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New Book Series: The Portuguese-Speaking World, at Sussex

Sussex Academic Press announces a new book series:

The Portuguese-Speaking World

Its History, Politics and Culture


The Series Editors

António Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon)
Onésimo T. Almeida (Brown University)
Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (University of Coimbra)


This new series will publish high-quality scholarly books on the entire spectrum of the Portuguese-speaking world, with particular emphasis on the modern history, culture, and politics of Portugal, Brazil, and Africa. The series, which will be open to a variety of approaches, will offer fresh insights into a wide range of topics covering diverse historical and geographical contexts. Particular preferences will be given to books that reflect interdisciplinarity and innovative methodologies.


The editors encourage the submission of proposals for single author as well as collective volumes. A proposal from can be downloaded from the Press website at, and following the link to “Publishing your book with SAP”


Reviews in the April ’16 AHR

American Historical Review 121/2 (2016):

Featured Reviews:

Thomas S. Ashbridge reviews Brian A. Catlos, Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c. 1050-1614 (Cambridge, 2014).

Shawn W. Miller reviews Stuart B. Schwartz, Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Princeton, 2015).


Ida Altman reviews Nancy E. van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Duke, 2015).

Job: Spanish or Latin America, UCL

Lecturer in Spanish and / or Latin American History required

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University College London

Salary £37,524 to £40, 716 per annum (Grade 7) and £41,844 to £49,362 per annum (Grade 8)

UCL invites applications for a Lectureship in Spanish and / or Latin American History. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 September, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. The postholder will be expected to contribute to the Department’s and Faculty’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to contribute to the running of the Department, the School and the University generally. The postholder will be encouraged to develop their individual research interests and to lead or participate in collaborative research projects. Applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as established scholars are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 13 May 2016

Hernández-Ramírez, “Barroco, monstruosidad y mercancía en Fernández de Oviedo,” HR Winter 2016

Azucena Hernández-Ramírez, “Barroco, monstruosidad y mercancía en Historia general y natural de las Indias, de Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo,” Hispanic Review 84/1 (Winter 2016).


Zafra, “Mujeres Sueltas,” & Reviews in HR, Fall 2014

Hispanic Studies 82/4 (Fall 2014):

Enriqueta Zafra, “El caso de las ‘Mujeres Sueltas’: Isabella de Luna, prostituta en el ejército imperial y cortesana española en Roma, y la Monja Alférez, Catalina de Erauso.”

Eli Cohen reviews Lucia Binotti, Cultural Capital, Language, and National Identity in Imperial Spain (Tamesis, 2012).


Berco, “Perception and the Mulatto Body in Inquisitorial Spain,” P&P April 2016

Cristian Berco, “Perception and the Mulatto Body in Inquisitorial Spain: A Neurohistory,” Past and Present 230/2 (2016).

New Book: Palos & Sánchez, “Dynastic Marriages & Cultural Transfer”

Early Modern Dynastic Marriages and Cultural Transfer, Joan-LluÍs Palos and Magdalena S. Sánchez, eds (Routledge, 2015).

Nalle Article & Review in JEMH 2016 #2

The Journal of Early Modern History 20/2 (2016):

Sara T. Nalle, “Reckoning with One’s Life: Numeracy, Life Course, and Signs of Modernity among the Conversos of Early Modern Castile.”

Daniel Hershenzon reviews Céline Dauverd, Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Genoese Merchants and the Spanish Crown (Cambridge, 2015).

New Book: O’Connell & Dursteler, “The Mediterranean World”

Monique O’Connell and Eric R. Dursteler, The Mediterranean World: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon (JHU Press, 2016).

Flores on Portuguese Indian Frontiers in the JEMH 19/6

Journal of Early Modern History 19/6 (2015):

Jorge Flores, “The Mogor as Venemous Hydra: Forging the Mughal-Portuguese Frontier.”