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Mediterranean Studies 3 (1992)

Spain & the Mediterranean


1. Camilo José Cela, Sobre el oficio escribir

2. Sir Raymond Carr, La visión de España por los ingleses desde siglo XVI a nuestros días

3. Lawrence J. McCrank, Monastic Inland Empires and the Mediterranean Coastal Reconquest in New Catalonia, 1050-1276

4. Benjamin F. Taggie, Chaucer in Spain: The Historical Context

5. Clara Estow, Medieval Iberian Perspectives on New Worlds

6. A. Gordon Kinder, Protestantism in Sixteenth-Century Spain

7. Daniel A. Crews, Juan de Valdés and the Conciliar Diplomacy of Charles V

8. Allyson Poska, "An Intolerable Excess": The Creation of the Parish of Paradina

9. Victoria L. Enders, Cultural Hegemony: Its Implications for Modern Spanish Historiography

10. John Naylon, Murcia, Valencia, and Catalonia: Spain's Mediterranean Growth Axis

11. Donald S. Pitkin, Italian Community Studies 1951 to the Present: The Relation of the Part to the Whole

12. Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa, The Plague and the Saint: A Religious Legend in an Alpine Community

13. James E. Caraway, Albert Camus and the Ethics of Rebellion

14. Susan L. Rosenstreich, Consciousness to Conscience in Camus: The Embedding of the Author's Mediterranean Experience in His Novels

About the Contributors:

James A. Caraway is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dowling College. He has published several essays in philosophy, theology, management theory, and education and presented papers at a variety of international conferences in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Netherlands.

Sir Raymond Carr has been at Oxford University since 1946, first at All Souls College until 1953, then at New College until 1964. Later he was Director of the Latin American Centre and Chair of the Department of Latin American History. In 1968, he was named Warden of St. Antony's College. He is a corresponding member of the Real Academia de la Historia in Madrid and has been a member of the British Academy since 1972. He is the author of Spain, 1808-1975, The Republic and the Civil War in Spain, The Spanish Tragedy: The Civil War in Perspective, and has published numerous articles in journals specializing in Spanish, Latin American, and Swedish history.

Camilo José Cela for many years has been Spain's foremost man of letters. In 1989 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in Galicia in 1916 and raised in Madrid, Cela's literary output is vast. Among his novels, the most famous are The Family of Pascual Duarte, The Hive, and Mrs. Caldwell Speaks to Her Son. He is currently engaged in writing a new novel and was among those who, after the death of Franco, were asked to write a new Spanish Constitution.

Daniel A. Crews is Assistant Professor of Iberian History at Central Missouri State University. He is co-editor of the Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and has published articles on the topics of Charles V and Spanish humanism.

Victoria L. Enders is Assistant Professor of History at Northern Arizona University. Her main fields of interest are Spanish history, women's history, and historiography.

Clara Estow is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her main areas of research have been Castilian society and institutions of the late Middle Ages, focusing on the fourteenth century. She has written extensively on the Military Order of Calatrava, Pedro I of Castile, the Castilian chronicler Pero López de Ayala, and the role of women in the historical literature of the Castilian Middle Ages. Her articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Speculum, Hispania, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. More recently, she has turned her attention to the medieval antecedents of Columbus' voyages to America.

A. Gordon Kinder is an honorary lecturer in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies in the University of Manchester, England. He has published two monographs and over thirty articles on the general theme of Spanish heterodoxy in the sixteenth century, many of which have been republished in Spanish translation. In addition, he has written entries in several encyclopedias, chapters in two works covering aspects of the Reformation (one published in Paris, one in Cambridge), a bibliography of the Spanish Reformation (with a supplement at press), and edited a Spanish "Confession of Faith."

Elizabeth Mathias is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Folklore at St. John's University. She has published numerous articles on aspects of Italian culture in Italy and North America. She co-authored Italian Folktales in America: The Verbal Art of an Immigrant Woman with Richard Raspa and has recently completed a book based on D.H. Lawrence's 1921 voyage to Sardinia.

Lawrence J. McCrank is the Dean of Library and Instructional Services at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan. He has published several studies on the Cistercians and the Crown of Aragón and about the reconquest and ecclesiastical restoration movement of Tarragona, relating the Gregorian Reform to the Reconquista and medieval frontier expansionism.

John Naylon is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Director of the Centre for Iberian Studies at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England. His principal research interests are regional problems and policies and socio-economic development in Spain and Portugal. He is the Managing Editor of the journal Iberian Studies.

Donald Pitkin is a professor at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the author of The House that Giacomo Built: History of an Italian Family 1898-1978 (Cambridge University Press) and Mamma, Casa, Posto Fisso (Edizione Scientifiche Italiane, 1990).

Allyson Poska is currently a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota. Her specialty is Early Modern Spain with an emphasis on comparative popular religious practice.

Richard Raspa is Professor of Communications at Wayne State University. He is author of two books and numerous articles in the field of folklore. He is presently co-authoring an ethnographic study of social history and folk religion in the Veneto Region of Northern Italy with Elizabeth Mathias.

Susan L. Rosenstreich is an assistant professor of Romance Languages at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. Her most recent translations appeared in Art of Our Century: The Chronicle of Western Art: 1900 to the Present (New York: Prentice Hall, 1989). She is currently editing The Second First Art: Translations of Poetry and Essays on Translation in Honor of Aaron Kramer.

Benjamin F. Taggie is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. His primary research interests include Castile during the reign of Pedro I, 1350-69 and England during the reign of Edward III. He is co-editor of Mediterranean Studies and co-editor of the Bulletin of the Society of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.