The policy here at EM Spanish History Notes is, generally, not to repeat things found on the ASPHS website or Espora; anyone who looks at this site will undoubtedly also be looking there.
However, it’s worth it to break that rule in order to celebrate laurels and accolades for our colleagues. So congratulations to the co-winners of the 2009 “Best First Book” (past three years):
Marta V. Vicente, Clothing the Spanish Empire: Families and the Calico Trade in the Early Modern Atlantic World (Palgrave, 2006).
Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert, A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640 (Oxford, 2007).
And honorable mention to Katie Harris, From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain (Johns Hopkins, 2007).