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Economic Recovery in Today’s Spain?

I hope that Peter S. Goodman is right in this NY Times piece, although unemployment is still very high. But Jim Amelang’s talk to us at ASPHS in Boston a few years ago remains seared into my brain.



Nieto Sánchez & Zofío Llorente, “Return of the Guilds” in JSH, Winter 2016

José Antolín Nieto Sánchez and Juan Carlos Zofío Llorente, “Return of the Guilds: A View from Early Modern Madrid,” Journal of Social History 50/2 (2016).

DeVun Reviews “Sex, Identity, & Hermaphrodites” in JHS, May 2016

The Journal of the History of Sexuality 25/2 (2016):

Leah DeVun reviews Richard Cleminson & Francisco Vázquez GarcíaSex, Identity, and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500-1800 (Pickering and Chatto, 2013).

Link to review requires subscription to Project Muse.

New Book: Tremlett, Isabella of Castile (plus Reviews)

Giles Tremlett, Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Henry Kamen reviews Tremlett, Isabella of Castile, in the Times Literary Supplement 5964, July 18, 2017.

Alexander Larman reviews Tremlett, Isabella of Castile, in the Guardian, March 19, 2017.

Reviews in JSH, Spring 2016

Journal of Social History 49/3 (2016):

George Reid Andrews reviews Ann Twinam, Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies (Stanford, 2015).

Joan Bristol reviews Alcohol in Latin America: A Social History, Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui, eds (University of Arizona Press, 2014).

Articles in the BSS 94/3, 2017

Bulletin of Spanish Studies 94/3 (2017):

Óscar Sendón, “Marcas y convenciones genéricas en el Discurso de mi vida (1630) de Alonso de Contreras y otras vidas de soldados de la Primera Modernidad.”

Simon Lee, “Succour for the Faithful and Defeat for the Moor: Divine Intervention in José Luzón’s Paintings for the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Zaragoza la Vieja, San Miguel de los Navarros, Zaragoza.”

New Book: Parker & Starr-LeBeau, “Judging Faith, Punishing Sin”

Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, eds, Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World (Cambridge, 2017).

Introduction Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau

Part I. Institutional Contexts and Operations
Section 1. Local Contexts and Regional Variations:
1. Consistories Raymond A. Mentzer
2. Inquisitions Christopher F. Black

Section 2. Tribunals and Jurisdictions:
3. Consistories Margo Todd
4. Inquisitions Gretchen Starr-LeBeau and Kimberly Lynn
5. Consistories and civil authorities Sara Beam
6. Episcopal courts in Iberia, Italy, and Latin America Edward Behrend-Martínez
7. Church courts in England Martin Ingram

Section 3. Judges and Shepherds:
8. Consistories William Naphy
9. Inquisitions Kimberly Lynn

Section 4. Inquisition and Consistory Records:
10. Consistories Christian Grosse, translated by Charles Parker
11. Inquisitions Kim Siebenhüner, translated by Heidi Bek

Part II. Consistories and Inquisitions in Action
Section 5. Programs of Moral and Religious Reform:
12. Consistories Philippe Chareyre, translated by Charles H. Parker
13. Inquisitions Doris Moreno Martínez, translated by Gretchen Starr-LeBeau

Section 6. Victims as Actors:
14. Consistories Timothy Fehler
15. Inquisitions Lu Ann Homza

Section 7. Negotiating Penance:
16. Consistories Karen E. Spierling
17. Inquisitions John F. Chuchiak, IV

Section 8. Gender on Trial: Attitudes toward Femininity and Masculinity:
18. Consistories Jeffrey Watt
19. Inquisitions Allyson M. Poska

Part III. Ecclesiastical Discipline’s Expanding Reach and Decline: Section 9. Disciplinary Institutions in the Atlantic World:
20. Consistories Mark Meuwese
21. Inquisitions Allyson Poska

Section 10. Disciplinary Institutions in an Asian Environment:
22. Consistories Hendrik E. Niemeijer
23. Inquisitions Bruno Feitler

Section 11. The Endgame: The Decline of Institutional Correction:
24. Consistories Jo Spaans
25. Inquisitions James E. Wadsworth

Conclusion. Reformations of penance and scholarly renascences William Monter