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Reviews in the JWH, Dec 2017

Journal of World History 28/3-4 (2017):

Heather R. Peterson reviews Nancy van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Duke, 2015).

Susan Kellogg reviews Amber BrianAlva Ixtlilxochitl’s Native Archive and the Circulation of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico (Vanderbilt, 2016) and Karoline P. Cook, Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America (Penn, 2016).

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

Pernille Røge reviews Anthony Pagden, The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present (Cambridge, 2015).


Burke, Clossey, & Fernández-Armesto, “The Global Renaissance” in JWH, March 2017

Journal of World History 28/1 (2017):

Peter Burke, Luke Clossey, & Felipe Fernández-Armesto, “The Global Renaissance.”

Coates Reviews Laband in the JMiH, July 2017

Journal of Military History 81/3 (2017):

Timothy J. Coates reviews John Laband, Bringers of War: The Portuguese in Africa during the Age of Gunpowder and Sail, from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries (Frontline Books, 2013).

Tagliacozzo Review Article in JWH, Dec 2016

Journal of World History 27/4 (2016):

Eric Tagliacozzo, “Travel, Transport and Trade in Asian HIistory: New Directions in the Field,” reviews By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia by Barry Cunliffe, and: Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia over the Long Eighteenth Century ed. by Tsukaya Mizushima, George Souza, and Dennis Flynn, and: Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600–1800 ed. by Lin Yu-Ju and Madeline Zelin, and: The Age of Trade: The Manila Galleons and the Dawn of the Global Economy by Arturo Giraldez, and: Spain, China and Japan in Manila, 1571–1644: Local Comparisons and Global Connections by Birgit Tremml-Werner, and: The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network by Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers, and: The Indian Ocean: A World History by Edward Alpers.

Herzog in an “AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, & Boundaries” in the AHR, Dec 2017

American Historical Review 122/5 (2017):

AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, & Boundaries in World History: Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Tamar Herzog, Daniel Jütte, Carl Nightingale, William Rankin, Karen Weitzberg.

Job Ad: Early Modern Europe & the World, Northeastern Illinois

This seems like something many of us would be interested in (from H-Net):

Northeastern Illinois University, History

Early Modern Europe and the World


Institution Type: College / University
Location: IllinoisUnited States
Position: Assistant Professor


Early Modern Europe and the World: Assistant Professor with a strong field in Europe (excluding Russia) from c. 1450-c. 1789.  Desirable fields include, but are not limited to, transnational processes such as trade, migration, capitalism, the history of science and technology, or the formation of European states. The successful candidate will be required to teach within the department’s Western Civilization sequence, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in her/his specialty.  The ability to teach historical methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels is a plus, as would be experience with digital historical sources and new media.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and evidence of teaching preparation (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.).  Materials can be sent to Professor Francesca Morgan, Chair, Early Modern Europe Search, Dept. of History, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625-4699.   Electronic submissions are welcome: .  Review of applications begins February 20, 2018. 

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University enrolls about 9,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.


Contact: Prof. Francesca Morgan,
Primary Category: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Secondary Categories: European History / Studies
Posting Date: 02/02/2018
Closing Date 03/15/2018

New Book: Leavitt-Alcántara, “Alone at the Altar”

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara, Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870 (Stanford, 2018).

Konstantinova Reviews Martínez in the JMiH April 2017

Journal of Military History 81/2 (2017):

Iana Constantinova reviews Miguel Martínez, Front Lines: Soldiers’ Writing in the Early Modern Hispanic World (Penn, 2016).

Reviews in the AHR, October 2017

The American Historical Review 122/4 (2017):

Arturo Giraldez reviews Guillermo Pérez Sarrión, The Emergence of a National Market in Spain, 1650-1800: Trade Networks, Foreign Powers, and the State (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

Patrick Speelman reviews Rafael Torres Sánchez, Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 2016).

Kendall W. Brown reviews Christopher Storrs, The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748 (Yale, 2016).

Articles & Review in the JEMH 2017 #6

Journal of Early Modern History 22/6 (2017):

Martin Jacobs, “Sephardic Migration and Cultural Transfer: The Ottoman and Spanish Expansion through a Cinquecento Jewish Lens.”

José Pedro Paiva, “The Inquisition Tribunal in Goa: Why and for What Purpose?”

Matteo Binasco reviews Thomas O’Connor, Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition. Migrants, Converts and Brokers in Early Modern Iberia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).