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Mediterranean Studies 12 (2003)



1. Hiroshi Takayama, Central Power and Multi-Cultural Elements at the Norman Court of Sicily

2. Donald J. Kagay, The Treason of Center and Periphery: The Uncertain Contest of Government and Individual in the Medieval Crown of Aragon

3. Alexandra Cuffel, “Henceforward all generations will call me blessed”: Medieval Christian Tales of Non-Christian Marian Veneration

4. Luís U. Afonso, Late Medieval Portuguese Frescoes and the Concept of “Mediterranean Painting” in Iberia

5. L. J. Andrew Villalon, Machiavelli’s Prince, Political Science or Political Satire?: Garrett Mattingly Revisited

6. Daniel A. Crews, Spanish Diplomacy and the Mysterious Death of Cardinal Ippolito de’ Medici

7. Mindy Nancarrow, Negotiating Sanctity: Mariana de Jesús and the Problem of Portrait Likeness

8. Ricardo Bigi de Aquino, Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Reform in Goldoni’s Il Teatro Comico and Moratín’s La Comedia Nueva

9. Robert G. Collmer, Three Women of Asolo: Caterina Cornaro, Katharine De Kay Bronson, and Eleonora Duse

10. Alexandra Mascolo-David, Francisco Mignone and His Valsas brasileiras for Piano

11. Frederick G. Williams, Who and What Constitutes Mozambican Poetry? The Colorful, Surprising, and Complex Case of António Quadros, Alias Mutimati Barnabé João, Alias Frey Ioannes Garabatus, etc.

12. Bertram M. Gordon, The Mediterranean as a Tourist Destination from Classical Antiquity to Club Med

About the Contributors:

Luís U. Afonso is Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History at the University of Lisbon. He is the author of Convento de S. Francisco de Leiria: estudo monográfico (2003) and O Ser e o Tempo: o ciclo das Idades do Homem na tumulária gótica portuguesa (forthcoming). Currently he is finishing is a Ph.D. on late medieval and early modern Portuguese frescoes.

Ricardo Bigi de Aquino teaches Theatre History and Dramatic Literature at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Recife, Brazil. His graduate studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara centered on European theatre history and drama, with particular attention to the work of Terence Rattigan and Jean Anouilh. Recent research projects have dealt with aspects of eighteenth-century theatre in France, Italy and Spain. He has published in Revista ArteComunicação, Investigações and Leitura.

Robert G. Collmer is emeritus distinguished professor of English at Baylor University. He has specialized in English literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and has done research in Spanish and Dutch. He has taught in various universities in the United States and held administrative positions, for instance, for thirteen years serving as the graduate dean at Baylor. His overseas university appointments have been in Mexico, Paraguay, Holland, and Jordan. His articles in English and Spanish have appeared in various publications, e.g., JEGP, N&Q (New Series), Neophilologus, English Studies (Netherlands), Humanitas (Mexico), Comparative Literature Studies, Revue de Litterature Comparee, Connotations. With A. G. H. Bachrach he translated and edited from Dutch and French The English Journals of Lodewijck Huygens (1982). A collector of rare books, especially illustrated editions, with emphasis on early Dutch, of Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, he edited Bunyan in Our Time (1989).

Daniel A. Crews is Professor of History at Central Missouri State University. He has published several articles on the Spanish humanist Juan de Valdés, the most recent being "Juan de Valdés y la crisis de Camerino, 1534-1535," in Aspectos históricos y culturales bajo Carlos V, ed. Christoph Strosetzki. He edited the Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies from 1989 to 1999, and has given invited lectures at Oxford University, and the University of Münster. Currently he is completing a biography of Juan de Valdés.

Alexandra Cuffel is assistant professor of medieval history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and has served as a visiting assistant professor in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published “Call and Response: European Jewish Emigration to Egypt and Palestine in the Middle Ages,” in Jewish Quarterly Review, and has a forthcoming article entitled “Narrative Strategies of Entertainment and Power in Sippur David ha-Reuveni.” She is working on a book, Filthy Words/Filthy Bodies: Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic.

Alexandra Mascolo-David is Associate Professor of Piano at Central Michigan University. She is an active concert pianist, and is committed to exploring lesser-known works of Brazilian and Portuguese composers. Her recording of Francisco Mignone’s Valsas Brasileiras (Volume One) was released in 2001 and received high praise from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. She was the 2001 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity from Central Michigan University.

Bertram M. Gordon is Professor of European History at Mills College. The author of Collaborationism in France during the Second World War (1980) and editor of The Historical Dictionary of World War II France: The Occupation, Vichy and the Resistance, 1938-1946 (1998), he is also Co-Editor of the electronic discussion list H-Travel and a member of the Bureau of the International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism. In 2001-02, he was Chercheur Associé [Research Associate] at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (CNRS), Cachan, France and currently holds the James Irvine Endowed Chair in History at Mills College, where he served as Provost from 1999 through 2001. He has been awarded research fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Fulbright program. A former President of the Western Society for French History and Secretary of the Society for French Historical Studies, he is currently on the International Editorial Advisory Board of Modern and Contemporary France. His articles on tourism include: “Ist Gott Französisch? Germans, Tourism, and Occupied France, 1940-1944,” Modern and Contemporary France; “Warfare and Tourism: Paris in World War II,” Annals of Tourism Research; “French Cultural Tourism and the Vichy Problem,” in Shelley Baranowski and Ellen Furlough, eds., Being Elsewhere: Tourism, Consumer Culture, and Identity in Modern Europe and North America (2001); and “Essen wie Gott in Frankreich,” Voyage, Reisen und Essen. “Deconstructing “Mass Tourism”: A Problematic Concept in Twentieth Century History,” will be published in Spanish in Historia Contemporánea and “Leisure and Holidays” in Hugh Dauncey, ed., French Popular Culture. Currently he is working on book-length studies of the May-June 1978 Paris student revolt and the history of tourism.

