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New Edited Collection: “Image of Elizabeth I in EM Spain”

The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain, Eduardo Olid Guerrero and Esther Fernández, eds (Nebraska, 2019).

Introduction: Semper Eadem, Semper Mutatio
Eduardo Olid Guerrero

Part 1. Anglo-Spanish Relations and the Politics of Elizabethan Queendom

1. From Friendship to Confrontation: Philip II, Elizabeth I, and Spanish-English Relations in the Sixteenth Century
Magdalena de Pazzis Pi Corrales

2. The Political Discourse on Elizabeth I in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain
Jesús M. Usunáriz

3. Antichrists, Pope Lovers, and Atheists: The Politics of Elizabeth I’s Christian Prayers and Meditations
Valerie Billing

4. Elizabeth I and the Politics of Representation: The Triumph over Spain
Mercedes Alcalá-Galán

Part 2. Visual and Literary Images of the Jezabel del Norte

5. In Search of Elizabeth I: Visual Representations of the Virgin Queen in Early Modern Spanish Sources
Claudia Mesa Higuera

6. Political Rhetoric in Lope de Vega’s Representation of Elizabeth I
Alejandro García-Reidy

7. Elizabeth I and Spanish Poetic Satyr: Political Context, Propaganda, and the Social Dimension of the Armada
Jesús-David Jerez-Gómez

Part 3. The Queen Is Dead! Isabel Tudor in the Spanish Ethos and for a Spanish Audience

8. Cervantes Upending Ribadeneira: Elizabeth I and the Reformation in Early Modern Spain
Alexander Samson

9. Elizabeth Tudor, the Elephant, and the Mirroring Cases of the Earl of Essex and the Duke of Biron
Adrián Izquierdo

10. Unmasking the Queen: Elizabeth I on the Early Modern Spanish Stage
Esther Fernández


New Book: “The Spanish Caribbean & the Atlantic World in the Long 16th Century”

The Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic World in the Long Sixteenth Century, Ida Altman and David Wheat, eds (Nebraska, 2019).

Ida Altman and David Wheat

Part 1. Indians in the Early Spanish Caribbean
1. The Cemí and the Cross: Hispaniola Indians and the Regular Clergy, 1494–1517
Lauren MacDonald

2. The Revolt of Agüeybaná II: Puerto Rico’s Interisland Connections
Cacey Farnsworth

3. War and Rescate: The Sixteenth-Century Circum-Caribbean Indigenous Slave Trade
Erin Stone

Part 2. Europeans in the Islands
4. Vasco Porcallo de Figueroa: Ambition, Fear, and Politics in Early Cuba
Ida Altman

5. Two Doñas: Aristocratic Women and Power in Colonial Cuba
Shannon Lalor

6. Between Acceptance and Exclusion: Spanish Responses to Portuguese Immigrants in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Caribbean
Brian Hamm

Part 3. Africans and the Spanish Caribbean
7. The Early Slave Trade to Spanish America: Caribbean Pathways, 1530–1580
Marc Eagle

8. Biafadas in Havana: West African Antecedents for Caribbean Social Interactions
David Wheat

Part 4. Environment and Health
9. Environment and the Politics of Relocation in the Caribbean Port of Veracruz, 1519–1599
J. M. H. Clark

10. Hospitals and Public Health in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Caribbean
Pablo F. Gómez
Part 5. International Commercial Networks

11. The Hispano-German Caribbean: South German Merchants and the Realities of European Consolidation, 1500–1540
Spencer Tyce

12. The Azorean Connection: Trajectories of Slaving, Piracy, and Trade in the Early Atlantic
Gabriel de Avilez Rocha

New Book: “The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere”

Parts of this will interest early modernists:

The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: From the Enlightenment to the Indignados, David Jiménez Torres and Leticia Villamediana González, eds (Berghahn, 2019).


