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Summer Vacation

I’m taking a break from blogging until early August. Have fun in Bruges, those of you who will be there!


New Book: Goodwin, “Spain, Centre of the World”

Robert Goodwin, Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682 (Bloomsbury Press, 2015).

Vicente Melo, “In Search of a Shared Language: Goan Diplomacy” in the JEMH 2016 no. 4

Joao Vicente Melo, “In Search of a Shared Language: The Goan Diplomatic Protocol,” Journal of Early Modern History 20/4 (2016).

Berco & Hershenzon in P&P, May 2016

Past and Present 231/1 (2016):

Cristian Berco, “Perception and the Mulatto Body in Inquisitorial Spain: A Neurohistory.”

Daniel Hershenzon, “The Political Economy of Ransom in the Early Modern Mediterranean.”

Articles in the JEMH – 2016 no. 3

Journal of Early Modern History 20/3 (2016):

Fernando Rodríguez Mediano, “Sacred Calendars: Calculation of the Hegira as a Historiographical Problem in Early Modern Spain.”

Liesbeth Geevers, “Dynasty and State Building in the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy: The Career of Emanuel Filiberto of Savoy.”

Eloy Gelabert reviews Parker in the RdL, June 27, 2016

Juan Eloy Gelabert reviews Geoffrey Parker, El rey imprudente: La biografia esencial de Felipe II (Planetas, 2015) in the Revista de Libros, June 27, 2016.

New Book: Cumming, “Vanishing Velázquez”

Laura Cumming, The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th-Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

New Book: Hall, “Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading”

Before Middle Passage: Translated Portugese Manuscript of the Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513-26, ed. and trans, Trevor P. Hall (Routledge, 2015).

New Book: Power & Rural Communities in Al-Andalus

Power and Rural  Communities in Al-Andalus: Ideological and Material Representations, A. Fábregas and F. Sabaté, eds (Brepols, 2016).

Includes the chapter by Luis Martínez Vázquez, “State Intervention in Rural Landscapes: Granada from the  Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries.”

New Book: Eire, “Reformations”

Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016).