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Ferdinand II and Mercury in Medical History

Medical History 55 (January 2011) features Gino Fornaciari, Silvia Marinozzi, Valentina Gazzaniga, Valentina Giuffra, Malayka Samantha Picchi, Mario Giusiana and Massimo Masetti, “The Use of Mercury against Pediculosis in the Renaissance: The Case of Ferdinand II of Aragon, King of Naples.”

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Spanish Humanism in La Corónica, Fall 2010

I missed this last year, but: La corónica 39 (Fall 2010) has a special issue on humanism in 15th-century Spain.

Juan-Carlos Conde, “Ottavio Di Camillo’s El humanismo castellano del siglo XV, Thirty-Five Years later: An Introduction.”

Ottavio di Camillo, “Fifteenth-Century Spanish Humanism: Thirty-Five Years Later.”

Lucia Binotti, “Humanistic Audiences: Novela Sentimental and Libros de Caballerías in Cinquecento Italy.”

José Luis Canet, “Los humanistas y la filosofía moral: De la corte del Magnánimo a la de los Reyes Católicos.”

Tomás González Rolán and Pilar Saquero Suárez-Somonte, “Los comienzos de la diplomacia moderna en Castilla: Alfonso de Cartagena (1385-1456).”

Carlos Heusch, “Algunas levadas en torno al humanismo de La Celestina.”

José Miguel Martínez Torrejón, “Psicomaquias, disputas y retóricas: La olla podrida del debate cuatrocentista.”

María Morrás, “Coluccio Salutati en España: La versión romance de las Declamationes Lucretiae.”

Jesús D. Rodríguez-Velasco, “La producción del margen.”

Juan Miguel Valero Moreno, “Mejor no haber nacido: Contextos y variantes en la tradición castellana del contemptu mundi.”

Fernández Sebastián on Freedom of Expression in Past & Present, Aug 2011

In Past & Present, 211 (Aug 2011):

Javier Fernández Sebastián, “Toleration and Freedom of Expression in the Hispanic World between Enlightenment and Liberalism.”

Review in the July 2011 JMiH

There is one review for us in the Journal of Military History 75 (July 2011).

John F. Guilmartin, Jr. reviews Armando da Silva Saturnino Monteiro, Portuguese Sea Battles, Vol. I: The First World Sea Power, 1139-1521 (Lisbon: Sá da Costa Livraria).

Review in the Hispanic Review 79 (Summer 2011)

Maria Cristina Quintero reviews Leah Middlebrook, Imperial Lyric: New Poetry and New Subjects in Early Modern Spain (Penn St., 2009).

Columbus in the NY Times

In today’s New York Times Book Reviews, Sunday Sept 25, 2011, Ian W. Toll reviews Laurence Bergreen, Columbus: The Four Voyages (Viking, 2011).

Brown Hiring an Early Modern Portugal Historian

H-Net features this ad from Brown University, for the history of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, 15th to 18th centuries.

Reviews in the JMoH, June 2011

Two reviews in the Journal of Modern History 83 (June 2011):

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

Jeremy Adelman reviews Stuart B. Schwartz, All Can Be Saved: Religious Toleration and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale, 2008).

2009 Articles I Missed: Corteguera on Images

Luis R. Corteguera, “Talking Images in the Spanish Empire: Vision and Action,” Visual Resources 25 (2009): 53-68.

Early Modern Orientalism Conference at Illinois, October 2011

The University of Illinois is hosting a conference entitled “The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe” this Oct. 7-8, 2011. Several Spanish scholars will be presenting work there, including Barbara Fuchs, who will be presenting one of the keynote lectures, “Orientalizing Spain.” Other Spanish-themed papers on the program include:

Raúl Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota). “Law and Orientalism in the Spanish Empire: Relación del origen y suceso de los xarifes y del estado de los reinos de Marruecos, Fez y Tarudante by Diego de Torres (ca.1575).”

Javier Irigoyen-García (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). “Defining Moorish and Classic in Early Modern Spain.”

José Luis Gasch Tomás and Natalia Maillard Álvarez (European University Institute, Florence). “Discourses and Images of the Orients in the Hispanic Empire, New Spain and Castile, 1550-1650.”

Adam G. Beaver (Princeton University). “Pietro Martire in the Levant: Orientalism in the Age of Spanish Empire.”

Ana María Rodríguez-Rodríguez (University of Iowa). “Mapping Islam in the Philippines: Moro Anxieties of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific.”

José Alberto R. Silva Tavim (Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon). “The Grão-Turco and the Jews: translation to the West of two Oriental ‘powers’ (XVI-XVII centuries).”

María Antonia Garcés (Cornell University). “Captive, Spy, Ethnographer: Antonio de Sosa in Algiers.”

Thanks to Adam G. Beaver for the tip.