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Marino, “Una utopía hispano-nipona,” BSS July 2021

Giuseppe Marino, “‘Y si los españoles tuviesen en Japón algún pueblo … ’: una utopía hispano-nipona en las Crónicas del Lejano Oriente (1599),” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 98/7 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 29 Nov 2021

Luigi Galvani, animal electricity and the creation of Frankenstein

Would Mary Shelley have conceived of Frankenstein without the work of Italian scientist Luigi Galvani? Looking back at its creation, she recalled long conversations with Lord Byron and her husband about Galvani’s ideas. “Perhaps a corpse would be...
From: Mathew Lyons on 25 Nov 2021

González Martínez, “Spanish American Mail, 1492-1620” in HAHR Nov 2021

Nelson Fernando González Martínez, “Communicating an Empire and Its Many Worlds: Spanish American Mail, Logistics, and Postal Agents, 1492-1620,” Hispanic American Historical Review 101/4 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 19 Nov 2021

Life without parole: the strange case of Typhoid Mary

The way George Soper told it, it might have been a case for Sherlock Holmes. “The typhoid epidemic that broke out in the Summer home of Mr George Thompson at Oyster Bay was a puzzling affair,” he told the New York Times. It was 1906 and typhoid was...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Nov 2021

The Burlington Magazine, October 2021

The eighteenth century in October’s issue of The Burlington . . . I know that Rado’s article is not an eighteenth-century essay, but she is a HECAA member, and she briefly frames the material in terms of a longer history; the theme for the October...
From: Enfilade on 18 Nov 2021

Glesener, “Miguel Casiri et les arabisants du roi d’Espagne,” Annales, June 2021

Thomas Glesener, “Gouverner la langue arabe: Miguel Casiri et les arabisants du roi d’Espagne au siècle des Lumières,” Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 76/2 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 16 Nov 2021

Histoire de l’art, 87 : Claire Betelu, Dorothée Lanno et al., « Entre discours et matérialité : une étude des paysages de Jean-Baptiste Oudry à Versailles (1748-1752) »

Histoire de l’art, 87 : Humanités numériques : de nouveaux récits en histoire de l’art ?, 2021/1 VARIA Claire Betelu et Dorothée Lanno Avec Claire Gerin Pierre et Johanna Salvant Entre discours et matérialité : une étude des paysages de Jean-Baptiste...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 15 Nov 2021

Histoire de l’art, 87 : Mathias Blanc, « Numériser les regards portés sur les œuvres. Un enjeu épistémologique pour l’histoire de l’art ? »

Histoire de l’art, 87 : Humanités numériques : de nouveaux récits en histoire de l’art ?, 2021/1 PERSPECTIVES Mathias Blanc Numériser les regards portés sur les œuvres. Un enjeu épistémologique pour l’histoire de l’art ? Numériser les...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 15 Nov 2021

Ruiz Ibáñez & Sabatini, “La puissante faiblesse de la Monarchie hispanique,” Annales, Oct

José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez and Gaetano Sabatini, “Alliés, voisins et ennemis du roi d’Espagne: La puissante faiblesse de la Monarchie hispanique (1580-1620),” Annales, Histoire, Science Sociales 75/1 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 15 Nov 2021

Hannibal’s triumph at Cannae

By 216BC, Hannibal’s Carthaginian army in the Second Punic War had already won victories against the Romans at Trebia and Lake Trasimene. But then came Cannae. According to Polybius, the Senate, terrified by Hannibal’s successes, sent eight legions...
From: Mathew Lyons on 4 Nov 2021

Hershenzon, “Objects captifs” in Annales, June 2021

Daniel Hershenzon, “Objets captifs: Les artefacts catholiques en Méditerranée au début de l’époque moderne,” Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 76/2 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 3 Nov 2021

Opinion | Time to Rethink Chinoiserie

Thomas Chippendale, Chinese Chairs, 1753; black ink, gray ink, and gray wash (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From The Met’s online description: “Preparatory drawing for Thomas Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s...
From: Enfilade on 2 Nov 2021

The Protocols of Zion and the roots of a racist forgery

Down the centuries Jewish people have been blamed for everything from the Black Death to the Russian Revolution. But rarely has such race hate found more cogent expression than in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Protocols purports to be the verbatim...
From: Mathew Lyons on 28 Oct 2021

Karoline P. Cook Wins the Natalie Zemon Davis Prize!

Renaissance and Reformation awarded the 2020 Natalie Zemon Davis Prize for the best article to appear in its journal to Karoline P. Cook, “Claiming Nobility in the Monarquía Hispánica: The Search for Status by Inca, Aztec, and Nasrid Descendants at...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 20 Oct 2021

Planas Campos & Grajal de Blas, “French & Allied Officer Casualties in the Peninsular War,” JMH Oct 2021

Jorge Planas Campos and Antonio Grajal de Blas, “French and Allied Officer Casualties in the Peninsular War (1808-1814): A New Examination,” Journal of Military History 48/4 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 19 Oct 2021

The Quietus: Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday, Thirty Years On

It’s 1966 and 10-year-old Taeko has failed a maths test. Her mother, washing dishes in the kitchen, asks one of Taeko’s older sisters to help. The sister is horrified. “Is she alright in the head?” she asks. “Normally this is easy.” “But...
From: Mathew Lyons on 14 Oct 2021

McDonald, “Sephardi Jews, Spanish Citizenship, & the Politics of Sentiment,” CSSH July 2021

Not strictly speaking early modern history, but: Charles A. McDonald, “Rancor: Sephardi Jews, Spanish Citizenship, and the Politics of Sentiment,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 63/3 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 8 Oct 2021

González Cuerva, “Maria of Austria, Spanish Patroness in the Empire, Imperial Patroness in Spain,” WHR Oct 2021

Rubén González Cuerva, “The true solution for every difficulty: Maria of Austria, Spanish patroness in the Empire, Imperial patronness in Spain,” Women’s History Review 30/5 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 4 Oct 2021

Terrazas Williams, “The Inconvenience of Chocolate” in HR

Danielle Terrazas Williams, “The Inconvenience of Chocolate: Disciplining the Society of Jesus in Seventeenth-Century Mexico,” History of Religions 60/4 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 1 Oct 2021

The Burlington Magazine, September 2021

The eighteenth century in this month’s issue of The Burlington . . . The Burlington Magazine 163 (September 2021) E D I T O R I A L • “Nicholas Goodison and The Burlington,” p. 779. A R T I C L E S • David Pullins, Dorothy Mahon, Silvia A. Centeno,...
From: Enfilade on 29 Sep 2021

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