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Mediterranean Studies 15 (2006)


Contents

 

1. Emily C. Francomano, The Hands of Phillipe de Remi’s Manekine 

2. Michael J. K. Walsh, Martyrs and Mariners: Some Surviving Art in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

3.Céline Dauverd, Genoese and Catalans: Trade Diaspora in Early Modern Sicily 

4. Frances Luttikhuizen, Cervantes and International Affairs: A Historical Interpretation of Two Episodes in the Novelas ejemplares

5. Elise Goodman, Minerva Revivified: Mademoiselle de Montpensier 

6. Fernanda Olival, An Elite? The Meaning of Knighthood in the Portuguese Military Orders of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

7. Beatriz Helena Domingues, The Amazon and the Uraguay in the “Dispute of the New World”

8. John Ray, Was George Washington an American Cyrus? The Founder in Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus and in American Practice 

9. Harry Davidson, “Rough Magic” or “Potent Art”: The Conjuring of Musical Tempests 

10. Paola Valenti, Paul Klee’s Journeys to Italy and Tunisia 

 


About the Contributors:

Céline Dauverd is an advanced doctoral candidate in the Renaissance history of Spain and Italy at UCLA. She has written a dissertation on the Genoese trade diaspora in Spanish Naples from 1460 to 1640. She has received fellowships on Renaissance Studies and has published numerous reviews in the Annales d’Histoire Canadiennes, Sixteenth Century Journal, and the Journal of World History. She has recently completed a chapter in an edited volume on Social Capital in Renaissance Italy (Brepols, forthcoming 2007). She is currently teaching courses on early modern European history at UCLA.

Harry Davidson is Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University and has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Duke Symphony Orchestra for the past seven years while teaching freshman seminars in the music department. He made his major orchestra-conducting debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and regularly appears as a guest conductor with professional and conservatory orchestras in the symphonic repertory and in opera.

Beatriz Helena Domingues is a full professor at the History Department of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where she currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Brazilian Historiography, History of Political Ideas, and Colonial American History (which includes Latin America). During 2003–2004 she was an International Visiting Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, researching the Jesuits during the Hispanic and Luso-American Enlightenment. In 2002 she was a Visiting Researcher at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, where she continued work on Thomistic Tradition and Jesuit thought in Mexico.

Emily C. Francomano is Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. She specializes in medieval literature, manuscript culture, and gender theory. Her recent publications include “The Lady Vanishes: Translation, Gloss, and the Personification of Wisdom in the Alfonsine Biblias romanceadas” in Hispanic Review, and “Manuscript Matrix and Meaning in Castilian and Catalan Anthologies of Saints’ Lives and Pious Romances” in The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. She is currently editing a series of articles on incest in medieval Iberian literature and culture (La corónica) and completing a book on the personification of Wisdom in medieval and Early Modern Hispanic literature.

Elise Goodman is Professor of Art History at the University of Cincinnati. She has published many articles on topics ranging from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century, as well as the volumes, Rubens: The Garden of Love as Conversatie à la mode (1992) and The Portraits of Madame de Pompadour: Celebrating the Femme Savante (2000). She has also edited the anthology, Art and Culture in the Eighteenth Century: New Directions and Multiple Perspectives (2001). Her article in this volume is an offshoot of a chapter in her recently completed book, The Cultivated Woman: Portraiture in Seventeenth-Century France. Goodman has received grants and fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the American Philosophical Society.

Frances Luttikhuizen is an independent researcher. She is a member of the Hakluyt Society, on the editorial board of Interdisciplinary Studies, and a founding member of the Asociación de Cervantistas. Her fields of interest include the history of translation, linguistic awareness among early voyagers and Cervantes’ Novelas Ejemplares, and is an active contributor in all three fields. Her most recent contributions to Cervantes studies include: “Don Diego Puede-Ser (James Mabbe)’s English rendering of Cervantes’ Novelas ejemplares” in Cervantes y el ámbito anglosajón (2005); “Cervantes y el transilvano” in Peregrinamente Peregrinos (2004); “Tolerancia e intolerancia en ‘El amante liberal’” in Volver a Cervantes.(2000). “¿Fueron censuradas las Novelas ejemplares?” in Cervantes; and Las Novelas ejemplares de Cervantes (1994).

Fernanda Olival is Assistant Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Évora. Her research is focused on the Military Orders (sixteenth through eighteenth centuries) and on the Portuguese Inquisition. Her last book (2006) is a biography of Philippe III of Spain, II of Portugal.
John Ray is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Sociology at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He has previously published on Xenophon in Interpretation and on George Washington in Presidential Studies Quarterly. His general area of research is the bearing of political philosophy on the historical development of the American polity.

Paola Valenti is an advanced doctoral student in contemporary art and architecture at the University of Genoa, Italy. Her speciality is German twentieth-century art, with a particular interest in Expressionism and early Abstractionism. She is also a researcher at the Archives of Contemporary Art (AdAC) of the University of Genoa and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts of Genoa. She writes for art reviews and organizes contemporary art exhibitions. In 2003 she received her major degree with a final dissertation entitled La ricezione dell’opera di Paul Klee in Italia tra le due guerre and published the article Paul Klee e la galleria del Milione: un carteggio inedito e alcune note sulla ricezione dell’opera dell’artista in Italia tra le due guerre. She is currently working on a book about Paul Klee and Italy.

Michael J. K. Walsh is an Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus.