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The Winter ’11 SCJ

The Sixteenth Century Journal 42.4 (Winter, 2011) is out, including two articles and some reviews for us:

Rebecca Boone, “Empire and Medieval Simalacrum: A Political Project of Mercurino di Gattinara, Grand Chancellor of Charles V.”

Erik Swart, “‘The field of finance’: War and Taxation in Holland, Flanders, and Brabant, 1572-85.”

Kiril Petkov reviews Portuguese Encounters with Sri Lanka and the Maldives: Translated Texts from the Age of Discoveries, ed. and trans. Chandra R. de Silva (Ashgate, 2009).

Andrew Hopkins reviews Sabina De Cavi, Architecture and Royal Presence: Domenico and Giulio Cesare Fontana in Spanish Naples (1592-1627) (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

Robert E. Scully, S.J. reviews William D. Phillips Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips, A Concise History of Spain (Cambridge, 2010).

Wendy J. Turner reviews Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera, The True Medicine, ed. and trans. Gianna Pomata (Iter/Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto, 2010).

L.M.C. Weston reviews Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns, ed. and trans. Sarah E. Owens (Iter/Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto, 2009).

Ruth MacKay reviews Dale B. Randall and Jackson C. Boswell, Cervantes in Seventeenth-Century England: The Tapestry Turned (Oxford, 2009).

Guy Lazure reviews Spanish Humanism on the Verge of the PIcaresque: Juan Maldonado’s Ludus Chartarum, Pastor Bonus and Bacchanalia, ed. Warren Smith and Clark Colahan (Leuven University Press, 2009).

Sean T. Perrone reviews Elvira Vilches, New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Kiril Petkov reviews Vincent Barletta, Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Alexander Hidalgo reviews Catherine R. DiCesare, Sweeping the Way: Divine Transformation in the Aztc Festival of Ochpaniztli (University Press of Colorado, 2009).

Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler reviews Gabriela Ramos, Death and Conversion in the Andes: Lima and Cuzco, 1532-1670 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010).

Robert E. Scully, S.J. reviews Henry Kamen, The Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance (Yale, 2010).


Fondos Digitalizados at the Universidad de Sevilla

I’m not sure how new this is, but it’s new to me: the Universidad de Seville is hosting a site for searchable, rare books: Fondos Digitalizados, with the Fondos Antiguos of special interest – “Currently all the ancient books in the library, the Sevillian prints of 16th century and a selection of works from 16th to 18th centuries are scanned and available.” I’m adding the site to the list of “Resources” on the blog.

Essays on Taxation & Debt

There are three chapters dealing with Spain in Taxation and Debt in the Early Modern City, José Ignacio Andrés Ucendo and Michael Limberger (eds), (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012):

4. “Taxation and Debt in the Early Modern Castilian Cities: The Case of Seventeenth-Century Madrid,”
José Ignacio Andrés Ucendo and Ramón Lanza García.
5. “Tax collection in Spain in the 18th century: The case of the “decima,” Nadia Fernández de Pinedo Echevarria.
6. “Institutional framework, local politics and urban taxation in Aragon during the 17th century,” José Antonio Mateos Royo.

Chapters on Women, Property, and Law in the Mediterranean

There are several chapters on Iberia in Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean, (ca.1300-1800), Jutta Sperling and Shona Kelly Wray, eds (Routledge, 2011).

1. “‘Pro mea hereditate materna,’ Perpignan c.1250-1350: Can the Historian Distinguish between Inheritance through and by Women?” Rebecca Winer.

3. “The Boundaries of Affection: Women and property in Late Medieval Avignon (Joelle Rollo-Koster) 4. Women in Venetian Courts (14th Century),” Linda Guzzetti.

8. “Resistances, Negotiations, and Self-Government: Forms of Women’s Agency in a Male-Oriented Inheritance System in Late Medieval Portugal,” Maria de Lurdes Rosa.

11. “Women and Property in Early Modern Spain: Diversity in Dotal and Inheritance Systems,” María Margarita Birriel Salcedo.

12. “Mothers-in-law in early modern Portugal,” Jutta Sperling.

Reviews in the Bulletin, Vol 36 (2011)

There are no articles, but several reviews for us in the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 36 (2012):

Aurelio Espinosa reviews Martha K. Hoffman, Raised to Rule: Educating Royalty at the Court of the Spanish Habsburgs, 1601-1634 (LSU Press,2011).

Ryan Tucker Jones reviews Mary Soderstrom, Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure (Montreal: Vehicule Press, 2010).

Kris Lane reviews Fabio López Lázaro, The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with 17th-Century Pirates (University of Texas Press, 2011).

Ruth MacKay reviews Paola Volpini, El espacio político del letrado: Juan Bautista Larrea magistrado y jurista en la monarquía de Felipe IV, trans. Jesús Villanueva (Madrid: Ediciones
de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2010).

Scott K. Taylor reviews Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco, Order and Chivalry: Knighthood and Citizenship in Late Medieval Castile (Penn, 2010).

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

Scott Eastman reviews David Howarth, The Invention of Spain: Cultural Relations between Britain and
Spain 1770-1870 (Manchester University Press, 2007).

Peter Blanchard reviews Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America
and the Atlantic World (University of New Mexico Press, 2011).

Earliest Spanish Translation of “Praise of Folly” Found

Yesterday, El País reported that the Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam has discovered the earliest translation of Erasmus’s Praise of Folly into Spanish. The existence of such a manuscript has been suspected, but never before confirmed.

Teo Ruiz Awarded National Humanities Medal

As Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco notified us all on Espora, on February 13, 2012, President Obama presented Teofilo Ruiz with the National Humanities Medal. Congratulations!

New Books: Winter ’11

You have no doubt seen these already on Espora, but for the record here they are:

Rebecca Haidt, Women, Work, and Clothing in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Oxford: SVEC, Voltaire Foundation, 2011).

Leonor Zozaya Montes, “Historia, historiografía y fuentes sobre el archivo de la villa de Madrid en el tránsito de la edad media a la edad moderna,” in Una reflexión historiográfica sobre la Historia de Madrid en la Edad Media, Ignacio Sánchez Ayuso, ed. (Madrid: Almudayna, 2011).

An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa’s Topography of Algiers (1612), ed. with an Introduction by María Antonia Garcés, trans. Diana de Armas Wilson (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)

Francisco de Borja y su tiempo, Política, Religión y Cultura en la Edad Moderna, Enrique García Hernán and María del Pilar Ryan (eds) (Biblioteca Instituti Historici Societatis Iesu, 74)

Davies on Diplomats in the Peninsular War, JMiH Jan ’12

The Journal of Military History 76 (January 2012) features an article by Huw J. Davies, “Diplomats as Spymasters: A Case Study of the Peninsular War, 1809–1813.”

New in Paperback

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