Archive for

Honor in the JEMH

The Journal of Early Modern History 15.4 (2011) has a special issue on honor, and although all the articles focus on the eastern Mediterranean, the introduction tries to incorporate Spanish history into the mix: Scott K. Taylor, “Honor in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean – An Introduction.”


Reviews in the Summer ’11 SCJ

The Sixteenth Century Journal 42 (Summer 2011) features several reviews for us:

Raúl Marrero-Fente reviews A.R. Disney, The Portuguese in India and Other Studies, 1500-1700 (Ashgate, 2009).

Larry Silver reviews Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain, ed. Vivian B. Mann (Museum of Biblical Art, 2010).

Francis Tobienne, Jr., reviews Ana Echevarría, Knights of the Frontier: The Moorish Guard of the Kings of Castile (1410-1467) (Brill, 2009).

Jane Couchman and William C. Found review Marcy Norton, Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World (Cornell, 2008).

Wayne Foster Anderson reviews Gonzalo Lamana, Domination without Dominance: Inca-Spanish Encounters in Early Peru (Duke, 2008).

Erin Kathleen Rowe reviews Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Ávila and the Spanish Mystics, ed. Alison Weber (MLA, 2009).

Brian G.H. Ditcham reviews Henk van Nierop, Treason in the North Quarter: War, Terror, and the Rule of Law in the Dutch Revolt (Princeton, 2009).

Danae T. Orlins reviews Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vega: A Bilingual Edition, trans. John Dent-Young (University of Chicago, 2009).

Rachel Ball reviews María M. Carrión, Subject Stages: Marriage, Theatre, and the Law in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto, 2010).

Bethany M. Whitcomb reviews El teatro del Siglo de Oro: Edición e interpretación, ed. Alberto Blecua, Ignacio Arrellano, and Guillermo Serés (Vervuert, 2009).

2010 (& 2009!) Books I Missed: Part 5

Paul Spicker, The Origins of Modern Welfare: Juan Luis Vives, de Subventione Pauperum, and the City of Ypres, Forma Subventionis Pauperum (Peter Lang, 2010).

Ana Echevarría, Knights on the Frontier: The Moorish Guard of the Kings of Castile (1410-1467) (Brill, 2009) – this is a translation of her Spanish work.

Maria Ana Tavassos Valdez, Historical Interpretations of the “Fifth Empire”: The Dynamics of Periodization from Daniel to António Vieira, S.J. (Brill, 2010).

Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain, ed. Vivian B. Mann et al. (Musuem of Biblical Art, 2010).

Why Jamon Ibérico Is So Good

The Atlantic online has an article today on why stress-free pigs create better ham.

Taking a Break

Summer vacation – no new posts until late August.

Xil on Early Modern Political Theory in Revista de Libros

Revista de Libros 175-76 Julio-Agusto 2011, features a review by Xavier Gil on Harald E. Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), and Stephanus Junius Brutus, Vindiciae contra tyrannos. Del poder legítimo del príncipe sobre el pueblo y del pueblo sobre el príncipe, ed. Piedad García-Escudero (Madrid: Tecnos, 2008).

Duffy on Tremlett’s Catherine of Aragon in the LRB

The London Review of Books 33, July 28, 2011, features a review by Eamon Duffy of Giles Tremlett, Catherine of Aragon: Henry VIII’s Spanish Queen (London: Faber and Faber, 2011).

TLS Reviews González on Carr

Not early modern, but nevertheless of great interest. Ronald Fraser reviews María Jesús González, Raymond Carr: La curiosidad del zorro: Una biografía (Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg/Madrid: Círculo de Lectores, 2010) in the Times Literary Supplement, July 27, 2011.