Ray Ball, “Public Theater and Health Care in the Early Modern Spanish World,” Nursing Clio, April 19, 2018.
This isn’t really breaking news, but I’m reading it for an Atlantic World History grad course I’m teaching, and Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge, 2014), is one of the best books I’ve read in a while.
To be honest, the best two books in the entire course have been that one and James H Sweet’s Domingos Álvares, Africa Healing, and the Intellectual History of the New World (UNC Press, 2013) are the two best books in the whole class, most of which is taken up with the British Atlantic. Proud for our fellow Iberianists!
(I’d read Sweet’s book before, otherwise I’d say it, too, was one of the best books I’ve read in a while..)
Andalucía en el mundo atlántico moderno: Agentes y escenarios, Juan José Iglesias Rodríguez and José Jaime García Bernal, eds (Silex Ediciones, 2018).
De Ilustrados a patriotas: Individuo y cambio histórico en la Monarquía española, Teresa Nava Rodríguez, ed. (Silex Ediciones, 2018).
The Spanish Golden Age: Painting and Sculpture in the Time of Velázquez, ed. Staadliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstalle München (Hirmer, 2016).