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No new posts for a week – I’m off to Geneva for the SCSC.

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Slack on Asians in New Spain

The March 2009 Journal of World History features an article by Edward R. Slack, Jr., entitled “The Chinos in New Spain: A Corrective Lens for a Distorted Vision.”

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Hispania Sacra no. 123: Articles

The new Hispania Sacra is out, Vol 61, No. 123. Here are the articles (book reviews coming separately, soon):

Ana Suárez González, “Un Libellus Sancti Thome Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi (Archivo de la Catedral de Tuy, Códice 1, ff. XIXv-XXVIIr).”

Guadalupe Pérez Ortiz and Agustín Vivas Moreno, “Series documentales para el estudio de la economía conventual. El ejemplo de la documentación sobre conventos en el Archivo Diocesano de Mérida-Badajoz.”

Ángela Atienza López, “Nuevas consideraciones sobre la geografía y la presencia conventual en la España moderna. Otras facetas más allá de la concentración urbana.”

Antonio J. Díaz Rodríguez, “Las casas del Deán don Juan de Córdoba: lujo y clientela en torno a un capitular del Renacimiento.”

María Antonia Bel Bravo, “Matrimonio versus ‘estatutos de limpieza de sangre’ en la España Moderna.”

María Tausiet, “La batalla del bien y el mal: ‘Patrocinio de ángeles y combate de demonios.'”

Emilio Callado Estela, “Una santa, dos maestros y una estafa. Sombras en torno a la canonización de Rosa de Lima en 1671.”

Carlos López Pego, “El inusitado y extraño fenómeno vocacional de los estudiantes de la universidad de Alcalá hacia la Compañía de Jesús (1545-1634).”

Inmaculada Fernández Arrillaga and Mar García Arenas, “Dos caras de una misma expulsión: el destierro de los jesuitas portugueses y la reclusión de los misioneros alemanes.”

Niccolò Guasti, “Rasgos del exilio italiano de los jesuitas españoles.”

Antonio Astorgano Abajo, “Perfil biográfico del canonista Juan Josef Alfranca y Castellote (1754-1817), rector del colegio de Bolonia.”

Pablo Martín de Santa Olalla Saludes, “El obispo que estuvo a punto de ser procesado. Antonio Palenzuela y la «cárcel concordataria» de Zamora.”

SCJ 40th Anniversary

The Spring 2009 Sixteenth Century Journal is out, celebrating the SCJ’s 40th anniversary with reviews of some of the most important books of the last 40 years, and thought pieces on what is to come. It’s a great idea, and there are a few that deal explicitly on Spain:

De Lamar Jensen reviews Garrett Mattingly, The Armada (1959).

Carla Rahn Phillips reviews Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, 2 vols., trans. Siân Reynolds (1972).

James D. Tracy reviews Fiscal Crises, Liberty, and Representative Government, 1450-1789, ed. Philip T. Hoffman and Kathryn Norberg (1994).

In the “Looking Forward” section, James B. Tueller, “Mulling over Magellan: A Future-spective about Spain in the Pacific.”

and Linda K. Williams, “Local and Global: Expanding Vision in the Study of Sixteenth-Century Latin American Arts.

Spanish History at the SCSC 09, Geneva

At this year’s Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, there are a number of papers that tackle Spanish history, although no panels dedicated solely to this purpose.

Thursday, May 28, 8:30 am:

Panel: “Exploring the Print Culture of Europe: New Frontiers of Research.”

Paper: Alexander Wilkinson, “Mapping the Print World of Early Modern Iberia: The UCD Book Project.”

At 3:30:

Panel: “Constructing Gender in Early Modern Europe.”

Paper: Grace Coolidge, “Masculinity and the Noble Mistress in Early Modern Spain.”

Also at 3:30:

Panel: “The Influence of Genre in Accounts of the Supernatural.”

Paper: Andrew Keitt, “The Natural Language of the Supernatural: Emblems and Mystical Theology in Seventeenth-Century Spain.”

Friday, May 29, 8:15 am:

Panel: “Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe.”

Paper: Thomas Weller, “Transfer of Goods or Transfer of Ideas? Protestant Merchants in Early Modern Spain.”

At 1:00:

Panel: “Nova Reperta II: Invention, Imagination, and Discernment in the Early Modern World.”

Paper: Christine Göttler, “Antwerp’s Nova Reperta: The Jesuits, Peter Paul Reubens, and the Portuguese Alchemist Manuel Ximenes.”

Also at 1:00:

Panel: “The Uses and Misuses of Dowry.”

Paper: Allyson M. Poska, “‘More Than the Decency of Her Person’: Dowry and New Immigrants to the Rio de la Plata.”

Saturday, May 30, 8:30 am:

Panel: “Representations of Local and Global Space in the Early Modern World.”

Paper: Elizabeth Pettinaroli, “Local and Global Visions in Early Modern New Spain.”

Also at 8:30:

Panel: “Health and Home: Vernacular Books for the Household in Early Modern England, Italy, and Spain.”

Paper: Monserrat Cabré, “A Textual Archaeology of Beauty in the Spanish Early Modern Household.”

At 10:30:

Panel: “Confessional Influence on Political Analysis.”

Paper: Keith David Howard, “How Machiavellian were the Anti-Machiavellians? The Case of Pedro de Ribadeneyra.”

At 1:30:

Panel: “Per Lettera: The Correspondence of Three Early Modern Nuns.”

Paper: Alison Weber, “Epistolary Discipline: Teresa of Avila’s Letters to María Bautista.”

New Book: Blumenthal on Slavery

From Cornell University Press: Debra Blumenthal, Enemies and Familiars: Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia.

New Offerings from Princeton University Press

One new, one newly in paperback:

Daniel H. Nexon, The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (2009) examines the Schmalkaldic War, the Dutch Revolt, and the Thirty Years’ War.

Jeremy Adelman, Sovereignty and Revolution in in the Iberian Atlantic (2006) is now in paperback.