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NYTimes on Travel to Lisbon

Today’s New York Times must have us in mind, because they have a feature on “36 Hours in Lisbon” to help us plan for the ASPHS conference.

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Hispania 70, #236

Several articles and reviews in the latest Hispania: Revista Española de Historia 70 #236:

Antonio Sánchez Martínez, “Los artífices del Plus Ultra: pilotos, cartógraphos, y cosmógraphos en la Casa de Contratación de Sevilla durante el siglo XVI.”

Juan A. Sánchez Belén, “El comercio holandés de las especias en España en la segunda mitad del siglo XVII.”

María del Mar Felices de la Fuente, “La Cámara de Castilla, el rey, y la creación de títulos nobiliarios en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII.”

Rubén Bueno Marí and Ricardo Jiménez Peydró, “Crónicas de arroz, mosquitos y paludismo en España: el caso de la provincia de Valencia (s. XVIII-XX).”

Reviews:

Saúl Martínez Bermejo reviews Kagan, Richard L.: Clio and the Crown. The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).

Carmen Barceló reviews Barrios Aguilera, Manuel y García-Arenal, Mercedes (eds.): Los plomos del Sacromonte: invención y tesoro (Valencia, Publicaciones de la Universitat de València, Editorial Universidad de Granada, Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2006).

Emilio Sola reviews Martínez Torres, José Antonio, ed., Circulación de personas e intercambios comerciales en el Mediterráneo y en el Atlántico (siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII) (Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2008).

María del Carmen Simón Palmer reviews Vallé, Juan, Regalo de la Vida Humana, 2 vols., ed. Fernando Serrano Larráyoz (Pamplona y Viena, Gobierno de Navarra y Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, 2009).

José Ignacio Andrés Ucendo reviews Carlos Morales, Carlos Javier de, Felipe II: el imperio en Bancarrota. La
Hacienda Real de Castilla y los negocios financieros del Rey Prudente (Madrid, Dilema, 2008).

Óscar Recio Morales reviews Mesa Gallego, Eduardo de, La pacificación de Flandes. Spínola y las campañas
de Frisia (1604-1609) (Madrid, Ministerio de Defensa, 2009).

José María Perceval reviews Moreno Díaz, Francisco J., Los moriscos de La Mancha. Sociedad, economía y
modos de vida de una minoría en la Castilla moderna (Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2009).

Alberto Mira reviews Berco, Cristian, Sexual Hierarchies, Public Status. Men, Sodomy and Society in Spain’s Golden Age (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2007).

Eva Botella Ordinas reviews Iñurritegui, José María, Gobernar la ocasión. Preludio político de la Nueva Planta de 1707 (Madrid, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2008).

Javier Burrieza Sánchez reviews Cavo, Andrés, Vida de José Julián Parreño, un jesuita habanero, ed. María Dolores González-Ripoll (Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2007).

Ana Álvarez reviews García González, Francisco, ed., La historia moderna de España y el hispanismo francés (Madrid y Albacete, Marcial Pons-UCLM, 2009).

Carlos Martínez Shaw reviews Guimerá Ravina, Agustín y Blanco Núñez, José María, eds., Guerra naval en la Revolución y el Imperio. Bloqueos y operaciones anfibias, 1793-1815 (Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2008).

Another New January 2011 Book

Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths, Legitimizing the Queen: Propaganda and Ideology in the Reign of Isabel I of Castile (Bucknell University Press, 2010).

History & Theory: Iberian Historiography in the Indian Ocean

History and Theory 49 (Dec 2010) features an article by Sanjay Subrahmanyam, “Intertwined Histories: Crónica and Tarikh in the Sixteenth-Century Indian Ocean World.”

Reviews in the Dec ’10 JMoH

The Journal of Modern History 82 (Dec 2010) has some reviews for us:

Maureen Healy reviews Andrew Wheatcroft, Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe (Basic Books, 2008).

James B. Tueller reviews Mercedes Maroto Camino, Exploring the Explorers: Spaniards in Oceania, 1519-1794 (Manchester University Press, 2008).

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

John E. Fagg Prize Discontinued

The American Historical Association has conferred its last Fagg prize this weekend (to Maria M. Portuondo, for Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World [Chicago, 2009]). Perspectives on History announces that the prize had been funded only for 10 years, and that period has expired.

New Books: Jan 2011

Grace  E. Coolidge, Guardianship, Gender, and the Nobility in Early Modern Spain (Ashgate, 2011).

Bryan Givens, Judging Maria de Macedo: A Female Visionary and the Inquisition in Early Modern Portugal (LSU Press, 2011).

Madness & Melancholy in the BSS

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies 87, Vol 8 (2010) has a special issue on madness in early modern Spain:

Elena Carrera, Introduction: “Madness and Melancholy in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain: New Evidence, New Approaches.”

Christine Orobitg, “Melancolía e inspiración en la España del Siglo de Oro.”

María Tausiet, “El triunfo de la locura: discurso moral y alegoría en la España Moderna.”

Hélèna Tropé, “Inquisición y locura en la España de los siglos XVI y XVII.”

Teresa Huguet-Termes and Jon Arrizabalaga, “Hospital Care for the Insane in Barcelona, 1400-1700.”

Elena Carrera, “Understanding Mental Disturbance in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain: Medical Approaches.”

