No new posts for a week – I’m off to Geneva for the SCSC.
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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The new Hispania Sacra is out, Vol 61, No. 123. Here are the articles (book reviews coming separately, soon):
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.”
Antonio J. Díaz Rodríguez, “Las casas del Deán don Juan de Córdoba: lujo y clientela en torno a un capitular del Renacimiento.”
Pablo Martín de Santa Olalla Saludes, “El obispo que estuvo a punto de ser procesado. Antonio Palenzuela y la «cárcel concordataria» de Zamora.”
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).
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Panel: “Confessional Influence on Political Analysis.”
Paper: Keith David Howard, “How Machiavellian were the Anti-Machiavellians? The Case of Pedro de Ribadeneyra.”
Panel: “Per Lettera: The Correspondence of Three Early Modern Nuns.”
Paper: Alison Weber, “Epistolary Discipline: Teresa of Avila’s Letters to María Bautista.”
From Cornell University Press: Debra Blumenthal, Enemies and Familiars: Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia.
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.