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María Elena Martínez Obituary from USC

The University of Southern California has an obituary on its website for María Elena Martínez.


New Book: Kuethe & Andrien, “The Spanish Atlantic World in the 18th Century”

Allan J. Kuethe and Kenneth J. Andrien, The Spanish Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century: War and the Bourbon Reforms, 1713-1796 (Cambridge, 2014).

“Early Modern Habsburg Women” Receives Honor

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women singled out Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Dynastic  Continuities, Cultural Politics, Anne J. Cruz and María Galli Stampino, eds (Ashgate, 2013) for Honorary Mention for the 2013 Best Collaborative Project.

JEMH 18/6: Hershenzon, “Muley Zidan and the Escorial Library”

Daniel Hershenzon, “Traveling Libraries: The Arabic Manuscripts of Muley Zidan and the Escorial LIbrary,” Journal of Early Modern History 18/6 (2014): 535-58.

Sad News: María Elena Martínez

I regret to report that María Elena Martínez has died, according to the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

Special Issue of JEMH: “War, Conscience, and Counsel in Early Modern Catholic Europe”

The Journal of Early Modern History 18/5 (2014) is a special issue devoted to “War, Conscience, and Counsel in Early Modern Catholic Europe.”

Nicole Reinhardt, “Introduction: War, Conscience, and Counsel in Early Modern Catholic Europe.”

Vincenzo Lavenia, “Conscience and Catholic Discipline of War: Sins and Crimes.”

Giuseppe Marcocci, “Conscience and Empire: Politics and Moral Theology in the Early Modern Portuguese World.”

Nicole Reinhardt, “Just War, Royal Conscience and the Crisis of Theological Counsel in the Early Seventeenth Century.”


Past & Present May 2014, Review Article: Elliott on Rebellion in the Mezzogiorno

J.H. Elliott, “Reform and Revolution in the Early Modern Mezzogiorno,” Past and Present 224/1 (2014): 283-96.

J.H. Elliott, age 84, is publishing review articles for Past & Present while here you are surfing the internet…

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Carmen Sanz Ayán Wins the Premio Nacional de Historia

Congratulations to Carmen Sanz Ayán, who has won the Premio Nacional de Historia for Los banqueros y la crisis de la monarquía hispànica de 1640 (Marcial Pons, 2013).

New Book: Vermeir, Raeymaekers, & Hortal Muñoz, “A Constellation of Courts”

René Vermeir, Dries Raeymaekers, and José Eloy Hortal Muñoz, eds, A Constellation of Courts: The Courts and Households of Habsburg Europe, 1550-1665 (Cornell, 2014).

New Book: Deurbergue, “Altarpiece Painting and Valencian Culture”

Maxime Deurbergue, Visual Liturgy: Altarpiece Painting and Valencian Culture (1442-1519) (Brepols, 2014).