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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


New Book: Salonia, “Genoa’s Freedom”

Matteo Salonia, Genoa’s Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Republicanism, and the Spanish Atlantic (Lexington Books, 2017).

New Book: Urquizar-Herrera, “Admiration & Awe: Morisco Buildings & Identity Negotiations”

Antonio Urquizar-Herrera, Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography (Oxford, 2017).

New Book: Giles, “Inscribed Power: Amulets & Magic”

Ryan D. Giles, Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature (Toronto, 2017).

New Book: Knox & Tiffany, “Velázquez Re-Examined”

Velázquez Re-Examined: Theory, History, Poetry, and Theatre, Giles Knox and Tanya Tiffany, eds (Brepols, 2017).

Introduction  — Giles Knox and Tanya J. Tiffany

The Poet in Painting: Góngora’s Portraits and the Politics of the Paragone  — Laura R. Bass

Eggs, Water, Metal:  Velázquez, the Paragone, and the Products of Pratica — Giles Knox

Joseph’s Bloodied Coat Presented to Jacob. From Portrait to History: History at the Margins of the Human — Fernando Marías

Velázquez and the Philosophers in the Torre de la Parada — Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Heresy, Judaism, and Paganism in the Hall of Realms — Javier Portús

New Book: Hershenzon, “The Captive Sea”

Daniel Hershenzon, The Captive Sea: Slavery, Communication, and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (Penn, 2018).

New Book: Ramírez, “Enlightened Immunity”

Paul Ramírez, Enlightened Immunity: Mexico’s Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason (Stanford, 2018).

New Book: Bennett, “African Kings and Black Slaves”

Herman L. Bennett, African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (Penn, 2018).

New Book: Orique, “To Heaven or to Hell”

David Thomas Orique, O.P., To Heaven or to Hell: Bartolomé de las Casas’ Confesionario (Penn State, 2018).

New Book: Jones, “In Service of Two Masters”

Cameron D. Jones, In Service of Two Masters: The Missionaries of Ocopa, Indigenous Resistance, and Spanish Governance in Bourbon Peru (Stanford, 2018).