Chapter 1. Spain and Habermas’s Public Sphere: A Revisionist View
Sally-Ann Kitts

Chapter 2. Benito Jerónimo Feijoo in the Initial Stages of the Spanish Public Sphere: Some Considerations
Noelia García Díaz

Chapter 3. ‘Of National Politeness’: Civility and National Character in Spanish Travel Accounts to Great Britain
Mónica Bolufer Peruga

New Edited Collection: “Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain”

Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain, Enrique García Santo-Tomás, ed. (Toronto, 2019).

Introduction: Great Theatres of the World

Part One: Technologies of Knowledge

1 From Mesopotamia to Madrid: The Legacy of Ancient and Medieval Science in Early Modern Spain

2 The Technological Environment of the Early Modern Spanish Stage

3 Gridded Fascinations: Early Modern Drama’s Geometric Synthesis

Part Two: Stages of Science

4 Curing the Malady of Lovesickness: Medicine and Physicians in Early Spanish Theatre

5 Poison(ing) and Spanish Comedia

6 The Soul under Siege: Strategy and Neostoicism in Calderón de la Barca’s El sitio de Bredá

Part Three: Performing Numbers

7 Figures of Arithmetic: Numeracy, Calculation, and Accounting in the Comedia

8 Automatons and the Early Modern Drama of Skepticism

9 Daedalean Epistemology: Staging the Labyrinth of Knowledge in Velázquez’s Las Hilanderas and Calderón de la Barca’s Los tres mayores prodigios

Conclusion: Looking Behind the Curtain: Clues of Early Modern Spanish Science

Book Chapter: Obradors-Suazo, “Making the Citizen, Building the Citizenry”

Carolina Obradors-Suazo, “Making the citizen, building the citizenry. Family and citizenship in fifteenth-century Barcelona.”

In Cities and Solidarities: Urban Communities in Pre-Modern Europe, Justin Colson and Arie van Steensel, eds (Routledge, (017).

Book Chapters in “Compel People to Come In” by Zeron & Agnolin

Compel People to Come In: Violence and Catholic Conversions in the non-European World, Vincenzo Lavenia, Stefanie Pastore, Sabina Pavone, & Chiara Petrolini, eds (Edizione Cartacea, 2018).

Carlos Zeron, “Different Perceptions on the Topic of Forced Conversion, after the South Atlantic Experience.”

Adone Agnolin, “Violence and Adaptability of the Word: Jesuits and Natives in Portuguese America (16th-17th Centuries).”

New Book: “Palacios, plazas, patíbulos”

Palacios, plazas, patíbulos, James S. Amelang, Fernando Andrés Robres, Rafael Benítez Sánchez Blanco, Ricardo Franch Benavent, & Mirian Galante Becerril, eds (Tiranto lo Blanch, 2018).

New Book: Polemical Encounters, García-Arenal & Wiegers, eds

Polemical Encounters: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond, Mercedes García-Arenal, and Gerard Wiegers, eds (Penn State, 2018).

Part I The Medieval Iberian World

1. “‘When I Argue with Them in Hebrew and Aramaic’: Tathlīth al-waḥdānīyah, Ramon Martí, and Proofs of Jesus’s Messiahship,” Thomas E. Burman

2. “Qurʾānic Quotations in Latin: Translation, Tradition, and Fiction in Polemical Literature,” Antoni Biosca i Bas and Óscar de la Cruz

3. “The Mudejar Polemic Ta’yīd al-Milla and Conversion between Islam and Judaism in the Christian Territories of the Iberian Peninsula,” Mònica Colominas Aparicio

4. “‘Sermo ad conversos, christianos et sarracenos’: Polemical and Rhetorical Strategies in the Sermons of Vincent Ferrer to Mixed Audiences of Christians and Muslims,” Linda G. Jones

Part II Around the Forced Conversions

5. “Jewish Anti-Christian Polemics in Light of Mass Conversion to Christianity,” Daniel J. Lasker

6. “Theology of the Laws and Anti-Judaizing Polemics in Hernando de Talavera’s Católica impugnación,” Davide Scotto

7. “The Double Polemic of Martín de Figuerola’s Lumbre de fe contra el Alcorán,” Mercedes García-Arenal