Negotiating Authority: an AHA Panel Online

Chad Black writes in that the panel he has organized at the AHA in Boston, “Negotiating Authority:  Bureaucratic and Cultural Logics of the Early Modern Spanish Empire” (Sunday, 11:00-1:00, The Westin Copley Place, Great Republic Room), has been posted on his blog. The papers, and commentary, are there for all to read. The papers include:

Chad Black, “Introduction.”

Alejandro Cañeque, “On Modernity, Colonialism, and the Spanish Inquisition.”

Allyson M. Poska, “Decentralization and the Creation of Imperial Subjects.”

Chad Black, “Negotiating Adultery in Bourbon Quito.”

Yanna P. Yannakakis, “Commentary.”

AHA 2011: Boston

Early Modern Spanish History Notes reads the American Historical Association Conference program so you don’t have to! Following are the panels with early modern Spanish papers in them. Note: I’m leaving out  the Latin American panels/papers, because the AHA is also the meeting of the Conference on Latin American History, so there are to many for me to list. For the same reason, I have left out non-Spanish papers that appear in these panels, so some panels may seem to have an unusually small number of papers.

“Women of Independent Means? The Construction of Spiritual Life Stories in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Society”
AHA Session 8
American Catholic Historical Association 1
Thursday, January 6, 2011: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)

Chair: Sarah Gwyneth Ross, Boston College

Papers:

The Devil and the Saint: The Case of Teresa de Jesús
Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College

Comment: Jodi Bilinkoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Communities without Borders: Missionaries, Ministers, and Merchants in the Early Modern World”
AHA Session 16
Thursday, January 6, 2011: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 205 (Hynes Convention Center)

Chair: Owen C. Stanwood, Boston College

Papers:

Between Religion, Commerce, and “Race”: The Elusive Definition of a “Judeo-Portuguese” Atlantic
David Graizbord, University of Arizona

Comment: Travis F. Glasson, Temple University

“Creating a Sacred History for Aragon in the Medieval and Early Modern Period”
AHA Session 58
Medieval Academy of America 2
Friday, January 7, 2011: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Wellesley Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place)

Chair: Joëlle Rollo-Koster, University of Rhode Island

Papers:

The Relics and Religiosity of Martí l’Eclesiàstic
Michael A. Ryan, Purdue University

Inquisition and Sacred Historiography in the Dominican Province of Aragon
Robin J. E. Vose, St. Thomas University

How the Holy Grail Came to Valencia: Sacred History in Post-Tridentine Aragon
Laura A. Smoller, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Comment: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California at Los Angeles

“Sacred Peripheries in the Early Modern Catholic World”
AHA Session 86
Friday, January 7, 2011: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Fairfield Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place)

Chair: Kenneth J. Andrien, Ohio State University

Papers:

Sacred Shrines and Profane Parishes: Diverging Conceptions of Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century Barcelona
Andrea Smidt, Geneva College

The Contours of Lay Religious Practice in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Chalma, Mexico
Leah Wotherspoon, Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto

Comment: Nancy E. van Deusen, Queen’s University

“Making the State Sacred: Catholicism’s Role in Spanish Politics, 1759–1937”
Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
Friday, January 7, 2011: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Brandeis Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place)

Chair: Brian D. Bunk, University of Massachusetts

Papers:

Preaching to the People of God: Catholicism and National Identity in Spain, 1759–1823
Scott Eastman, Creighton University

Comment: Enrique A. Sanabria, University of New Mexico

“Disrupting the Sacred Narrative in the Early Modern Catholic World”
AHA Session 124
Saturday, January 8, 2011: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Berkeley Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place)

Chair: Lu Ann Homza, College of William and Mary

Papers:

Out of Africa: The Importation of Ethiopian Saints into the Early Modern Mediterranean
Erin Kathleen Rowe, University of Virginia

Other Antiquities: Non-Christian, Non-Roman Relics in the Iberian Renaissance
Adam G. Beaver, Princeton University

Piety and Piracy: Repatriating the Arm of St. Francis Xavier
Maria del Pilar Ryan, U.S. Military Academy

Comment: The Audience

“New Enlightenments”
AHA Session 175
Saturday, January 8, 2011: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Wellesley Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place)
Chair: Annelien de Dijn, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Papers:

The Spanish Enlightenment
Gabriel B. Paquette, The Johns Hopkins University

Comment: Peter H. Reill, University of California at Los Angeles

“711-2011 Commemoration of the 1300th Anniversary of Islam in the Iberian World, Part 2: Dislocations between Muslims and Christians in the Early Modern Iberian World”
AHA Session 263
Sunday, January 9, 2011: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room 101 (Hynes Convention Center)
Chair: Yuen-Gen Liang, Wheaton College

Papers:

Muslim Legal Responses to Christian Occupation in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century North Africa
Jocelyn Hendrickson, Whitman College

Trends and Tendencies in Recent Scholarship on Spanish Muslims and Moriscos in the Sixteenth Century
A. Katie Harris, University of California at Davis

Bridging Borders: Bilingualism and Diplomacy across the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean
Claire Gilbert, University of California at Los Angeles

Memories of “Reconquista”: Disputes over Religiosity and Lineage in Colonial Spanish America
Karoline P. Cook, University of Southern California

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