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Three Anthologies by Anne J. Cruz

Recently, Anne Cruz has edited or co-edited three (!) different anthologies (one forthcoming), with impressive lists of contributors. Here they are: Continue reading


December Journal of Modern History Review

No articles for us in the December Journal of Modern History, but one review: Tamar Herzog reviews James Casey’s Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of Granada, 1570-1739.

December American Historical Review

No articles, but one review of interest to us. Jodi Bilinkoff reviews James Casey’s Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of Granada, 1580-1739. (Link requires subscription.)

Berco on Syphilis

New work from Cristian Berco in The Sciences of Homosexuality in Early Modern Europe, ed. Kenneth Borris and George S. Rousseau (London and New York: Routledge, 2008). Continue reading

3 Paperbacks from Cambridge UP

This fall CUP has brought out three of their Spanish history titles in paper back. They are:

Mia Rodríguez-Salgado’s The Changing Face of Empire: Charles V, Philip II and Habsburg Authority, 1551-1559.

James Casey’s The Kingdom of Valencia in the Seventeenth Century.

and J.A. Fernández-Santamaria’s The State, War and Peace: Spanish Political Thought in the Renaissance 1516-1559.

New Book: Beaumarchais in Seville

Just out from Yale University Press, Hugh Thomas’s Beaumarchais in Seville: An Intermezzo. All about the playright’s trip to Seville in the 1760’s and how it inspired The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro.

Renaissance Quarterly Winter 2008 Reviews

The Winter 2008 Renaissance Quarterly is out. No articles on Spain, but several reviews of interest.

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NY Times on Spanish Genetics

Here’s a fascinating, although brief, article in the Times about genetic tests done for Sephardic and “Moorish” ancestry. Quotations by Jonathan S. Ray and Jane S. Gerber.

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RSA 2009: Los Angeles

The program for the Renaissance Society of America’s 2009 conference, at UCLA and the Getty, is up on their site now. I won’t be able to attend, but I thought I would alert people to some promising panels.

In addition to panels focusing on Spanish literature, especially Cervantes, and a series of panels in honor of Robert M. Stevenson, there are three things of special interest to historians.

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