8. “Art of Conversion? The Visual Policies of the Jesuits, Dominicans, and Mercedarians in Valencia,” Borja Franco Llopis

9. “Marcos Dobelio’s Polemics against the Authenticity of the Granadan Lead Books in Light of the Original Arabic Sources,” Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld and Gerard Wiegers

Part III Mediterranean and European Transfers

10. “Prisons and Polemics: Captivity, Confinement, and Medieval Interreligious Encounter,” Ryan Szpiech

11. “The Libre de bons amonestaments by ‘Abd Allāh al-Tarjumān: A Guidebook for Old and New Christians,” John Dagenais

12. “Poetics and Polemics: Ibrahim Taybili’s Anti-Christian Polemical Treatise in Verse,” Teresa Soto

13. “Torah Alone: Protestantism as Model and Target of Sephardi Religious Polemics in the Early Modern Netherlands,” Carsten Wilke

New Book: A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance

A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance, Hilaire Kallendorf, ed (Brill, 2018).

Part 1 Politics and Government

1 Laying the Foundations for a Spanish Renaissance: Late Medieval Politics and Government   Harald E. Braun

2 Politics and Government in the Spanish Empire during the 16th Century   Fabien Montcher

Part 2 Empire and Ethnicity

3 The Spanish Colonial Empire in the Renaissance: Establishing the First Global Culture   Beatriz de Alba-Koch

4 Ethnic Groups in Renaissance Spain   Mayte Green-Mercado

Part 3 Culture and Society

5 Daily Life and the Family in Renaissance Spain   Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt

6 Birth and Death in the Spanish Renaissance   Stephanie L. Fink

7 Religion   Henry Kamen

8 Fashioning Disease: Narrative and the Sick Body in the Spanish Inquisition   Cristian Berco

Part 4 ‘High’ and ‘Low’

9 Nobles and Court Culture   Ignacio Navarrete and Elizabeth Ashcroft Terry-Roisin

10 Popular Culture, Spanish Law Courts, and the Early Modern State   Edward Behrend-Martínez

11 Civic Ritual, Urban Life   Enrique García Santo-Tomás

12 Community and the Common Good in Early Modern Castile   Ruth MacKay

Part 5 Humanists and Their Legacy

13 Intellectual Life   Lía Schwartz and Susan Byrne

14 Ladies, Libraries and Literacy in Early Modern Spain   Elizabeth Teresa Howe

15 Philosophy, Law and Mysticism in Renaissance Spain   Bernie Cantens

Part 6 Artistic Production

16 The Literature of the Spanish Renaissance   J.A. Garrido Ardila

17 Painting and Sculpture   Jeffrey Schrader

18 Visual Culture: Art and Ekphrasis in Early Modern Spain   Frederick A. de Armas

Part 7 Currents and Currency

19 Spanish Science in the Age of the New   William Eamon

20 Doing Things with Money in Early Modern Spain   Elvira Vilches

21 Historiographyand European Perceptions of Spain   Michael J. Levin

New Book: “Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy”

Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy, Catia Brilli & Manuel Herrero Sánchez, eds (Routledge, 2017).

1. The business relations, identities and political resources of Italian merchants in the early-modern Spanish monarchy: some introductory remarks Manuel Herrero Sánchez

2. Tuscan merchants in Andalusia: a historiographical debate Angela Orlandi

3. A Genoese merchant and banker in the Kingdom of Naples: Ottavio Serra and his business network in the Spanish polycentric system, c.1590–1620 Yasmina Rocío Ben Yessef Garfia

4. Looking through the mirrors: materiality and intimacy at Domenico Grillo’s mansion in Baroque Madrid Felipe Gaitán Ammann

5. Small but powerful: networking strategies and the trade business of Habsburg-Italian merchants in Cadiz in the second half of the eighteenth century Klemens Kaps

6. Coping with Iberian monopolies: Genoese trade networks and formal institutions in Spain and Portugal during the second half of the eighteenth century Catia Brilli