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Book Chapters in “Merchant Cultures,” Antunes & Bethencourt, eds

Merchant Cultures: A Global Approach to Spaces, Representations and Worlds of Trade, 1500-1800, Cátia A.P. Antunes and Francisco Bethencourt (Brill, 2022).

3. Commercial Practices by New Christian/Jewish Groups and Their Sense of “Cultural Identity,” “Loyalties” and “Belonging” by David Graizbord.

13. Doing Business with One’s Sovereign: Merchant-Banking and Portfolio Management in Habsburg Portugal and the Empire (1580-1640), by Edgar Pereira.

New Book: The Ibero-American Baroque, ed Alba-Koch

The Ibero-American Baroque, ed. Beatriz de Alba-Koch (University of Toronto Press, 2022).

Introduction: The Ibero-American Baroque as the First Global Culture
Beatriz de Alba-Koch

Part 1. Painting, Sculpture, and Other Arts

1. Transfers, Encounters, Innovations: The Church of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Penance in Ouro Preto
Luís de Moura Sobral

2. The Elevation of the Genre of “Shrine Paintings” in Peru
Evonne Levy

3. Baroque Reliquaries and Automatons as Representations of Eternal Life
Enrique Fernández

4. Marian Sculpture in Baroque Portuguese America 
Maria Beatriz de Mello e Souza

Part 2. Architecture

5. Presence and Absence: The Holy House of Loreto in Ibero-America
Clara Bargellini

6. From Intimate to Infinite Presence: The Camarín at Tepotzotlán
Ricardo Castro

7. Passion in Motion: The Way of the Cross as Performance in New Spain
Alena Robin

Part 3. Music

8. Music in Processions at the Jesuit Reducciones of Moxos and Chiquitos in Bolivia
Piotr Nawrot

9. Neapolitan Technology and Galant Style in a Novohispano Context: Eight Concerted Responsories by Ignacio Jerusalem
Lucero Enríquez Rubio

10. The Resonance of Sor Juana’s Villancicos in Spanish Cathedral Archives
Aurelio Tello

Part 4. Textual Continuities and Change

11. Emblems and Wit in the Hispanic Baroque according to Baltasar Gracián
Pablo Restrepo-Gautier

12. The Baroque as Paradox: Novelty and Printed Courtly Sermons in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century New Spain
Perla Chinchilla Pawling

13. The Literary Dream in Querétaro: A Baroque Genre and Enlightenment Ideals in New Spain
Beatriz de Alba-Koch

New Book: “Charles V, Prince Philip, and the Politics of Succession”

Charles V, Prince Philip, and the Politics of Succession: Imperial Festivities in Mons and Hainault, 1549, Margaret M. McGowan and Margaret Shewring, eds (Brepols, 2020).


Imperial Festivities in Mons and Hainault, 1549: Festivités impériales dans le Hainaut, 1549

Margaret M. McGowan and Margaret Shewring

Part I: Setting the Scene

Chapter 1. Prince Philip’s Itinerary across Europe, 1548–1550: An Overview

Margaret M. McGowan

Chapter 2. 1549: A Year of Grace for Emperor Charles V and His Subjects in the Low Countries

Hugo Soly

Chapter 3. The Transformation of Philip, Prince of Spain, into the Lord of the Low Countries

M. J. Rodríguez-Salgado

Chapter 4. The Entourage of Prince Philip in Connection with the Felicissimo Viaje: The Beginning of Burgundian Etiquette at the Spanish Court?

Félix Labrador Arroyo and José Eloy Hortal Muñoz

Part II: Entries

Chapter 5. Concordiam principum: The Triumphal Entry of Prince Philip into Milan (1548)

Francesca Bortoletti

Chapter 6. Prince Philip’s Entry into Ghent, 1549: History, Language, Architecture

Yves Pauwels

Chapter 7. The Importance of Being Present: The Performances of Prince Philip in Binche and Antwerp

Stijn Bussels

Part III: Décor

Chapter 8. The Enchantment of Woven Surfaces: The Seven Deadly Sins Tapestries and Habsburg Propaganda in Binche, 1549

Jessie Park

Chapter 9. Garden of Cast Flowers: The ‘Enchanted Salon’ and the Making of Sculptures for Festivals

Lisa Wiersma

Part IV: Entertainments

Chapter 10. The Tournament at Binche

Sydney Anglo

Chapter 11. Theatre of War: Armoured Combat at the Festivals of Binche

Tobias Capwell

Chapter 12. Masquerades at Binche: A New or Traditional Spectacle?

