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New Books: Late Fall 2009

Stephen Constantine, Community and Identity: The Making of Modern Gibraltar since 1704 (Macmillan, 2009).

Malyn Newitt, Portugal in European and World History (Reaktion Books, 2009).

and new in paper, Stuart B. Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious Toleration and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale, 2008).


Winter RQ

Renaissance Quarterly, Winter 2009, has an article and several reviews for us:

Rodrigo Cacho Casal, “The Memory of Ruins: Quevedo’s Silva to ‘Roma antiqua y moderna.'”

John T. Cull reviews Dominick Finello, The Evolution of the Pastoral Novel in Early Modern Spain (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008).

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

Martin Biersack reviews Daniel A. Crews, Twilight of the Renaissance: The Life of Juan de Valdés (Toronto, 2008).

María N. Marsilli reviews Ana Vian Herrero, El indio dividivo: Fracturas en consciencia en el Perú colonial; Edicion critica y estudio de los Coloquios de la verdad de Pedro de Quiroga (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2009).

Dana Leibsohn reviews Historia general del Piru: Facsimile of Paul J. Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16, Thomas B.F. Cummings and Barbara Anderson, eds.

Liam Matthew Brockey reviews Carlos Alberto de Moura Riberiro Zeron, Ligne de foi: La Compagnie de Jésus et l’eslcavage dans le processus de formation de la société coloniale en Amérique portugaise (XVIe-XVIIe siècles) (Honoré Champion Éditeur, 2009).

Noel Fallows reviews Captain Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, The Indian Militia and Description of the Indies, ed. Kris Lane (Duke, 2008).

Maryanne Cline Horowitz reviews A Companion to Juan Luis Vives, ed. Charles E. Fantazzi (Brill, 2008).

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Prize Winners

Congratulations to Stuart B. Schwartz and Maria-Elena Martinez! The American Historical Association has announced its prize-winners for the upcoming conference in January, and Ibero-American history has done quite well indeed.

Stuart B. Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious  Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale, 2008) won the Leo Gershoy Award, the John E. Fagg Prize, and the George L. Mosse Prize. Maria-Elena Martinez, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico (Stanford, 2008), won the James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History. In other words, Martinez is the only one preventing Schwartz from a clean sweep of the awards for which All Can Be Saved was eligible. What a testimony to the strength of our field.

It should be mentioned that prior to winning these AHA awards, All Can Be Saved was named the “Book of the Year” by “EM Spanish History Notes.” Perhaps we should start viewing this website as a prognosticator, just as we see the Critics’ Choice Awards as pointing to future winners of the Oscars…

SCJ Reviews, Fall ’09

The Fall 2009 Sixteenth Century Journal has a review essay and several other reviews on Spain.

First, Ruth MacKay, “Governance and Empire during the Reign of Charles V: A Review Essay,” featuring: El monasterio de San Jerónimo de Yuste (Patrimonio Nacional, 2006), ed. Francisco Pizarro Gómez et al.; Aurelio Espinosa, The Empire of the Cities: Emperor Charles V, the Comunero Revolt, and the Transformation of the Spanish System (Brill, 2009), Sean T. Perrone, Charles V and the Castilian Assembly of the Clergy: Negotiations for the Ecclesiastical Subsidy (Brill, 2008); Manuel Rivero Rodríguez, Gattinara: Carlos V y el sueño del Imperio (Silex, 2005); Daniel A. Crews, Twilight of the Renaissance: The Life of Juan de Valdés (University of Toronto Press, 2008); and Alban K. Forcione, Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age (Yale University Press, 2009).

Book reviews:

Edward Behrend-Martínez reviews Harald E. Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought (Ashgate, 2007).

Nina Caputo reviews Richard Hitchcock, Mozarabs in Medieval and Early Modern Spain: Identities and Influences (Ashgate, 2008).

Anna Reid reviews Women and Art in Early Modern Latin America, ed. Kellen Lee McIntyre and Richard E. Phillips (Brill, 2007).

Peter Konieczny reviews Jarbel Rodriguez, Captives and Their Saviors in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (Catholic University of America Press, 2007).

S. Elizabeth Penry reviews Noble David Cook and Alexandra Parma Cook, People of the Volcano: Andean Counterpoint in the Colca Valley of Peru (Duke UP, 2007).

Samuel J. García reviews Religion in New Spain, ed. Susan Schroeder and Stafford Poole (University of New Mexico Press, 2007).

2 New Books for Mid-Autumn

Robert Aleksander Maryks, The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews: Jesuits of Jewish Ancestry and Purity-of-Blood Laws in the Early Society of Jesus (Brill).

Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and Its Atlantic Colonies, c. 1750-1830, ed. Gabriel Paquette (Ashgate, 2009).

New Book: 1492

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, 1492: The Year the World Began (Harper Collins), is a world history, focusing on the beginning of the modern era.

Blood and Faith

A new book on the expulsion of the Moriscos: Matthew Carr, Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain (New Press, 2009).

How did I find out about this book? Despite all the scouring of the internet I do to write this blog, while dropping off some children’s book and picking up some others in the Albany Public Library, I stumbled across this one in the “new books” section. Never underestimate your public library!

The Sacred Made Real

Erin Rowe alerted me to another exhibition of Spanish art – The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700. It is currently showing at the National Gallery in London, until January 24, 2010. From February 28 to May 31, 2010, it will show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

In November, Yale University Press will release the catalogue: The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700, ed. Xavier Bray, Alfonso Rodriguez G. de Ceballos, Daphne Barbour, and Judy Ozone