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New Edition: Phillips & Phillips, “Concise History of Spain”

William D. Phillips, Jr., and Carla Rahn Phillips, A Concise History of Spain, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, 2015).


Clark Reviews “Goya: The Portraits” at the National Gallery in LRB

T.J. Clark reviews “Goya: The Portraits” at the National Gallery (until January 16, 2016) in The London Review of Books 37/22 (19 November, 2015).

New Book: Molesky, “This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon”

Mark Molesky, This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason (Knopf, 2015).

New Book: Pardo, “Honor & Personhood in Early Modern Mexico”

Osvaldo F. Pardo, Honor and Personhood in Early Modern Mexico (University of Michigan Press, 2015).

Wheeler Reviews “Goya: The Portraits” at the National Gallery in TLS, Nov 6, 2015

In the Times Literary Supplement, Nov 6, 2015, Duncan Wheeler reviews “Goya: The Portraits,” at the National Gallery.

The exhibition itself runs through January 10, 2016.

New Book: Uribe-Uran, “Fatal Love”

Victor M. Uribe-Uran, Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic (Stanford, 2015).

Schwartz, “Sea of Storms,” on Cundill Short List

This is a little late, since the finalists and winner have already been announced but previous to that Stuart B. Schwartz, Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Princeton, 2015) was on the Short List for the 2015 Cundill Prize. Congratulations!

2015 Bainton Prize: Harrison, “Sin & Confession in Colonial Peru”

Congratulations to Regina Harrison, whose Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru: Spanish-Quechua Penitential Texts, 1560-1640 (University of Texas Press, 2014) won the Bainton Prize at last week’s Sixteenth Century Society Conference!