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Reviews in the December ’10 AHR

The December 2010 American Historical Review has several reviews for us.]

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

Jorge Cañizares-Esguera reviews Barbara H. Stein and Stanley J. Stein, Edge of Crisis: War and Trade in the Spanish Atlantic, 1789-1808 (Johns Hopkins, 2009).

Theresa Ann Smith reviews Theresa Earenfight, The King’s Other Body: María of Castile and the Crown of Aragon (Penn, 2010).


NY Times: Velázquez’s Philip IV at the Met

Today’s New York Times features an interactive article on the restoartion of Velázquez’s Philip IV at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with podcasts featuring museum officials Keith Christiansen and Michael Gallagher.

RQ Winter 2010

Renaissance Quarterly 63 (Winter, 2010) has an article and several reviews of interest to us.

María M. Portuondo, “The Study of Nature, Philosophy, and the Royal Library of San Lorenzo of the Escorial.”

Vincent Bartletta reviews João Rodrigues de Sá de Meneses, Paisagem e erudiçao no humanismo português João Rodrigues de Sá de Meneses — De Platano (1527–1537), ed. Ana María S. Tarrío (Lisbon: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2009).

Barbara Mújica reviews Belén Atienza, El loco en el espejo: Locura y melancolía en la España de Lope de Vega (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009).

Matt Goldish reviews 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 (Leiden: Brill, 2010).

Bjorn Skaarup reviews Health and Medicine in Hapsburg Spain: Agents, Practices, Representations, ed. Teresa Huguet-Termes, Jon Arrizabalaga, and Harold J. Cook (London: The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of
Medicine at UCL, 2009).

Jeffrey Chipps Smith reviews Los inventarios de Carlos V y la familia imperial, ed. Juan Luis González García (Madrid: Fernando Villaverde Ediciones, 2010).

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New Books, Late Fall 2010

Stephanie Fink De Backer, Widowhood in Early Modern Spain: Protectors, Proprietors, and Patrons (Brill, 2010).

Rady Roldán-Figueroa, The Ascetic Spirituality of Juan de Ávila (1499-1569) (Brill, 2010).

John J. TePaske and Kendall W. Brown, A New World of Gold and Silver (Brill, 2010).

Nick Lipscombe, The Peninsular War Atlas (Osprey, 2010).

Review in the Journal of World History, Fall ’10

In The Journal of World History 21 (Sept. 2010), Enrique A. Sanabria reviews Henry Kamen, Imagining Spain: Historical Myth and National Reality (Yale, 2008).

Reviews in the Fall ’10 JIH

The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41 (Fall 2010) has several reviews for us:

Pauline Moffitt Watts reviews Nicolás Wey Gómez, The Tropics of Empire: Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies (MIT Press, 2008).

Kristy Wilson Bowers reviews Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook, The Plague Files: Crisis Management in Sixteenth-Century Seville (LSU Press, 2009).

Pamela Radcliff reviews Stephen Jacobson, Catalonia’s Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900 (UNC Press, 2009).

Thomas D. Hall reviews William B. Carter, Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest, 750-1750 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).

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

Esdaile Bibliographic Essay in JMiH

The Journal of Military History 74 (Oct 2010) features a review article by Charles Esdaile, “Recent Works of Note on the Peninsular War (1808-1815).”