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SSPHS Bulletin - Fall 2006


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Book Reviews:

Medieval Spain

The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050-1300. Catlos, Brian A.
Reviewed by Isabel O'Connor, Indiana University, South Bend

The Story of Wamba: Julian of Toledo's Historia Wambae regis.
Reviewed by Adam J. Kosto, Columbia University


Early Modern Spain

Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819. Edited by Chiyo Ishikawa.
Reviewed by Patricia Lopes Don, San José State University

Juana the Mad: Sovereignty and Dynasty in Renaissance Europe. Aram, Bethany.
Reviewed by Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University

Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain: Vizcaya, 1528-1735. Barahona, Renato.
Reviewed by Fabio López-Lázaro, Santa Clara University

The Handless Maiden: Moriscos and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Spain. Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World. Perry, Mary Elizabeth.
Reviewed by Andrew Keitt, University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Inquisition of Francisca. A Sixteenth-Century Visionary on Trial. Apóstoles, Francisca de los.
Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Cleveland State University

Religious Women in Golden Age Spain: The Permeable Cloister. Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A.
Reviewed by Paul Hiltpold, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Zaratán (Valladolid)

The Prince and the Infanta. The Cultural Politics of the Spanish Match. Redworth, Glyn.
Reviewed by Magdalena S. Sánchez, Gettysburg College


Modern and Contemporary Spain

Historia de Moreda (1879-2004) y Rivière (1854-2004): Un siglo y medio de trefilería en España. Paloma Fernández Pérez.
Reviewed by Richard Herr, University of California, Berkeley

Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Keene, Judith.
Reviewed by Geoffrey Jensen, Virginia Military Institute

Memory and Amnesia. The Role of the Spanish Civil War in the Transition to Democracy. Aguilar, Paloma.
Reviewed by Aurora G. Morcillo, Florida International University, Miami

Républicains espagnols en Midi-Pyrénées: Exil, Histoire et Memoire.
Reviewed by Michael Seidman, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Interpreting Spanish Colonialism. Empires, Nations and Legends. Schmidt-Nowara, Christopher, and John Nieto-Phillips, eds.
Reviewed by Adrian Shubert, York University, Toronto


Spanish Literature

Cervantes's Novel of Modern Times: A New Reading of 'Don Quijote.' Quint, David.
Reviewed by Mary Quinn, University of California, Berkeley


Spain and the United States

Spain and the Independence of the United States: An Intrinsic Gift. Thomas E. Chávez.
Reviewed by John Lawrence Tone, The Georgia Institute of Technology



Don Alvaro, or the Force of Fate. Saavedra, Ángel de, Duke of Rivas.
Reviewed by Lisa Surwillo, The Pennsylvania State University






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