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Women & Wealth in Late Medieval Europe

There are a couple of essays in Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe, ed. Theresa Earenfight (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) that are late enough and Iberian enough for us.

Núria Silleras-Fernández, “Money Isn’t Everything: Concubinage, Class, and the Rise and Fall of Sibil.la de Fortià, Queen of Aragon (1377-87),” uses Sibil.la as a case study to examine the opportunities and pitfalls of being a royal concubine.

Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues and Manuela Santos Silva, “Private Properties, Seigniorial Tribues, and Jurisdictional Rents: The Income of the Queens of Portugal in the Late Middle Ages,” takes a look at the resources that queens had to maintain their households.

Theresa Earenfight, “Royal Finances in the Reign of María of Castile, Queen-Lieutenant of the Crown of Aragon, 1432-53,” examines “the power relations between the queen and king and how getting and spending of money is both the driving force in this relationship and a precise indicator of other, more subtle, forms of power and influence mediated by gender and the wider political culture.” Earenfight finds that “On paper, María of Castile possessed a wide range and scope of authority” while her husband was away conquering Naples. But the king, “by curtailing her fiscal resources, her own Cambra, and her ability to manage them, he made sure that she was never a serious threat to him.”

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Hispania Sacra No. 125

Osami Takazawa, “La continuidad de la mentalidad medieval europea en la misión de Japón –en torno a la política de evangelización.”

María Laura Giordano, “‘La ciudad de nuestra conciencia’: los conversos y la construcción de la identidad judeocristiana (1449-1556).”

María Marta Lobo de Araujo, “As manifestações de rua das misericórdias portuguesas em contexto barroco.”

Karen Mª Vilacoba Ramos and Teresa Muñoz Serrulla, “Las religiosas de las Descalzas Reales de Madrid en los siglos XVI-XX: fuentes archivísticas.”

Antonio Irigoyen López, “La difícil aplicación de Trento: las faltas de los capitulares de Murcia (1592-1622).”

María Tausiet, “Mago contra falsario: un duelo de insultos entre Calvino y Servet.”

Enrique García Hernán, “Persia en la acción conjunta del papado y la monarquía hispánica. Aproximación a la actuación de la Compañía de Jesús (1549-1649).”

María José Vilar, “La misión oficial del cardenal Luis Belluga en Roma en 1722-1723, a través de un epistolario inédito.”

In the review section:

In memoriam: “Patricia O’Connell (1927-2006): historiadora de los colegios ibero-irlandeses”: The Irish College at Lisbon: 1590-1834 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001).

Roberto Blanco Andrés reviews Isacio Rodríguez Rodríguez and Jesús Álvarez Fernández, “Fondo de Filipiniana” en la biblioteca de Agustinos en Valladolid (Valladolid: Editorial Estudio agustinao, 2008).

Karen María Vilacoba Ramos reviews Minerva. Liturgia, fiesta y fraternidad en el Barroco español. I Congresso Nacional de Historia de las cofradía sacramentales. Minerva. Liturgia, fiesta y fraternidad en el Barroco español (Sepúlveda, 2008).

José Pedro Paiva reviews Gianclaudio Civale, “Con secreto y disimulación”. Inquisizione ed eresia nella Seviglia del secolo XVI (Napoli: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiene, 2007).

Doris Moreno Martínez reviews E. Callado Estela, Por Dios y por rey. El inquisitador general fray Tomás de Rocabertí (Valencia: Institució Alfons el Magnànim, 2007).

Teófanes Egido reviews Enrique Giménez López, Misión en Roma. Floridablanca y la extinción de los jesuitas (Murcia: Universidad, Servicio de Publicaciones, 2008).

Immaculada Fernández Arrillaga reviews Antonio Astorgano Abajo, La literatura de los jesuitas vascos expulsos (1767-1815) (Madrid: Delegación en Corte de la Real Sociedad Bascongada de los amigos del País, 2009).

Food in the AHR, June ’10

The American Historical Review, June 2010, features an article (but no reviews for us!):

Earle, Rebecca, “‘If You Eat Their Food …’: Diets and Bodies  in Early Colonial Latin America.”

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JMH June 2010

There are 2 reviews for us in the June 2010 Journal of Modern History:

Mauricio Tenorio reviews Henry Kamen, Imagining Spain: Historical Myth and National Identity (Yale, 2008).

LuAnn Homza reviews Scott K. Taylor, Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain (Yale, 2008) – (Thanks for the kind words! And the best criticism, I think, of the book so far in a review).

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New Books: Summer ’10

Grace Magnier, Pedro de Valencia and the Catholic Apologists for the Expulsion of the Moriscos: Visions of Christianity and Kingship (Brill, 2010).

Ronald Briggs, Tropes of Enlightenment in the Age of Bolivar: Simon Rodriguez and the American Essay at Revolution (Vanderbilt, 2010).

Other Voices: Readings in Spanish Philosophy, ed. John R. Welch (Notre Dame, 2010).

Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World

Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World: People, Products, and Practices on the Move, ed. Caroline A. Williams (Ashgate, 2009), has several chapters of interest to us.

Heather Dalton, “Negotiating Fortune: English Merchants in Early Sixteenth-Century Seville.”

Natalie Zacek, “‘A People So Subtle’: Sephardic Jewish Pioneers of the English West Indies.”

Philip J. Havik, “Walking the Tightrope: Female Agency, Religious Practice, and the Portuguese Inquisition on the Upper Guinea Cost (Seventeenth Century.”

James B. Sweet, “Slaves, Convicts, and Exiles: African Travellers in the Portuguese Atlantic World, 1720-1750.”

Matthew Brown, “The Life of Alexander Alexander and the Spanish Atlantic, 1799-1822.”

Hispania no. 234 (2010)

Two articles for us:

Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, “Colonialism y sanidad en las islas Marianas: los soldados de Gedeón (1676-1690).”

Luis Salas Almela, “Realeza, valimento y poder: en torno a las últimas aportaciones sobre el reinado de Felipe III.”

And reviews:

César Olivera Serrano reviews Juan Gil, El exilio portugués en Sevilla. De los Braganza a Magallanes (Fundación Cajasol, 2009).

Betsabé Caunedo reviews David Alonso García, El erario del reino: fiscalidad en Castilla a principios de la Edad Moderna (1504-1525) (Juna de Castilla y León, 2007).

Alfonso Rodríguez Grajera reviews Encarna Jarque Martínez, Zaragoza en la monarquía de los Austrias. La política de los ciudadanos honrados (1540-1650) (Institución Fernando el Católico, 2007).

Luis Ribot reviews Bernard Vincent, El río morisco (Universidades de Valencia, Granada y Zaragoza, 2006).

Carlos Gómez-Centurión reviews La monarquía de Felipe III: la Casa del Rey, eds. José Martínez Millán and María Antoinietta Visceglia (Fundación Mapfre, 2008).

Alicia Esteban Estríngana reviews Quintín Aldea Vaquero, España en Europa en el siglo XVII. Correspondencia de Saavedra Fajardo. Tomo III: El Cardenal Infante en el imposible camino de Flandres, 1633-1634 (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Real Academia de la Historia, 2008).

Enrique Villabla reviews Tomás Cerdán de Tallada, Visita de la carcél y de los presos, ed. Teresa Canet Aparisi (Universitat de València, 2008).

Óscar Mazín reviews John H. Elliott, Imperios del mundo Atlántico: España y Gran Bretaña en América, 1492-1830, trans. Marta Balcells (Taurus, 2006).

Jaime Tortella reviews Nicolas Morales, L’artiste de Cour dans l’Espagne du XVIIIe siècle. Étude de la communauté de musiciens au service de Philippe V (1700-1746) (Casa de Velázquez, 2007).

Francisco Fajardo Spínola reviews Marina Torres Arce, Inquisición, regalismo, y reformismo borbónico. El tribunal de la Inquisición de Logroño a finales del Antiguo Régimen (Universidad de Cantabria/Fundación Marcelino Botín, 2006).

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Jewish Genetics in the NYT

Today’s New York Times features an article that discusses new research into the genetic inheritance of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews, showing that they are more closely linked, genetically, than supposed. No indication that conversos were included in this study, or Iberians who don’t identify as Jews, to see how much Jewish inheritance Spaniards and Portuguese might carry.

RQ Summer ’10: Reviews

Several reviews in the Renaissance Quarterly Summer 2010:

Jaime Marroquín reviews Hugo Hernán Ramírez Sierra, Fiesta, Espectáculo, y Teatralidad en el México de los Conquistadores (Iberoamericana Vervuet, 2009). 

Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio reviews Lisa A. Banner, The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598-1621 (Ashgate, 2009).

Adam G. Beaver reviews Richard L. Kagan, Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Johns Hopkins, 2009).

Marie A. Kelleher reviews Theresa Earenfight, The Queen’s Other Body: María of Castile and the Crown of Aragon (Penn, 2009).

Michael J. Levin reviews Enrique García Hernán, Ireland and Spain in the Reign of Philip II (Four Courts Press, 2009).

Peter Arnade reviews H.F.K. Van Nierop, Treason in the North Quarter: War, Terror, and the Rule of Law in the Dutch Revolt (Princeton, 2009).

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’09 Books I Missed, Part 5

David Hancock, Oceans of Wine: Madeira and the Emergence of American Trade and Taste (Yale, 2009).

Spanish Humanism on the Verge of the Picaresque: Juan Maldonado’s “Ludus Chartarum, Pastor Bonus” and “Bacchanalia,” ed. Warren Smith and Clark Colohan (Leuven University Press, 2009).

John P. Doyle, Collected Studies on Francisco Suarez S.J. (1548-1617), ed. M.W.F. Stone (Leuven University Press, 2009).