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The Early Modern Hispanic World

The Early Modern Hispanic World
Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches

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Kimberly Lynn, Erin Rowe, Ida Altman, James S. Amelang, Sara T. Nalle, Mercedes García-Arenal, Felipe Pereda, Benjamin Ehlers, Allyson Poska, María Portuondo, A. Katie Harris, Xavier Gil, Fernando Marías Franco, Elizabeth R. Wright, Marta V. Vicente, Sir John Elliott
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  • Date Published: January 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107109285

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  • Iberia stands at the center of key trends in Atlantic and world histories, largely because Portugal and Spain were the first European kingdoms to 'go global'. The Early Modern Hispanic World engages with new ways of thinking about the early modern Hispanic past, as a field of study that has grown exponentially in recent years. It focuses predominantly on questions of how people understood the rapidly changing world in which they lived - how they defined, visualized, and constructed communities from family and city to kingdom and empire. To do so, it incorporates voices from across the Hispanic World and across disciplines. The volume considers the dynamic relationships between circulation and fixedness, space and place, and how new methodologies are reshaping global history, and Spain's place in it.

    • Demonstrates the similarities and differences in communities throughout the Hispanic World
    • Draws attention to the ways new methodological approaches are transforming Spanish historiography
    • Engages with new ways of thinking about the boundaries of the early modern Hispanic past
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Early Modern Hispanic World is a remarkable book. Lynn and Rowe have artfully brought together a valuable collections of essays, written by a veritable constellation of American and European scholars, which provide an erudite examination of the early Hispanic world. This is an extraordinary contribution to our understanding of that world.' Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

    'This book is a well-deserved tribute to Professor Richard Kagan that points to new and promising directions in the history of the early modern Spanish world.' Antonio Feros, University of Pennsylvania

    'With contributions from established and emerging historical interpreters of the early modern Spanish world, Lynn and Rowe's wide-ranging collection features an exciting array of original, interpretative strands leading into subjects old and new.' Kenneth Mills, University of Michigan

    'Lynn and Rowe have put together a very interesting and diverse series of articles aimed at the early modern period of Spain. … Many of the articles demonstrate a tremendous breadth of research. Indeed, as John Elliott states in the conclusion, ‘… the vitality of the essays in this volume indicate something of the enormous potential for creative work that the study of early modern Spain offers both now and for the future'. Anyone interested in this period of Spanish history would greatly enjoy this collection. … Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.' D. L. Tengwall, Choice

    'In this valuable volume, Lynn and Rowe offer a ‘state of the field’ analysis of early modern Spanish studies. … It will serve seasoned experts, and it will provide an excellent introduction to the field for graduate students, exposing them to the wide range of methods at work in early modern Spanish studies.' Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler, Nuova Rivista Storica

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107109285
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Kimberly Lynn, Western Washington University
    Kimberly Lynn is Associate Professor of Early Modern Europe at Western Washington University.

    Erin Kathleen Rowe, The Johns Hopkins University
    Erin Rowe is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Spain at The Johns Hopkins University.


    Kimberly Lynn, Erin Rowe, Ida Altman, James S. Amelang, Sara T. Nalle, Mercedes García-Arenal, Felipe Pereda, Benjamin Ehlers, Allyson Poska, María Portuondo, A. Katie Harris, Xavier Gil, Fernando Marías Franco, Elizabeth R. Wright, Marta V. Vicente, Sir John Elliott

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