Donald J. Kagay is Associate Professor of History at Albany State University in Georgia. He is the author of The Usatges of Barcelona: The Fundamental Law of Catalonia (1994); and joint editor of Medieval Iberia: Essays in the History and Literature of Spain (1996), Medieval Spain and the Western Mediterranean: A Volume in Honor of Robert I Burns, S.J. (1996), The Final Argument: The Imprint of Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1998), On the Social Origins of Medieval Institutions: Essays in Honor of Joseph F O'Callaghan (1998), and The Circle of War: Essays on Medieval Military and Naval History (1999), The Customs of Catalonia between Lords and Vassals of Pere Albert, Barcelona Canon (2001), and Crusaders, Condottierri and Cannon: The Realm of Warfare in Societies across the Mediterranean (2002). He was named Research Professor of the Year at Albany State University in 1997.

Mindy Nancarrow is Professor of Art History at the University of Alabama. Her primary area of interest is Spanish religious art and she also publishes on contemporary art. She has published Murillo’s Allegories of Triumph and Salvation (1992), and Antonio del Castillo: Su vida y su obra (2003). She has published widely on Spanish convent art, including articles in Oxford Art Journal, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Woman’s Art Journal, and South Atlantic Review, and an essay in Essays on Women Artists “The Most Excellent” Book One, edited by Liana Cheney (2003). Presently she is preparing a book-length study of the development of Marian iconography in post-Tridentine Spanish art. She has been the recipient of many research grants, including the Fulbright Program, the Spanish Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hiroshi Takayama, Associate Professor of History, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, is the author of Medieval Mediterranean and the Kingdom of Sicily (1993), The Administration of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily (1993), A Mysterious Medieval Kingdom: Crossroads of European, Byzantine and Islamic Cultures (1995), Medieval Kingdom of Sicily (1999), History: Insight for the Future (2002), etc, and a co-editor of Images of Regions (1997), Introduction to the Study of Medieval European History (2000), Formation of Regions (2000), Courts and Public Squares in Medieval Europe (2002). He has published numerous articles in Viator, English Historical Review, Journal of Medieval History, etc., and received the R. S. Lopez Memorial Prize, Suntory Award, Collegium Mediterranistarum Award, and Premio Marco Polo.

L. J. Andrew Villalon is currently an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati. Villalon, who specializes in late medieval and early modern European history, has delivered numerous conference papers on such diverse topics as Pedro “the Cruel,” Don Carlos, San Diego de Alcalá, Machiavelli, Sir Hugh Calveley, and mayorazgo. His articles have appeared in various collections and in journals including The Catholic Historical Review, Sixteenth Century Journal, Mediterranean Studies, and the Proceedings of the Ohio Academy of History. He has co-edited with Donald J. Kagay three collections of medieval essays: The Final Argument: The Imprint of Violence on Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1998), The Circle of War in the Middle Ages: Essays on Medieval Military and Naval History (1999), and Crusaders, Condottieri, and Cannon: Medieval Warfare in Societies around the Mediterranean (2002). Currently, the pair is putting together a fourth collection dealing with the Hundred Years War and is moving forward on a monograph on the War of the Two Pedros (1356-1366). He is also working on two other studies, one on the canonization of San Diego, the other on the life of Sir Hugh Calveley, topics on which he has already produced research articles. In addition to work in his major field, he has published articles on automotive history and the history of World War I. Villalon has had several grants for study in Spain, including a Fulbright; he has received two awards from the American Association of University Professors for defending academic freedom; and in 2001, he was presented the Professional-Scholarly Activity Award for the University College at the University of Cincinnati.

Frederick G. Williams was appointed Gerrit de Jong, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Luso Brazilian Studies at Brigham Young University in 1999. For twenty-seven years he was Professor of Brazilian and Portuguese literatures at the University of California; first at UCLA and then U.C. Santa Barbara. While at UCSB he served as chairman of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, director of the Jorge de Sena Center for Portuguese Studies, chairman of the Interuniversity Studies Program at the University of São Paulo, chairman of the UC systemwide language subcommittee, and director of the Summer Institute in Portuguese at UCSB. He also directed the University of California Study Center at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro. Since coming to BYU he has served on the advisory board of the Kennedy Center's International Studies Programs, and currently serves as an editor of BYU Studies. He also directed a BYU Volunteer academic/service program in Mozambique during the summer of 2000. His research interests are Luso-Afro-Brazilian literatures and cultures and his major publication focus has been 19th c. Brazilian poet Sousândrade (for his work, Williams has been awarded medals by the Governor of the State and by the Federal University of Maranhão, elected to the Maranhão Academy of Letter and granted honorary citizenship), and 20th c. Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena, his former mentor and then colleague.