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).
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).
Robert E. Scully, S.J. reviews Henry Kamen, The Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance (Yale, 2010).
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.
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.
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.
There are no articles, but several reviews for us in the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 36 (2012):
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).
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.
You have no doubt seen these already on Espora, but for the record here they are:
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)