Margaret M. McGowan

Epilogue: Munich 1568

Fashioning Identities in Habsburg-ruled Lands: The 1568 Wedding of Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria, and Renée, Duchess of Lorraine

R. L. M. Morris


Prince Philip’s Journey Across Europe, 1548–1550: A Timetable of Dates and Places

New Book: Bouza, Cardim, Feros, “The Iberian World”

The Iberian World, 1450-1820, Fernando Bouza, Pedro Cardim, and Antonio Feros, eds (Routledge, 2020).

1 The shaping of the Iberian polities in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Xavier Gil 

2 The political constitution of the Iberian monarchies. Pedro Cardim, Antonio Feros, and Gaetano Sabatini 

3 The Iberian polities within Europe: politics and state building. José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez 

4 Religious identities in the Iberian worlds (1500-1700). Ronnie Po-chia Hsia and Federico Palomo 

5 Iberia, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Fernando Rodríguez Mediano 

6 The union between Portugal and the Spanish monarchy (1581– 1640). Jean-Frédéric Schaub 

7 Iberian society. Mafalda Soares da Cunha and Igor Knezevic 

8 Women and gender: structures and roles (1400-1820). Allyson M. Poska and Kirsten Schultz 

9 The peninsular economies and the impact of globalisation (ca. 1494-1700). Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla 

10 Cultures and communication across the Iberian world (fifteenth–seventeenth centuries). Fernando Bouza 

11 Religious conversion and identities in the Iberian peninsula. James S. Amelang and Mercedes García-Arenal 

12 Black Africans in the Iberian peninsula (1400–1820). Arlindo Caldeira and Antonio Feros

13 Iberian explorations: the construction of global empires (1450-1650). Giuseppe Marcocci 

14 Administration and government of the Iberian empires. Pilar Ponce Leiva and Alexander Ponsen 

15 Patterns of conquest and settlement of the Iberian Americas. Stuart B. Schwartz 

16 Asians in the Iberian world. Tatiana Seijas and Ângela Barreto Xavier 

17 Amerindians in the Iberian world. Maria Regina Celestino de Almeida and Tatiana Seijas 

18 Portugal, Spain, and the transatlantic slave trade. Roquinaldo Ferreira and Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva 

19 Colonial societies in Asia. Jorge Flores 

20 Europeans, Indians, and Africans in the making of colonial societies. Ida Altman and Thiago Krause 

21 Imperial economies. José L. Gasch-Tomás and Susana Münch Miranda 

22 Artistic experiences in the Iberian world, sixteenth–seventeenth centuries. Luisa Elena Alcalá and Nuno Senos

23 Enlightened politics in Portugal and Spain. M. Victoria López-Cordón and Nuno Gonçalo Monteiro 

24 Enlightened reformism in Iberian culture and science. Hugh Cagle and Matthew Crawford 

25 Imperial competition in the eighteenth-century Americas. Junia Ferreira Furtado and Gabriel Paquette 

26 Reform in Spanish and Portuguese America. Josep M. Fradera and Gabriel Paquette 

27 Social change in the eighteenth-century Iberian world. Michel Bertrand and Fernanda Olival 

28 New imperial economies. Regina Grafe and Jorge M. Pedreira


29 Protest and resistance against colonial rule in Iberian America. Hal Langfur and Charles F. Walker 

30 War and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic. Jeremy Adelman 

31 Portugal and Spain under the newly established liberal regimes. António Manuel Hespanha and José M. Portillo 

32 Independence in Iberian America. Anthony McFarlane and João Paulo Pimenta

Valerio, “Black Brotherhoods in the Iberian Atlantic,” LAH, Feb 2022

Miguel A. Valerio has a new entry, “Black Brotherhoods in the Iberian Atlantic,” in the “Latin American History” section of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia.

