Book chapters

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Chapters in “The Dialectics of Orientalism”

The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern EuropeMarcus Keller and Javier Irigoyen-García, eds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Oumelbanine Zhiri, “A Captive Library between Morocco and Spain.”

José Gasch-Tomás, et al., “The Discourse Regarding the Chinese and Muslim Worlds in the Hispanic Empire (New Spain and Castile, c. 1550-1630).”

Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, “Mapping Islam in the Philippines: Moro Anxieties of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific.”

Natalio Ohanna, “The Invention of Europe and the Intellectual Struggle for Political Imagination: Spanish Humanism on the Ottomans.”



Herzog, “Struggling over Indians” in “Empire By Treaty”

Tamar Herzog has a chapter, “Struggling Over Indians: Territorial Conflict and Alliance-Making in the Heartland of South America (17th and 18th Centuries),” in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900, Saliha Belmessous, ed. (Oxford, 2017).

New Book: Parker & Starr-LeBeau, “Judging Faith, Punishing Sin”

Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, eds, Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World (Cambridge, 2017).

Introduction Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau

Part I. Institutional Contexts and Operations
Section 1. Local Contexts and Regional Variations:
1. Consistories Raymond A. Mentzer
2. Inquisitions Christopher F. Black

Section 2. Tribunals and Jurisdictions:
3. Consistories Margo Todd
4. Inquisitions Gretchen Starr-LeBeau and Kimberly Lynn
5. Consistories and civil authorities Sara Beam
6. Episcopal courts in Iberia, Italy, and Latin America Edward Behrend-Martínez
7. Church courts in England Martin Ingram

Section 3. Judges and Shepherds:
8. Consistories William Naphy
9. Inquisitions Kimberly Lynn

Section 4. Inquisition and Consistory Records:
10. Consistories Christian Grosse, translated by Charles Parker
11. Inquisitions Kim Siebenhüner, translated by Heidi Bek

Part II. Consistories and Inquisitions in Action
Section 5. Programs of Moral and Religious Reform:
12. Consistories Philippe Chareyre, translated by Charles H. Parker
13. Inquisitions Doris Moreno Martínez, translated by Gretchen Starr-LeBeau

Section 6. Victims as Actors:
14. Consistories Timothy Fehler
15. Inquisitions Lu Ann Homza

Section 7. Negotiating Penance:
16. Consistories Karen E. Spierling
17. Inquisitions John F. Chuchiak, IV

Section 8. Gender on Trial: Attitudes toward Femininity and Masculinity:
18. Consistories Jeffrey Watt
19. Inquisitions Allyson M. Poska

Part III. Ecclesiastical Discipline’s Expanding Reach and Decline: Section 9. Disciplinary Institutions in the Atlantic World:
20. Consistories Mark Meuwese
21. Inquisitions Allyson Poska

Section 10. Disciplinary Institutions in an Asian Environment:
22. Consistories Hendrik E. Niemeijer
23. Inquisitions Bruno Feitler

Section 11. The Endgame: The Decline of Institutional Correction:
24. Consistories Jo Spaans
25. Inquisitions James E. Wadsworth

Conclusion. Reformations of penance and scholarly renascences William Monter

New Book: After Conversion

After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, ed. Mercedes García-Arenal (Brill, 2016).

Mercedes García-Arenal

Part I: Biblical Culture, Jewish Antiquities and New Forms of Sacred History

1. Nebuchadnezzar’s Jewish Legions: Sephardic Legends’ Journey from Biblical Polemic to Humanist History
Adam G. Beaver

2. Biblical Translations and Literalness in Early Modern Spain
Fernando Rodríguez Mediano

3. Language as Archive: Etymologies and the Remote History of Spain
Valeria López Fadul

4. The Search for Evidence: The Relics of Martyred Saints and Their Worship in Cordoba after the Council of Trent
Cécile Vincent-Cassy

Part II: Iberian Polemics, Readings of the Qurʾān and the Rise of European Orientalism

5. Textual Agnogenesis and the Polysemy of the Reader: Early Modern European Readings of Qur’ānic Embryology
Pier Mattia Tommasino

6. A Witness of Their Own Nation: On the Influence of Juan Andrés
Ryan Szpiech

7. Authority, Philology and Conversion under the Aegis of Martín García
Teresa Soto González and Katarzyna K. Starczewska

8. Polemical Transfers: Iberian Muslim Polemics and their Impact in Northern Europe in the Seventeenth Century
Gerard A. Wiegers

Part III: Conversion and Perplexity

9. Assembling Alumbradismo: The Evolution of a Heretical Construct
Jessica J. Fowler

10. Doubt in Fifteenth-Century Iberia
Stefania Pastore

11. Mi padre moro, yo moro: The Inheritance of Belief in Early Modern Iberia
Mercedes García-Arenal

12. Tropes of Expertise and Converso Unbelief: Huarte de San Juan’s History of Medicine
Seth Kimmel

13. True Painting and the Challenge of Hypocrisy
Felipe Pereda

Book Ch: Soyer on Prohibiting Cross-Religious Sex in 15th-Cent Portugal

François Soyer, “Prohibiting Sexual Relations across Religious Boundaries in Fifteenth-Century Portugal: Legal Severity and Practical Pragmatism” in Religious Minorities in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Law (5th-15th Centuries), J. V. Tolan, C. Nemo-Pekelman, N. Berend, Y. Masset, eds (Brepols, 2017).

