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New Book: O’Callaghan, “Last Crusade in the West: Granada”

Joseph F. O’Callaghan, The Last Crusade in the West: Castile and the Conquest of Granada (Penn, 2014).


Fernández-Medina, “Vital Force and the Practices of Spanish Medicine” in RHM 68/2 (2015)

Nicolás Fernández-Medina, “The Body of the Letter: Vital Force and the Practices of Spanish Medicine in Juan de Cabriada’s Carta Filosofica, Medico-Chymica (1687)” Revista Hispánica Moderna 68/2 (2015): 109-125.

Reviews in the AHR, October 2015

The American Historical Review () 2015:

Claudia Brosseder reviews Gabriela Ramos and Yanna Yannakakis, eds, Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes (Duke, 2014).

Rachel Sarah O’Toole reviews Emily Berquist Soule, The Bishops’ Utopia: Envisioning Improvement in Colonial Peru (Penn, 2014).

Nicole von Germeten reviews Tatiana SeijasAsian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians (Cambridge, 2014).

David Coleman reviews Anne Marie Wolfe, Juan de Segovia and the Fight for Peace: Christians and Muslims in the Fifteenth Century (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014).

Grace E. Coolidge reviews Michael Crawford, The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465-1598 (Penn State University Press, 2014).

Reviews in RQ, Winter, 2015

Renaissance Quarterly 68/4 (2015) has the following reviews for us:

Kiril Petov reviews The Battle of Lepanto, Elizabeth R. Wright, Sarah Spence, and Andrew Lemons, eds (Harvard, 2014).

Noble David Cook reviews The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroque: Complex Identities in the Atlantic World, Harald E. Braun and Jesús Pérez-Magallón, eds (Ashgate, 2014).

Roger Louis Martinez-Davila reviews Marie-Theresa Hernández, The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Conversos: Uncovering Hidden Influences from Spain to Mexico (Rutgers University Press, 2014).

Sabine Hyland reviews Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural Transfers, Intellectual Disputes, and Textualities, Marc André Bernier, Clorinda Donato, and Hans-Jurgen Lusebrink, eds (Toronto, 2014).

New Book: Poska, “Gendered Crossings”

Allyson M. Poska, Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire (The University of New Mexico Press, 2016).

Articles by Ball & Nájera + Reviews in the Fall 2015 SJC

The Sixteenth Century Journal 46/3 (2015):

Rachael Ball, “‘Beautiful Serpents’ and Cathedras of Pestilence’: Traditions, Gendered Decline, and Political Crisis in Early Modern Spain and England.”

Luna Nájera, “The Deployment of the Classics in Early Modern Spanish Military Manuals.”

Núria Silleras-Fernández reviews The Life and Writings of Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza, Anne J. Cruz, ed. and trans. (Toronto, 2014).

Allyson M. Poska reviews Tamar Herzog, Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas (Harvard, 2015).

Georg Modestin reviews James S. Amelang, Parallel Histories: Muslims and Jews in Inquisitorial Spain (LSU, 2013).

Ronald H. Fritze reviews Robin Varnum, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).

Valentina Caldari reviews Rebecca Ard Boone, Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire (Pickering and Chatto, 2014).

Lisette Balabarca-Fataccioli reviews Anne Marie Wolf, Juan de Segovia and the Fight for Peace: Christians and Muslims in the Fifteenth Century (Notre Dame, 2014).

Jilian Williams reviews Barry L. Stiefel, Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: A Social and Architectural History (University of South Carolina Press, 2014).

Kris Lane reviews Regina Harrison, Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru: Spanish-Quechua Penitential Texts, 1560-1650 (Texas, 2014).

Freddy C. Domínguez reviews Geoffrey Parker, Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II (Yale, 2014).

Stephan Sander-Faes reviews The Battle of Lepanto, Elizabeth R. Wright, Sarah Spence, and Andrew Lemons, eds and trans. (Harvard, 2014).

Edwards Reviews Thomas, “World Without End” in the NYRB , Jan 14 2016

John Edwards reviews Hugh Thomas, World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire (Random House, 2015) in the New York Review of Books 63/1, January 14, 2016.

Spanish/LA-Related Job: FIU

Florida International University is advertising for a tenure-track job that includes: “emphasis in Atlantic Civilizations, but also interface with the Wolfsonian-FIU, The European and Eurasian Studies Program, and The Spanish & Mediterranean Studies Program in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs.”

Article: Tavarez, “La invención de un imperio comercial hispano, 1740-1756,” in Magallánica

Fidel Tavarez, “La invención de un imperio comercial hispano, 1740-1756,” Magallánica: revista de historia moderna 3 (2015).

Spanish Topics at the AHA, Atlanta, 2016

We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes pore over the American Historical Association program so you don’t have to! As always with the AHA, I am omitting all the colonial Latin America panels since the Conference on Latin American History meets concurrently with the AHA – you can find out their panels from their website.

Thursday, Jan 7: 3:30-5:30

“Early Modern Franco-Iberian Catholicism”

American Catholic Historical Association 4
Inman Room (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Conference Center Level)
Chair:Mary Corley Dunn, Saint Louis University
Cristiano Casalini, Boston College

Saturday, Jan 9: 11:30-1:30

“‘Global’ and Entangled Histories of Early Modernity, Part I”

AHA Session 190
Grand Ballroom A (Hilton Atlanta, Second Floor)
Chair: E. Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto Scarborough

Session Abstract

Over the past two decades, a growing body of scholarship on premodern circulation across political, linguistic, and religious boundaries has helped transform historians’ conceptualization of comparison, commensuration, and periodization. Employing a wide array of methods and varying scales of analysis, historians of the old world “oecumene” have emphasized the extent to which people, objects (including textual artifacts), practices, artistic styles, and even interpretive frameworks traversed spaces and temporal zones, and the implications of such dense circulations for our prevailing notions of cultural stasis and civilizational divides.

This double-session workshop intends to both take stock of this historiographical shift and to push the conversation forward by encouraging specialists to draw out common themes and shared methodological and conceptual challenges. It will feature eight presentations by young historians working across Eurasia (from North Africa and Europe to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean) and applying a variety of lenses to the study of material culture, textual production and consumption, architecture, and political economy from the fourteenth to the eighteenth (and, indeed, twenty-first) centuries. From addressing mobility on a small scale to considering trans-oceanic travel, and from attending to temporal changes over a human life course to those spanning centuries, the objects and analytical frames introduced in these presentations will interrogate some of the prevailing historiographical assumptions about early modernity.

In order to maximize opportunities for cross-fertilization across fields of specialization, and to encourage greater participation by the audience, presenters will pre-circulate/post in advance an “object of inquiry” (an artifact, a transcription, a translation). At the beginning of the workshop they would each frame their object and the methodological and/or conceptual problem they are hoping to tackle through it in a brief 5-10 minute opening comment. The remainder of the time would be dedicated to discussing participants’ chosen objects and to drawing connections and contrasts among them.

Saturday, Jan 9: 2:30-4:30

“Reconfiguring Empires: Spain’s Trastámara-Habsburg Transition in Context”

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 2
Room 302 (Hilton Atlanta, Third Floor)
Chair: Luis Morera, Baylor University
The Audience

Sunday, Jan 10: 8:30-10:30

“Reform, Mission, and Governance in Colonial Spanish America”

American Society of Church History 38
International Ballroom 2 (Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Level)
Chair: Jose Luis Ramos, Valparaiso University
Jose Luis Ramos, Valparaiso University