New Book: Women, Witchcraft & the Inquisition

Women, Witchcraft, and the Inquisition in Spain and the New World, ed. María Jesús Zamora Calvo (LSU Press, 2021).

Beatriz Monco Rebello, “Defeated Demons, Battered Women: The Bodies of Diabolical Possession.”

Sonia Perez-Villanueva, “The ‘Fallen Women’ of Francisco Rizi’s Profanacion de un crucifijio o Familia de herejes azotando un crucificio.”

Maria Jesus Zamora Calvo, “Catalina Mateo: Portrait of a Witch in Sixteenth-Century Castile.”

Alberto Ortiz, “Toward an Inquisitorial History of Binding Spells of Ligatures; The Case against Maria de la Concepcion, a Gypsy in New Spain.”

Cecilia Lopez-Riduara, “Maleficata Imponentia: From Malleus Maleficarum to the Eighteenth-Century Enchantresses of New Spain.”

Robin Ann Rice, “Midwives, Folk Medicine, and Magic in Early Modern Mexico.”

Yadira Munguia, “Self-Denunciation before the Inquisition: The Case of Felipa Oleata in Eighteenth-Century New Spain.”

Claudia Carranza Vera & Jair Antonio Acevedo Lopez, “The Personification of Erysipelas in Two Eighteenth-Century Spells from New Spain.”

Graciela Rodriguez Castanon, “The Cultural Construct of the Witch: Inquisitorial Discourses.”

Ana Maria Diaz Burgos, “Marital Pains, Heterodox Cures: Alternative Economies of Sorcery and Witchcraft during the Cartagena de Indias Inquisition.”

New Book: Iberian Empires & the Roots of Globalization

Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization, Ivonne del Valle, Anna More, and Rachel Sarah O’Toole, eds (Vanderbilt, 2019).

Introduction: Iberian Empires and a Theory of Early Modern Globalization, Ivonne del Valle, Anna Moore, and Rachel Sarah O’Toole.

1. Precious Metals in the Americas at the Beginning of the Global Economy, Bernd Hausberger.

2. A New Moses: Vasco de Quiroga’s Hospitals and the Transformation of “Indians” from “Barbaros” to “Pobres,” Ivonne del Valle.

3. Religion, Caste, and Race in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires: Local and Global Dimensions, Maria Elena Martinez.

4. The Portuguese Inquisition and Colonial Expansion: The “Honor” of Being Tried by the Holy Office, Bruno Feitler.

5. Jesuit Networks and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Alonso de Sandoval’s Naturaleza, policia sagrada y profana (1627), Anna More.

6. Household Challenges: The Laws of Slaveholding and the Practices of Freedom in Colonial Peru, Rachel Sarah O’Toole.

7. The Reason of Freedodm and the Freedom of Reason: The Neo-Scholastic Critique of African Slavery and Its Impact on the Construction of the Nineteenth-Century Republic in Spanish America, Maria Eugenia Chaves.

8. Jesuits and Indigenous Subjects in the Global Culture of Letters: Production, Circulation, and Adaptation of Missionary Texts in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Guillermo Wilde.

9. The Iridescent Enconchado, Charlene Villasenor Black.

10. “Idolatrous Images” and “True Images”: European Visual Culture and its Circulation in Early Modern China, Elisabetta Corsi.

11. Baarlaam and Josaphat in Early Modern Spain and the Colonial Philippines: Spiritual Exercises of Freedom at the Center and Periphery, Jody Blanco.

Afterword: Reimagining Colonial Latin America from a Global Perspective, Raul Marrero-Fente and Nicholas Spadaccini.

