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New Book: Hart & Samson, “Philip IV & the World of Spain’s Rey Planeta”

New collection edited by Stephen M Hart and Alexander W Samson, Philip IV and the World of Spain’s Rey Planeta (Boydell & Brewer, 2023).

An Historiographical Introduction to the World of Philip IV – Alexander Samson


PART I: BEHIND THE SCENES
‘Perceptions of Kingship: Governing with and without a valido’ – Alistair Malcolm

‘Spain’s Seventeenth-Century Crisis Seen from the Perspective of the New World’ – Guillermo Mira Delli-Zotti

‘Naples versus the Neapolitans: The Political Role of the Viceroy during the Crisis of the Viceregal System (1637-1647)’ – Marina Perruca Gracia

‘St Rose of Lima as Exemplar of the Political Health of Philip IV’s Kingdoms (1630s-1660s)’ – Stephen M. Hart

Two ‘Prophets’ and One Confessor: Philip IV’s Spiritual Stage in 1643-1644 – Gianfranco Armando and Alberto Pérez Camarma
‘Smugglers, Thieves and Fraudsters: Francisco de León and the Seville Revolt of 1652’ – Fred Carnegy-Arbuthnott

PART II: ON THE WORLD STAGE
‘Staging the Planet King: Apotheosis and Glory’ – Julio Vélez Sainz

‘Do You Paint, or Give Life? The Power of Diego Velázquez’s Lifelike Portraits of Philip IV’ – R.T.C. Goodwin

‘Heroic Virtue: The Cardinal Infante Don Ferdinand of Austria, in Hunting Dress, Prince of the Celestial Habsburg Army’ – Isabel-María Lloret-Sos

‘The Portrayal of Mariana of Austria as Archduchess and Spanish Queen’ – Mercedes Llorente

‘The King, the Palace and the Cabinet: Knowledge on Display’ – Virginia Ghelarducci

‘Between the Picaresque and the Picturesque: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) Visualising Spain in an Age of Decline?’ – Alexander Samson

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