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Mediterranean Studies 6 (1996)




1. Don Kagay, Two Towns Where There Was Once One: The Aldea in Medieval Aragon

2. Fred Bronner, Portugal and Columbus: Old Drives and New Discoveries

3. Theresa Vann, The Matter of the Muslim Captives and the Town of Moya

4. A. Gordon Kinder, The Creation of the So-Called Black Legend: The Literary Contribution of the Spanish Protestant Exiles

5. A. Wilhelmsen, The Italian Exile of the Princess of Beira (1845-1874)

6. Aldo Albònico, Lights and Shades of the Carlist Mobilization against the Kingdom of Italy (1860-1866)

7. Regina Mezei, Carlos VII's Court at Loredán (Venice) during the Spanish Crisis of 1898

8. E. Munson, Franco's "Family" and the Legitimation of Authority

9. W. Washburn, The History of the Marshall Plan as Interpreted by Sicilian Folk Artists to General George C. Marshall

10. Andrew Karp, The Disease of Inflexibility in Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound

11. Letizia Argenteri, Pirandello and Fascism

12. Clara Estow, Royal Madness in the Crónica del Rey don Pedro

13. Celso de Oliveira, History into Fiction: Euclides da Cunha and Mario Vargas Llosa


About the Contributors:

Aldo P. Albònico is an Italian Hispanist who has degrees in both literature and history, and whose expertise spans Spain, several Latin American countries, as well as Portugal. He is Professor of Hispano-American literature at the University of Milan. Previously he was the director of the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Messina, Sicily. His books include, Breve storia del Portogallo contemporaneo (1890-1976), Lamobilitazione legittimista contra il Regno d'Italia: La Spagna e it brigantaggio meridionale postunitario, La chronachistica della conquista del Perú, L'America Latina e l'Italia, Le lettere Americane di Gianrinaldo Carli, Italia y América.

Letizia Argenteri is Assistant Professor in Modern European History at the University of San Diego. She is a specialist in the Fascist period in Italy and is the author of Il re borghese (1994). She has published a number of articles in both Europe and America.

Fred Bronner is an associate professor in the department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in the social and economic history of seventeenth-century Peru and is currently researching arbitrismo. He has published in The Americas, Journal of the American Portuguese Society, Hispanic American Historical Review, Anuario de Estudios Americanos, Revista de Indias, Ibero-Amerikanisches Archiv, and Jahrbuch fuer Geschichte von Staat, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Lateinamerikas. He won the 1978 Robertson Memorial Prize.

Clara Estow is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is the author of The Reign of Pedro I of Castile (1995). Her research interests revolve around the history of Castilian thought and institutions in the late medieval period, topics on which she has written extensively. Currently, she is working on a book examining the role of gold in medieval peninsular history.

Donald J. Kagay is currently associate professor of history at Albany State college. His first book, The Usatges of Barcelona, is currently being published by University of Pennsylvania Press. He is past present and founder of the Texas Medieval Association and executive secretary of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain.

Andrew Karp is Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Dowling College and specializes in archaic Greek literature. He has published on Homer in journals such as Arethusa and the New England Classical Journal, and has a chapter forthcoming in a collection of essays on Ancient Prophecy and Divination. Over the past two years, he has presented papers at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, the conference of the Society for Utopian Studies, the Comparative Drama Conference, and the Mediterranean Studies Conference. His most recent scholarship concerns the role of pity in the Homeric poems.

A. Gordon Kinder is an honorary lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies in the University of Manchester, England. He has published two monographs and over thirty articles of the general theme of Spanish heterodoxy in the sixteenth century, many of which have been republished in Spanish translation. In addition, he was 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."

Regina A. Mezei is professor of Spanish language at Mercer County Community College in Trenton, New Jersey. She has published various articles on Carlist and Basque topics in nineteenth century Spain. She was also a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico. Her current research deals with the Spanish-American War.

Elizabeth Munson is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego, where she is studying the history of modern Spain. Her areas of research are film and gender.

Celso de Oliveira, who was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, is Professor of Portuguese and Spanish at the University of South Carolina. He is also Director of the Comparative Literature Program there. He has translated Graciliano Ramos’ Childhood (1979) and Bernardo Santareno’s The Judgement of Father Martinho (1994). He is the author of Understanding Graciliano Ramos (1988) and numerous essays and translations in European, Brazilian, and American journals. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award for 1990-91 at the University of South Carolina.

Theresa Vann is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is currently researching the relationship between law and society in twelfth and thirteenth century Castile. She is the author of Women of Power: Queens, Regents, and Potentates.

Wilcomb E. Washburn is currently Senior Historian, National Postal Museum, and Director of the American Studies Program, Smithsonian Institution. He has published widely in colonial history, Indian-white relations, and other fields beginning with The Governor and the Rebel: A History of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia (1957), and including such books as The Indian in America (1975). He is the past president of the American Studies Association, the American Society for Ethnohistory, the Society for the History of Discoveries, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. He holds honorary degrees from St. Lawrence University, Assumption College, and St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Alexandra Wilhelmsen is an American raised in Spain and Italy. She has taught since 1971 at the University of Dallas, where she is associate professor in foreign languages and adjunct professor in history. In addition to working on the main campus, she has taught at the University of Dallas's campus in Rome, Italy, and at a variety of summer programs in Spain and Mexico. She has published approximately forty articles, most on Hispanic topics. Her main scholarly interest is Spain's traditionalist political movement known as Carlism. She has published fifteen articles on this subject; has recently finished an extensive study, written in Spanish, on the development of Carlist political thought; and she is currently doing research on the life in exile (mainly in Italy) of the Carlist branch of the Spanish Royal Family.