la Península la expedició..
The history of science hides secrets all over the place: scientists with promising careers that were cut short by failed experiments with fatal outcomes, vile murders, executions, poisonings, overdoses... This book is a true black chronicle, with a bit of humor. / La historia de la ciencia atesora ..
That was not in my History Book of the Middle Ages
This book moves away from the pejorative and stereotyped image that we have of the Middle Ages as a long period characterized by obscurantism and barbarism “to try to rescue and value the great contributions that feudal Europe bequeathed us, but which have not always been justly recognized. / Este ..
Did you know that Engels, one of the great philosophers of communism, left a great inheritance? Or that Spinoza's books were burned at the University of Oxford after the author died? And that Santa Teresa is considered the first feminist in history? This book presents curiosities and anecdotes. / ¿..
Did you know what happened at the premiere of La traviata, or that Bach died blind and that Stravinski suffered from severe hypochondria? This book gives another type of answers to the chiaroscuros of some great composers, and it makes understandable many of the questions about the so-called 'classi..
The first references of man as a navigator of the seas are found in Genesis. Through this book (That was not in my History of Navigation book) you will know how the first navigations were. You will be able to know the myths of the sea, seaworthy superstitions or the history of mythical ships. / La..
An entertaining, informative and rigorous text that rescues anecdotes and lesser-known episodes of the greatest empire in history. Did you know that a fly had a funeral worthy of an emperor? That the first escrache of history was staged by Roman women? All this, and much more, between its pages. / ..
Who is the best player of all time? Immortal mates, masterful strategies, legendary players, emblematic duels… An illustrated book with numerous examples of real games that is essential for novices as well as for amateur players around the world. / Mates inmortales, magistrales estrategias, jugador..
In this book you will discover why during almost two centuries Carlism was one of the most admired and most hated social movements in the history of Spain. This is one of the most original and entertaining approaches that to date have been made about this unknown movement of our history. / ¿Ha vist..