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On Vacation

EM Spanish History Notes is taking a month-long break. No new posts until late August.

Also,  I’ll be offline for days at a time, so I won’t be able to return emails or approve comments in a timely manner.

See you then!


Reviews Outside Academia

In the July 23 London Review of Books, David Nirenberg reviews Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other within the Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity,

and Cathy Gere reviews Merry Wiesner-Hanks, The Marvellous Hairy Girls: The Gonzalez Sisters and their Worlds.

In the August 13 New York Review of Books, J. H. Elliott reviews two books: The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, by Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale, and also Stuart B. Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World.

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Mad for God translated

Sara T. Nalle, Mad for God: Bartolomé Sánchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete  is now available in Spanish as Loco por Dios: Bartolomé Sánchez, el mesías secreto de Cardenete, trans. José Luis Gil Aristu (Madrid: La Torre Literaria, 2009).

Review: Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 09

In the Summer 2009 Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Liam Matthew Brockey reviews Stuart Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious Toleration and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World.

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Review: Journal of Social History, Summer 2009

In the Journal of Social History, Summer 2009, Tobias Hecht reviews Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America, ed. Ondina E. González and Bianca Premo.

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Spanish Silver in World History

The June 2009 Journal of World History features an article by Alejandra Irigoin, “The End of a Silver Era: The Consequences of the Breakdown of the Spanish Peso Standard in China and the United States, 1780s-1850s.”

Two New Books

Brill has released En nome de Deus: The Journal of the First Voyage of Vasgo da Gama to India, 1497-1499, trans. and ed. Glenn J. Ames.

University of Toronto Press has published Michael Armstrong-Roche, Cervantes’ Epic Novel: Empire, Religion, and the Dream Life of Heroes in Persiles.

Review from the Hispanic Review, Spring 2009

Anthony J. Cascardi reviews Ricardo Padrón, The Spacious Word: Cartography, Literacy, and Empire in Early Modern Spain.

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New Popular History Book

James Reston, Jr., Defenders of the Faith: Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Battle for Europe, 1520-1536 (Penguin).