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Ladino in the BSS 89/6, 2012

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89/6 (2012):

Remy Attig, “Did the Sephardic Jews Speak Ladino?”

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New Books from Spain: Daily Life in Enlightenment & Power and Elites

Arias de Saavedra Alías, Inmaculada, Vida Cotidiana en la España de la Ilustración (Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2012).

López Díaz, María, ed., Élites y poder en las monarquías ibéricas: del siglo XVII al primer liberalismo (Madrid: Editorial Biblioteca Nueva, 2013).

Reviews in the AHR February 2013

The American Historical Review 118/1 (February 2013).

Mariola Espinosa reviews Sherry Johnson, Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution (UNC Press, 2011).

E. Elizabeth Penry reviews Frank Salomon and Mercedes Niño-Murcia, The Lettered Mountain: A Peruvian Village’s Way with Writing (Duke University Press, 2011).

Mariana L.R. Dantas reviews Mariza de Carvalho Soares, People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro, trans. Jerry D. Metz (Duke University Press, 2011).

Tony Osborne reviews Laura Manzano Beana, Conflicting Words: The Peace Treaty of Münster (1648) and the Political Culture of the Dutch Republic and the Spanish Monarchy (Leuven University Press, 2011).

Helen Rawlings reviews Erin Kathleen Rowe, Saint and Nation: Santiago, Teresa of Avila, and Plural Identities in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, 2011).

Jolanta T. Pekacz reviews Susan Boynton, Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain (OUP, 2011).

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra reviews Helen Cowie, Conquering Nature in Spain and Its Empire, 1750-1850 (Manchester University Press, 2011).

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Manning on Leaving the Jesuits in the BSS, 89/5 2012

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89/5 2012 features:

Patricia W. Manning, “Repentance and Departure from the Society of Jesus in the Seventeenth-Century Province of Aragón.”

BSS 2012 Issue 4: The Print World of Early Modern Iberia

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies had a special issue last year entitled, “Exploring the Print World of Early Modern Iberia,” 89/4 (2012).

Alexander S. Wilkinson, “Foreword.”

Alexander S. Wilkinson, “Exploring the Print World of Early Modern Iberia.”

Andrew Pettegree, “North and South: Cultural Transmission in the Sixteenth-Century European Book World.”

Tess Knighton, “Preliminary Thoughts on the Dynamics of Music Printing in the Iberian Peninsula during the Sixteenth Century.”

Marinela García-Sempere and Alexander S. Wilkinson, “Catalán and the Book Industry in the Crown of Aragón, 1475-1601.”

Luna Nájera, “Contesting the Word: The Crown and the Printing Press in Colonial Spanish America.”

Peter Lahiff, “Printing, Patronage and Preferment: The Works of Andrés Laguna and the Dynamics of Humanist Publication in the Sixteenth Century.”

Clive Griffin, Cruz de Christo: A Strange Case of Printing in Sixteenth-Century Seville.”

Terence O’Reilly, “Early Printed Books in Spain and the Exercicios of Ignatius Loyola.”

New Books on the History of Economic Catastrophe in Spain

These two books offer historical background to a timely issue:

Francisco Comín y Mauro Hernández, eds., Crisis económicas en España, 1300-2012. Lecciones de la historia (Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2013).

Enrique Llopis y Jordi Maluquer de Motes, eds., España en crisis. Las grandes depresiones económicas, 1348-2012 (Barcelona: Ediciones de Pasado y Presente, 2013).

AHA 2013 New Orleans (Post Facto)

Sorry I didn’t get this out last year, but things got hectic. In the interest of being comprehensive, so we can see what our colleagues are up to. As always with the AHA, I am excluding Latin American panels and papers, since the Conference on Latin American History meets concurrently.

Spanish papers and panels at the American Historical Association Conference in New Orleans, January 2013:

Many Lives, Many Places, Many Stories: Spaces of Childhood in Early Modern Spain

AHA Session 94
Society for the History of Children and Youth 2
Friday, January 4, 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Balcony J (New Orleans Marriott)
Grace E. Coolidge, Grand Valley State University
Comment: Elizabeth Lehfeldt, Cleveland State University.

Revolt of the Municipalities: Localism and Local Experience in the Hispanic World

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 1
Friday, January 4, 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Evergreen Room (Sheraton New Orleans)
James M. Boyden, Tulane University
The Audience

Captives, Corsairs, and Empires: Networks of Maritime Violence in the Early Modern Mediterranean

AHA Session 136
Friday, January 4, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Cornet Room (Sheraton New Orleans)
Gillian L. Weiss, Case Western Reserve University
The Audience

Drugs and Medicine in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Alcohol and Drugs History Society 2
Friday, January 4, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Ellendale Room (Sheraton New Orleans)
Marcy S. Norton, George Washington University
The Audience

When Global Goes Local: Cuenca and Imperial Spain, 1525–79

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 2
Friday, January 4, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Evergreen Room (Sheraton New Orleans)
Marta V. Vicente, University of Kansas
Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas

Seminar: “Los hilos de Penélope. Lealtad y fidelidades en la Monarquía de España (1648-1714),” March 20-22 2013, UAM

(2013, Marzo ) Univ. Autónoma Madrid; Fac. Filosofía y Letras
1.3 Seminarios académicos, mesas redondas y conferencias

Seminario Científico “Los hilos de Penélope. Lealtad y fidelidades en la Monarquía de España (1648-1714)”. 20-22 de marzo de 2013,Salón de Actos de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
Enlaces a la información original:
Diptico Los hilos de Penelope.pdf

Nos complace invitarles al Seminario Científico “Los hilos de Penélope. Lealtad y fidelidades en la Monarquía de España (1648-1714)”. Este encuentro se celebrará los días 20-22 de marzo de 2013 en el Salón de Actos de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Su objetivo principal es crear un foro de debate para promover el análisis de prácticas y conceptos políticos, sociales y culturales relacionados con la lealtad, fidelidad y sus alteridades en un periodo fundamental para el devenir de la Monarquía de España durante la Alta Modernidad.

