Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook, The Plague Files: Crisis Management in Sixteenth-Century Seville (2009), and
This information comes courtesy of Alisa Plant, Acqusitions Editor for European and Atlantic World History at LSU Press, who is actively acquiring manuscripts about early modern Spain. For more information and to see some recent titles, please visit: http://www.lsu.edu/lsupress/acquisitions_aplant.html.
I didn’t realize this until I started reading it, but James H. Sweet’s article in the April 2009 American Historical Review is of interest to us. “Mistaken Identities? Olaudah Equiano, Domingos Álvares, and the Methodological Challenges of Studying the African Diaspora” examines the shifting self-identifications of Domingos Álvares, an African enslaved in Brazil and then exiled to rural Portugal by the Inquisition, to shed light on Equiano and the contextual, self-assertive identities of Africans in the Atlantic World in general. (Link requires AHA membership.)
No articles in the Summer 09 RQ (although Pamela H. Smith does mention Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Marcy Norton, and others in her review essay, “Science on the Move: Recent Trends in the History of Early Modern Science”). But several reviews:
Jonathan Porter has an article in the Spring/Summer 2009 History and Memory, entitled, “‘The Past Is Present’: The Construction of Macau’s Historical Legacy.” (Link requires Project Muse.)
In the April 2009 American Historical Review, Kendall W. Brown reviews Gabriel Paquette’s Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and Its Empire, 1759–1808 (Palgrave, 2008). (AHR link requires registration.)
Cambridge UP has released, in hardback and paper, A. R. Disney’s A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire: From Beginnings to 1807, Vol. 1. There is a second volume, also available, on modern Portugal.
History and Theory’s new February issue has an essay by Mark Thurner entitled, “The Founding Abyss of Colonial History, or ‘The Origin and Princple of the Name of Peru,'” where he examines, in part, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
While all the essays from In the Light of Medieval Spain: Islam, the West, and the Relevance of the Past, ed. Simon R. Doubleday and David Coleman (Palgrave, 2008), look interesting, there are two essays of particular relevance to early modern historians:
Mary Elizabeth Perry’s “Memory and Mutilation: The Case of the Moriscos” examines the historical memories that the Moriscos forged for themselves in the context of political and religious oppression.
David Coleman’s “The Persistance of the Past in the Albaicín: Granada’s New Mosque and the Question of Historical Relevance” examines the relationship between current debates about ethnicity and religion in Granada and the medieval legacy of Granada’s religiously plural past.
Colin Thubron reviews Roger Crowley’s Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (Random House), in the New York Review of Books, April 9, 2009. (Link requires subscription for full article.)
Four new books have recently come out:
Lisa A. Banner, The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598-1621 (Ashgate, 2009).