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Reviews in the RQ, Spring ’17

Renaissance Quarterly 70/1 (2017):

A. Katie Harris reviews Katrina Olds, Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain.

Susan Kellogg reviews Barbara E. Mundy, The Death of Aztec Tenochitlan, the Life of Mexico City.

Richard L. Kagan reviews The Global City: On the Streets of Renaissance Lisbon, Annemarie Jordan Gschwend and K.J.P. Lowe, eds.

Giorgio Caravale reviews Manuel Peña Díaz, Escribir y prohibir: Inquisición y censura en los Siglos de Oro.

Jaclyn Cohen-Steinberg reviews Laura S. Muñoz Pérez, Poder y escritura feminina en los tiempos del Conde-Duque Olivares (1621-1643): El desafío religioso de Teresa Valle.

María Cristina Quintero reviews Ana Zúñiga Lacruz, Mujer y poder en el teatro español del Siglo de Oro: La figura de la reina.

Matthew Ancell reviews Noellia S. Cimigliaro, Domus: Ficción y mundo doméstico en el Barroco español.

Krystal Farman reviews Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, The Glories of Qurerétaro: Chronicle of an Early Mexican Church Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe, ed. and trans. Stephanie Merrim.


Article & Reviews in JEMH 21/5, 2017

Journal of Early Modern History 21/5 (2017):

Jorge Cañizares Esguerra, “On Ignored Global ‘Scientific Revolutions.'”

Gregory E. O’Malley reviews Adrian Finucane, The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire.

Kris Alexanderson reviews Harry Kelsey, The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery.

Hilary Larkin reviews Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Barbara Fuchs & Emily Weissbourd, eds.

Yanay Israel reviews Nancy E. van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain.



Article & Reviews in the RQ, Winter ’16

Renaissance Quarterly 69/4 (2016):

Hugo Ribeiro da Silva, “Projecting Power: Cathedral Chapters and Public Rituals in Portugal, 1560-1650.”


Enrique González González reviews Gilbert Tournoy, ed. La correspondence de Guillaime Budé et Juan Luis Vives.

Carmen Ripollés reviews Ilenia Colón Mendoza, The Cristos yacentes of Gregorio Fernández: Polychrome Sculptures of the Supine Christ in Seventeenth-Century Spain.

Pablo González Tornel reviews Fernando Checa Cremades and Laura Fernández-González, eds, Festival Culture in the World of the Spanish Habsburgs.

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra reviews John T. Wing, Roots of Empire: Forests and State Power in Spain, c. 1500-1750.

Linda Newson reviews Trevor P. Hall, ed. and trans., Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories.

Bernadette Andrea reviews Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Barbara Fuchs and Emily Weissbourg, eds.

Burton, “Painting & Politics in El pintor de su deshonra,” BSS April 2017

Grace M Burton, “Painting and Politics in El pintor de su deshonra: Monarchy as a Work of Art,” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 94/5 (2017).

Reviews in the Summer ’16 RQ

Renaissance Quarterly, 69/2 (2016):

Frederick A. de Armas reviews Susan Byrne, Ficino in Spain.

John Slater reviews Bjørn Oklholm Skaarup, Anatomy and Anatomists in Early Modern Spain.

A. Katie Harris reviews The Expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain: A Mediterranean Diaspora, Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Weigers, eds.

Ruth MacKay reviews Erik Lars Myrup, Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese World.

CFP: “Health & Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective” – Essay Collection

We are seeking submissions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays tentatively titled

Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective.


This edited volume seeks to put into conversation a range of historical, literary, and cultural texts and objects related to the theory, practice, and experience of health and healing from an Iberian-Global and gendered perspective, between 1500-1700. We invite papers that broadly interrogate the concepts of “health” and “healing” from all geographical areas within early modern Iberia and its global kingdoms. We encourage innovative responses to the topics that include but are not limited to: interactions between healer and patient; health status, belief and spiritual (religious and magical) practices; creation and circulation of drugs, herbal remedies, and the status and representation of herbalists and apothecaries; the professionalization of medicine and gendered divisions of labor and care; recipe books, diet practices and access to food. We are also interested in the ways early modern health discourse intersected with the sensory world: how were health care decisions shaped by sight, smell, touch, sound, taste as well as feeling, believing, remembering and knowing?


We anticipate publishing this volume in paperback with a university press, with the potential for classroom adoption. Essays from practitioners of all disciplines are welcome. This volume aims to reach across the fields of Iberian and global early modern studies, history of science and medicine, and gender, sexuality and women’s studies.


Please send a 250 to 300-word proposal and CV to Margaret E. Boyle ( and Sarah E. Owens ( by January 15, 2018.  Authors will be notified no later than January 30, 2018. If the proposal is accepted by the press, completed essays would be expected approximately 6 months after acceptance date.





Margaret E. Boyle  |  Associate Professor 
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011
T: 207-798-4296

New Book: Murillo: The Self Portraits

Murillo: The Self Portraits, Xavier F. Salomon and Letizia Treves; With essays by María Álvarez-Garcillán, Silvia A. Centeno, Jaime García-Máiquez, Larry Keith, Dorothy Mahon, and Nicole Ryder (Yale, 2017).

New Book: Owens, “Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire”

Sarah E. Owens, Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2017).

New Book: Tutino, The Mexican Heartland

John Tutino, The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000 (Princeton, 2017).

Concert, “La música en tiempos de José de Gálvez (1720-1787), VI” – Málaga, Nov, 2017