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Literary Aademies in 17th-century Granada

In The Reach of the Republic of Letters: Literary and Learned Societies in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Arjan van Dixhoorn and Susie Speakman Sutch (Brill, 2008), Francisco J. Álvarez, Ignacio García Aguilar, and Inmaculada Osuna present “Seventeenth-Century Academies in the City of Granada: A Comparatist Approach.” Mostly descriptive – who attended, what types of poetry they produced, etc. – but still interesting.


RQ Spring 09: Book Reviews

There are 4 book reviews for us in the Spring 2009 Renaissance Quarterly.

William D. Phillips, Jr. reviews David S. H. Abulafia, The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus.

David A. Boruchoff reviews Antonio Pigafetta, The First Voyage Around the World 1519-1522: An Account of Magellan’s Expedition, ed. Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.

Noble David Cook reviews Alejandra B. Osorio, Inventing Lima: Baroque Modernity in Peru’s South Sea Metropolis.

Lastly, Luis Corteguera reviews Queen Isabel I of Castile: Power, Patronage, Persona, edited by Barbara F. Weissberger.

RQ Spring 09: Historiography of Spain & America

The latest Renaissance Quarterly features an article that combines three papers given at the Renaissance Society’s 2008 Chicago meeting: “Spain and Spanish America in the Early Modern Atlantic World: Current Trends in Scholarship,” by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Carla Rahn Phillips, and Lisa Voigt. Continue reading

Broader Military Histories

Here are two very different books, one new and one newly in paperback, which deal with Spanish military history. Continue reading

Captives in the Iberian and English Atlantic

Here’s a book from fall 2008 that I missed: Continue reading

Historiography of the Spanish State

This essay by Jim Amelang has been out for a little while, but I’ve just come across it. Continue reading

New Books Feb 2009

There are two brand new books out, and one newly published in paperback. Continue reading