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Job Ad: University of Macau

The University of Macau is advertising for a position in Portuguese or Iberian history; the Portuguese overseas empire, eg Macau, seems to be emphasized.


Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto-Jews

The Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto-Jews is calling for submissions to what I believe is its second volume. Following is the call for papers:

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Sept 09 Journal of Modern History

One article and one review for us in the Journal of Modern History, September 2009.

José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez and Gaetano Sabatini, “Monarchy as Conquest: Violence, Social Opportunity, and Political Stability in the Establishment of the Hispanic Monarchy.”

Benjamin Ehlers reviews A. Katie Harris, From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain.

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Meléndez Exhibition, Catalogue, & Review

This review, by Sanford Schwartz, in the Nov 5, 2009 New York Review of Books alerted me to a few things I’ve missed. Apparently there’s been a traveling exhibition, first at the National Gallery of Art this summer, currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until January 3, and then at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts: Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life.

Yale UP has produced the catalogue, Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life, ed. Gretchen A. Hirschauer, Catherine A. Metzger, Peter Cherry, and Natacha Seseña.

And I was in DC this summer and didn’t know about it! Maybe I’ll get to the Boston exhibit; I wonder how long a 5-year-old and 2-year-old will let me look at bodegones?

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(More) Books I Missed

Fuchs, Barbara, Exotic Nation: Maurophilia and the Construction of Early Modern Spain (Penn, 2008).

Laura R. Bass, The Drama of the Portrait: Theater and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain (Penn State, 2008).

Benjamin, Thomas, The Atlantic World: Europeans, Africans, Indians and Their Shared History (Cambridge, 2009).

Hispania-Austria III: Der spanische Erbfolgekrieg: La Guerra de Sucesión Española, ed. Friedrich Edelmayer, Virginia León Sanz, and José Ignacio Ruiz Rodríguez (Oldenbourg, 2008).

La imagen religiosa en la Monarquía hispánica: Usos y espacios, ed. María Cruz de Carlos, Pierre Civil, Felipe Pereda, and Cécile Vincent-Cassy (Casa de Velázque, 2008).

Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Bartolomé de Las Casas, ed. Santa Arias and Eyda M. Merediz (MLA, 2008).

Diel, Lori Boornazian, The Tira de Tepechpan: Negotiating Place under Aztec and Spanish Rule (Texas, 2008).

Courting the Alhambra: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Hall of Justice Ceilings, ed. Cynthia Robinson and Simone Pinet (Brill, 2008). 

Forcione, Alban K., Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age (Yale, 2009).

Endowed Chair at Tufts

Tufts University is, as it did last year, advertising for an endowed chair in “Spanish culture and civilization.”

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Reviews in the Journal of Military History

No articles, but two reviews for us in the October Journal of Military History.

Ruth MacKay reviews Fernando González de León, The Road to Rocroi: Class, Culture, and Command in the Spanish Army of Flanders, 1567-1659 (Brill, 2009).

Christopher Storrs reviews David González Cruz, Propaganda e información en tiempos de guerra: España y América (1700-1714) (Sílex ediciones, 2009).

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October AHR Reviews

No articles for us in the October American History Review, but several reviews.

Dean Phillip Bell reviews Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800 (Johns Hopkins, 2009), ed. Richard L. Kagan and Philip D. Morgan.

Magali Carrera reviews María Elena Martínez, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico (Stanford, 2008).

Patricia Seed reviews David Abulafia, The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus (Yale, 2008).

Matthew Restall reviews Kathleen Ann Myers, Fernández de Oviedo’s Chronicle of America: A New History for a New World (Texas, 2007).

Lu Ann Homza reviews A. Katie Harris, From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain (Johns Hopkins, 2007).

David Coleman reviews Scott K. Taylor, Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain (Yale, 2008). (Thanks!)

Maarten Prak reviews Peter Arnade, Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots: The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt (Cornell, 2008).

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Some Books I Missed

Gwynne Edwards, A Cultural Journey through Andalusia, University of Wales Press.

John M. Headley, The Emperor and His Chancellor: A Study of the Imperial Chancery under Gattinara, has been brought out in paperback by Cambridge last winter.

New Fall Books, 2009

Richard L. Kagan, Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Johns Hopkins).

Theresa Earenfight, The King’s Other Body: María of Castile and the Crown of Aragon (Penn).

Peter H. Wilson, The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy (Harvard).

Newly in paperback: David Abulafia, The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus (Yale).

Celestina, Fernando de Rojas, trans. Margaret Sayers Peden (Yale).

Dawson W. Carr, El Greco to Goya: Spanish Painting (Yale).