“Portugal, War, & Military Revolution,” Carvalhal, Murteira, & Lee de Jesus, eds

The First World Empire: Portugal, War, and Military Revolution, Hélder Carvalhal, André Murteira, and Roger Lee de Jesus, eds (Routledge, 2021).

Part 1: Fortifications and Military Revolution

1. Negotiating Early-Modernity in Azemmour, Morocco: Military Architecture in Transition

Ana Lopes and Jorge Correia

2. Early Modern Fortification: The Portuguese Experience and Engineer Education

Margarida Tavares da Conceição and Renata Araújo

3. Military Engineers, the Military Revolution, and the Defence of Portugal, 1640-1668

Lorraine White

Part 2: Size of the Armies and the Rise of the Fiscal State

4. Army Size, State Expenditure, and Warfare Culture in Sixteenth-Century Portugal

Hélder Carvalhal

5. Was there an Early Modern Military Revolution in Mainland Portugal?

Fernando Dores Costa

6. “Small Government or Big Government”? Assessing State Expansion in the War for Colonial Brazil

Miguel Dantas da Cruz

Part 3: Tradition and Innovation in Warfare

7. Transformation of Military Technology in Portugal: The Impact of the Iberian Union on Artillery

Brice Cossart

8. Portuguese Military Expeditions to Southeast Asia, 1597-1606

André Murteira

9. Reassessing Portuguese Military Superiority in Asia in the Sixteenth Century – the Case of Land Warfare

Roger Lee de Jesus

Part 4: Cultural Exchange and Circulation of Military Knowledge

10. The Portuguese Conquest of Angola in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1575-1641). A Military Revolution in West Central Africa?

Miguel Geraldes Rodrigues

11. Suppliers, Knowledge Brokers and Brothers-in-arms. Portuguese Aspects of Military Innovation in Makassar

Tristan Mostert

12. Military Innovation and Intrastate Warfare: Portuguese Artillery and Sieges During the Woukou Raids of the Mid-Sixteenth Century

Barend Noordam

13. The Military Revolution in Global History. East Asian Perspectives

Tonio Andrade

Edited Collection: “Gastronomical Arts in Spain,” de Armas & Mandrell, eds

The Gastronomical Arts in Spain: Food and Etiquette, Frederick A. de Armas and James Mandrell, eds (University of Toronto Press, 2022).


First Course: Foodstuffs

1. Divine Food: Making and Tasting Honey in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Ryan Giles

2. European Perspectives on the Olla Podrida and Other Early Modern Spanish Fare
Carolyn Nadeau

3. The Politics of the Origins of Maize
John Slater

Second Course: What to Eat and How

4. Dietetic Prescriptions for the Ruling Elite of the Kingdom of Navarra during the First Half of the Sixteenth Century: The Cases of Juan Rena and Juan de Alarcón
Fernando Serrano Larráyoz

5. Etiquette on the Stage: Spanish Renaissance Theatre and the History of Manners
Julio Vélez-Sainz

6. Celestial and Transgressive Banquets in the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age
Frederick A. de Armas

Third Course: Modern Appetites and Culinary Fashions

7. Extravagant Appetites, Hunger, and Identity: Food in Bourbon Spain
James Mandrell

8. The Representation of Gastronomy and Urbanity in the Journalistic Articles of Mariano José de Larra (1808–1837): Analysis of a Modern Perspective
Íñigo Sánchez-Llama

9. The Meaning of Meals in Galdós’s El amigo Manso
Dorota Heneghan

10. The Palate of Memory: Gastronomy and Cultural Criticism in Manuel Vásquez Montalbán
José Colmeiro

New Book: García Pérez, ed., “The Making of Juana of Austria”

The Making of Juana of Austria: Gender, Art, and Patronage in Early Modern Iberia, Noelia García Pérez, ed. (LSU Press, 2021).

Contributors include: Ana García Sanz, Anne J. Cruz, Annemarie Jordan, José Luis Gonzalo Sánchez-Molero, Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, M. J. Rodriguez-Salgado, Maria Angeles Toajas, Palma Martinez Burgos, Sheila ffolliott, Vanessa De Cruz Medina.