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Early Modern Iberian History in Global Contexts: Connexions


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Early Modern Iberian History in Global Contexts: Connexions features studies that address Iberian societies and cultures from a variety of standpoints and theoretical perspectives. It understands Iberian history as a plural way of approaching an ensemble of individuals and groups made up of similarities, connections, contrasts and colliding trajectories. Its aim is to connect the different national and transnational research traditions in the field of Iberian historical studies, and showcase the multifaceted character of the Iberian past, encompassing its many voices as well as the tensions, the violence and the conflicts that opposed its various components, both across the Iberian Peninsula and across the globe.

Editorial Board: Antonio Álvarez Ossorio Alvariño (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/MIAS), Ângela Barreto Xavier (Universidade de Lisboa), Fernando Bouza Álvarez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Arndt Brendecke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Bruno Feitler (Universidade Federal de São Paulo), Roquinaldo Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania), Mercedes García-Arenal Rodríguez (CSIC), Xavier Gil Pujol (Universitat de Barcelona), Claire Gilbert (Saint Louis University), Regina Grafe (European University Institute), Manuel Herrero Sánchez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Tamar Herzog (Harvard University), Richard Kagan (Johns Hopkins University), Giuseppe Marcocci (University of Oxford), Amélia Polónia (Universidade do Porto), Maria M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University), Jean-Frédéric Schaub (EHESS), Mafalda Soares da Cunha (Universidade de Évora), María José Vega (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

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Cosmopolitan Baroque Aristocratic Networks and Cultural Exchange Between Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Spain and Austria

Cosmopolitan Baroque: Aristocratic Networks and Cultural Exchange Between Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Spain and Austria

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By Bianca M. Lindorfer
November 01, 2024

This book examines the cultural relations between the Spanish and Austrian Habsburg monarchies in the seventeenth century and explores the central role of transnational aristocratic networks in cultural transfer processes between Spain and Central Europe. It tells the story of Central European ...

People of the Iberian Borderlands Community and Conflict between Spain and Portugal, 1640–1715

People of the Iberian Borderlands: Community and Conflict between Spain and Portugal, 1640–1715

1st Edition

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By David Martín Marcos
May 27, 2024

This book is devoted to the inhabitants of the Spanish–Portuguese borderlands during the early modern period. It seeks to challenge a predominant historiography focused on the study of borderlands societies, relying exclusively on the antagonistic topics of subversion and the construction of ...

Rethinking Catholicism in Renaissance Spain

Rethinking Catholicism in Renaissance Spain

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Edited By Xavier Tubau
May 27, 2024

Rethinking Catholicism in Renaissance Spain claims that theology and canon law were decisive for shaping ideas, debates, and decisions about key political and religious problems in Renaissance Spain. This book studies Catholic thought during the Spanish Renaissance, with the various contributors ...

Genoese Entrepreneurship and the Asiento Slave Trade, 1650–1700

Genoese Entrepreneurship and the Asiento Slave Trade, 1650–1700

1st Edition

By Alejandro García-Montón
May 31, 2023

This book explains how Genoese entrepreneurs transformed the structures of global trade during the second half of the seventeenth century. The author reconstructs the business network built by the Genoese merchant Domenico Grillo between the 1650s and the 1680s. Grillo’s business interests ...

American Globalization, 1492–1850 Trans-Cultural Consumption in Spanish Latin America

American Globalization, 1492–1850: Trans-Cultural Consumption in Spanish Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla, Ilaria Berti, Omar Svriz-Wucherer
January 09, 2023

Following a study on the world flows of American products during early globalization, here the authors examine the reverse process. By analyzing the imperial political economy, the introduction, adaptation and rejection of new food products in America, as well as of other European, Asian and ...

Race, Sex, and Segregation in Colonial Latin America

Race, Sex, and Segregation in Colonial Latin America

1st Edition

By Olimpia Rosenthal
December 30, 2022

This book traces the emergence and early development of segregationist practices and policies in Spanish and Portuguese America - showing that the practice of resettling diverse indigenous groups in segregated "Indian towns" (or aldeamentos in the case of Brazil) influenced the material ...

Juan Rena and the Frontiers of Spanish Empire, 1500–1540

Juan Rena and the Frontiers of Spanish Empire, 1500–1540

1st Edition

By Jose M. Escribano-Páez
February 01, 2022

This book explores the political construction of imperial frontiers during the reigns of Ferdinand the Catholic and Charles V in the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean. Contrary to many studies on this topic, this book neither focuses on a specific frontier nor attempts to provide an overview ...

Luke Wadding, the Irish Franciscans, and Global Catholicism

Luke Wadding, the Irish Franciscans, and Global Catholicism

1st Edition

Edited By Matteo Binasco
March 12, 2020

This book explores the endeavors and activities of one of the most prominent early modern Irishmen in exile, the Franciscan Luke Wadding. Born in Ireland, educated in the Iberian Peninsula, Wadding arrived in Rome in 1618, where he would die in 1657. In the "Eternal City," the Franciscan emerged as...

Empire, Political Economy, and the Diffusion of Chocolate in the Atlantic World

Empire, Political Economy, and the Diffusion of Chocolate in the Atlantic World

1st Edition

By Irene Fattacciu
February 13, 2020

Chocolate is one of the most visible examples of how a deeply exotic consumer product penetrating our daily lives fascinated Europeans during the Early Modern period. Today, over fifty percent of the four million tons of cocoa produced globally come from Sub-Saharan Africa. Ecuadorian cocoa, on the...

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