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AHR Feb ’10: Reviews

No articles for us, but several reviews in the February 2010 American Historical Review.

Christoph Rosenmüller reviews Dominique Goncalvès, Le planteur et le roi: L’aristocratie havanaise et la couronne d’Espagne (1763–1838).

James S. Amelang reviews Debra Blumenthal, Enemies and Familiars: Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia.

J.B. Owens reviews Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook, The Plague Files: Crisis Management in Sixteenth-Century Seville.

Jean Dangler reviews Merry Wiesner-Hanks, The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Girls and their Worlds.

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Elliott on Marranos in the NYRB

The March 11 New York Review of Books features an essay by J. H. Elliott, “Modernizing the Marranos, in which he reviews Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity (Princeton, 2009), Felipe Pereda, Las imágenes de la discordia: Política y poética de la imagen sagrada en la España del cuatrocientos (Marcial Pons, 2007), and Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800, Richard L. Kagan and Philip D. Morgan, eds. (Johns Hopkins,2009).

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Winter 09 SCJ: Reviews (Updated!)

No articles, but a number of reviews for us in the Winter 2009 Sixteenth Century Journal.*

Mark Aquilano reviews Teofilo Ruiz, Spain’s Centuries of Crisis: 1300-1474 (Blackwell, 2007).

Juanita Garciagodoy reviews Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida, El arte de morir: La puesta  en escena de la muerte en un tratado del siglo XV (Iberoamericana de Libros y Edicíones, 2006).

Danae T. Orlins reviews Elizabeth Drayson, The King and the Whore: King Roderick and La Cava (Palgrave, 2007).

Wayne Foster Anderson reviews Maria Emma Mannarelli, Private Passions and Public Sins: Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima (U of New Mexico Press, 2007).

Michael Schreffler reviews Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821 (U of New Mexico Press, 2008).

John F. Schwaller reviews Lori Boornazian Diel, The Tira de Tepechpan: Negotiating Place under Aztec and Spanish Rule (U Texas Press, 2008).

*plus one I missed: Adam Franklin-Lyons reviews Sourcebook in Late-Scholastic Monetary Theory: The Contributions of Martín de Azpilcueta, Luis de Molina, S.J., and Juan de Mariana, S.J., ed. Stephen J. Grabill (Lexington Books, 2007).

’09 Books I Missed: Part II

A. R. Disney, The Portuguese in India and Other Studies, 1500-1700 (Ashgate Variorum, 2009).

Quick Guide to the Expanded Prado

Today’s New York Times features an article about Gabriele Finaldi, the Prado’s deputy director for conservation and research, and the 45-minute tours of the Prado he presents to visiting dignitaries.

’09 Books I Missed: Part I

María M. Portuondo, Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World (Chicago, 2009).

Hispanic Review: Review of “All Can Be Saved”

In the Winter 2010 Hispanic Review, Kenneth J. Andrien reviews Stuart B. Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious Toleration and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale, 2008).

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CFP: Wake Forest

Call for Papers

Dominant Discourses, guarded voices :
Religion and Society in spain and its Empire 14th-16th Centuries

October 21-22, 2010

Topics: Expulsion of Minorities, Religious Heterodoxy and dissent, Mysticism Illuminism, Conversos, moriscos, crypto-Jews, Cultural authority, Christian humanism, Women’s Religiosity, The Inquisition, The Index of banned books, The Catholic Reformation, Translations of the Bible, The Council of Trent, Religious life. 

An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Campus of Wake Forest University, Salem, North Carolina.



Keynote Speakers
M Mercedes Carrión, Emory University

Cynthia Robinson, Cornell University

:David Nirenberg, University of Chicago

Deadline for electronic submission of 300-word abstracts: March 15, 2010

Graduate students, please send completed papers

*Selected talks will be invited to be developed into papers to be published in a thematic cluster in

 La corónica