Chapters in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the History of Architecture: “Renaissance & Baroque Architecture”

Alina Payne, ed. Renaissance and Baroque Architecture. The Companions to the History of Architecture, vol. I (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017).

Thomas Cummins, “The Architecture of the Early Modern Period ‘Because Vitruvius did not Recommend Square Columns’: Europe, Latin America, and the Globalization of the Renaissance” 678-714

Daniela del Pesco, “The Spanish Kingdom of Southern Italy: Architecture in Naples, Lecce, l’Aquila” 558-593

Jesús Escobar, “Baroque Spain: Architecture and Urbanism for a Universal Monarchy” 653-677

Nuno Senos, “The Classical Ideal in Portugal and the Portuguese World: From Lisbon to China” 624-652

New Book: The Early Modern Hispanic World: Festschrift for Richard Kagan

Kimberly Lynn and Erin Rowe, eds, The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches (Cambridge, 2017).

Introduction. Mapping the early modern Hispanic world Kimberly Lynn and Erin Rowe

Part I. City and Society:
1. Towns and the forging of the Spanish Caribbean Ida Altman
2. The walk of the town: modeling the early modern city James S. Amelang
3. The king, the city, and the saints – performing sacred kingship in the royal capital Erin Rowe

Part II. Religion, Race, and Community:
4. A minority within a minority – the new and old Jewish converts of Sigüenza, 1492–1570 Sara T. Nalle
5. On the Alumbrados – confessionalism and religious dissidence in the Iberian world Mercedes García-Arenal and Felipe Pereda
6. The Spanish encounter with Islam Benjamin Ehlers
7. From peasants to slave owners – race, class, and gender in the Spanish Empire Allyson Poska

Part III. Law and Letters:
8. On early modern science in Spain María Portuondo
9. Spanish inquisitors, print, and the problem of publication Kimberly Lynn
10. ‘An immense structure of errors’ – Dionisio Bonfant, Lucas Holstenius, and the writing of sacred history in seventeenth-century Sardinia A. Katie Harris
11. The forces of the king. The generation that read Botero in Spain Xavier Gil

Part IV. Performance and Place:
12. Censuring public images: a woodcut in the inquisition trial of Esteban Jamete Fernando Marías Franco
13. Epic temptation – Lope de Vega’s Battle of Lepanto Elizabeth R. Wright
14. Staging femininity in early modern Spain Marta V. Vicente

Conclusion. The history of early modern Spain in retrospect Sir John Elliott.

Chapters in “Conversions: Gender & Religious Change in Early Modern Europe”

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith, eds, Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe (Manchester University Press, 2017).

2 The quiet conversion of a ‘Jewish’ woman in eighteenth century
Spain – David Graizbord

6 Uneven conversions: how did laywomen become nuns in the
early modern world?- Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt

Two Chapters on Military Logistics in “War, Entrepreneurs, and the State”

Jeff Fynn-Paul, ed., War, Entrepreneurs, and the State in Europe and the Mediterrnean, 1300-1800 (Brill, 2014).

Carlos Alvarez-Nogal, 11. “Centralized Funding of the Army in Spain: The Garrison Factoria in the Seventeenth Century.”

Rafael Torres Sanchez, 12. “In the Shadow of Power: Monopolist Entrepreneurs, the State and Spanish Military Victualling in the Eighteenth Century.”

CFP: Edited Volume on Social Justice & the Golden Age Comedia

CFP: Social Justice and the Golden Age Comedia

This is a call for an EDITED VOLUME on Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theater.

This edited volume will focus on issues of social justice in theatrical works of Golden Age Spain. For example, the 2013 Repertorio Español production of Fuenteovejuna illustrates how relevant social justice issues are in Golden Age Spain and how well those issues translate to the modern world. We are looking for papers that discuss one or more of the following topics: social justice issues in Golden Age plays; modern productions of Golden Age plays that borrow from social justice settings such as Occupy, 15m, YoSoy132 or similar; or theoretical approaches to Golden Age plays that incorporate social justice topics.

Please send a 500-word abstract outlining topic and approach, along with a CV to by January 15, 2017. Decisions will be made by February 15, 2017. The anticipated submission date for final essays is October 15, 2017. Papers from accepted abstracts will undergo a peer-review process before final acceptance.

This project is a collaboration to be edited by Erin Alice Cowling Cowling (Hampden-Sydney College), Glenda Nieto Cuebas (Ohio Wesleyan University), Tania de Miguel Magro (West Virginia University), and Mina García (Elon University). Questions can be directed to