Por ello, les remitimos el programa del seminario, esperando contar con su asistencia y participación en el mismo.

Reciban un cordial saludo,

Roberto Quirós Rosado
Cristina Bravo Lozano

Seminario Tolerancias: Francisco Márquez, Madrid, March 15, 2013

Seminario Tolerancias II

Francisco Márquez Villanueva: “Identidades y fronteras culturales en el  Mundo Hispánico: una visión panorámica

Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:30
Sala ID – Caro Baroja
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
C/Albasanz, 28-28. Madrid

Ricardo García Cárcel

Con la participación de:
Linea Orienta en Occidente (CCHS-CSIC)
Grup de Recerca d’Estudis d’Història Cultural (GREHC-UAB)
Proyecto Inquisición, Cultura y vida cotidiana en el Mundo Hispánico (UCO)
Seminario Tolerancias

Thanks to Doris Moreno for the tip.

March Conference at UCLA: Cities and Empire in Early Modern Spanish World

Cities and Empire in the Early Modern Spanish Habsburg World
A conference at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
—organized by Peter Arnade (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) and Margaret Jacob (UCLA)
Saturday, March
2, 2013
As Richard L. Kagan has argued, the Spanish employed the founding of cities as a tool of imperial legitimacy in ways other emerging colonial powers did not, creating an “empire of cities.” In Europe, established urban centers from Brussels to Naples underwent political change and spatial redesign, often at the expense of older, republican commitments, while a new court capital, Madrid, was dramatically transformed. In the Americas, Mexico City was reshaped out of the violent demise of Tenochtitlan, while Lima was founded as a new viceregal capital and strategic alternative to the old Inca capital of Cuzco.

There has been some recent attention to the general contour of early modern Spanish cities, but none to the comparative issue of the city in the Habsburg world. This conference proposes to do just that, casting the net wide from northern Europe to Italy and the Viceroyalties of Peru and New Spain. Apart from the framework of the Habsburg Empire itself, the common denominator of our interest is the political construction and alteration of urban public space—how old communal spaces were remade into Baroque showcases of monarchical power and how, in overseas territories, urbanism was the cornerstone of monarchical legitimacy. Our end point will be the Baroque city of the seventeenth century and its transformed look, from grand public squares to royal citadels and new fortifications. We will explore the political motives and economic implications of the momentous spatial redesign, with special attention to city fortifications, marketplaces, public squares, royal residences, religious architecture, and pentagonal citadels.


–Registration form
Registration Deadline: February 22, 2013

Please click here for a printable registration form.

Registration Fees: $20 per person; UC faculty & staff, students with ID: no charge*

All students, UC faculty and staff may register via e-mail by sending their name, affiliation and phone number to

*Students should be prepared to provide their current University ID at the conference.

Complimentary lunch and other refreshments are provided to all registrants.

Please be aware that space at the Clark is limited and that registration closes when capacity is reached. Confirmation will be sent via email.

March 1
Program Schedule:
9:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Registration
10:00 a.m. Barbara Fuchs, University of California, Los Angeles

Peter Arnade, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Opening Remarks

Session 1: Urbanism in the Americas
Chair:  Teofilo Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, University of Nevada, Reno
The Politics of Recreation:  Ritual and the Alameda Central

Alejandro Cañeque, University of Maryland, College Park
Mexico City and the Martyrs of Japan: The Local and Imperial Identity of a New World Metropolis

Michael Schreffler, Virginia Commonwealth University
What Kind of Settlement Was Spanish Colonial Cuzco?

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 2: Habsburg Italian Cities
Chair:  Anna More, University of California, Los Angeles

Stefano D’Amico, Texas Tech University
The Governor, the Bishop and the Merchant: The Cathedral Square and the Use of Urban Space in Spanish Milan

John A. Marino, University of California, San Diego
The Way of the Viceroy:  Mapping Spanish Power in Baroque Naples

3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. Session 3: Imperial and Local Spaces
Chair: Charlene Villaseñor Black, University of California, Los Angeles
Alejandra B. Osorio, Wellesley College
The City, the King and Imperial Culture: Lima, Lisbon, Madrid, Naples and Manila

James S. Amelang, Autonomous University of Madrid
The Walk of the Town: The Origins of Early Modern Urban Discourse

Jesús Escobar, Northwestern University
The Babylon of the Spanish Habsburg World: Madrid and Its Representation


5:15 p.m. Reception
March 2
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration
10:00 a.m. Session 4: The Habsburg North
Chair: Peter Arnade, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Luc Duerloo, University of Antwerp
Courting the City: The Archdukes Albert and Isabella and Brussels

Martha Pollak, University of Illinois, Chicago
Antwerp’s Early Modern Military Assets and Political Ceremonies

Concluding Remarks

Richard L. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University
An Empire of Towns: Some New Perspectives

12:30 p.m. Program concludes