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The Wedding Processions Of The Dukes Of Braganza (1633) And Medina Sidonia (1640): Power And Fiesta In Portugal And Spain, Luis Salas Almela Dec 2015

The Wedding Processions Of The Dukes Of Braganza (1633) And Medina Sidonia (1640): Power And Fiesta In Portugal And Spain, Luis Salas Almela

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

This article explores the political meanings of the symbolic languages of the nobility of the Hispanic Monarchy. Specifically, it analyzes the ceremonies and festivities organized by two prominent dukes —Medina Sidonia in Andalusia and Braganza in Portugal — on the occasion of their weddings in 1633 and 1640, respectively. In both cases, those noblemen organized a grand procession to collect the two brides. The symbolic language of power they displayed in that occasion – language that was strictly seigneurial – is analyzed in this article mainly from a political point of view, taking into account the rebellions that both dukes planed in 1640 ...


The Tragedy Of Alcazarquivir: The Collapse Of Kingship, Empire And Narrative, Ruth Mackay Dec 2015

The Tragedy Of Alcazarquivir: The Collapse Of Kingship, Empire And Narrative, Ruth Mackay

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

After the death of King Sebastian in the Battle of Alcazarquivir (1578), Portugal lost its independence, and the Avis dynasty ended. Many chronicles recounted the defeat, especially as the unwise Sebastian was said to have survived and imposters soon appeared. This article describes the intersection of two genres, epic poetry and poetic historiography, and how their conjunction in the Alcazarquivir chronicles, which were copied and modified for decades and centuries (in Spanish more than in Portuguese), shaped subsequent narratives. The chronicles also were a way of assessing good kingship, conspicuously absent in the case of Sebastian. Features from classical literature ...


Las Consecuencias Del Comercio Global En Una Monarquía Compuesta: El Caso De La Corona De Aragón, Antoni Picazo Muntaner Dec 2013

Las Consecuencias Del Comercio Global En Una Monarquía Compuesta: El Caso De La Corona De Aragón, Antoni Picazo Muntaner

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

RESUMEN: Las consecuencias del comercio global, mucho más activo a partir del siglo XVII, afectó de diferente forma a las potencias europeas que estaban inmersas en el mismo. En el caso de la Monarquía Hispánica la nueva situación mercantil se mezcló con la propia dinámica política y económica derivada de las distintas repercusiones que el mismo tenía en los diferentes reinos que la componían así como los tratados de paz con otros reinos. En este artículo penetraremos en los problemas que ello causó, el cambio de coyuntura en el Mediterráneo y las respuestas dadas por la Corte hispana.


In The Shadow Of Cádiz? Exogenous And Endogenous Factors In The Development Of Portuguese Constitutionalism, C. 1780-1825, Gabriel Paquette Jun 2013

In The Shadow Of Cádiz? Exogenous And Endogenous Factors In The Development Of Portuguese Constitutionalism, C. 1780-1825, Gabriel Paquette

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

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Constitucionalismo Atlântico E Ideologia Da Escravidão: A Experiência De Cádis Em Perspectiva Comparada, Rafael Marquese, Tamis Parron Jun 2013

Constitucionalismo Atlântico E Ideologia Da Escravidão: A Experiência De Cádis Em Perspectiva Comparada, Rafael Marquese, Tamis Parron

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Global Horizons And Local Interests In The Era Of The Constitution Of Cadiz, Christopher Schmidt- Nowara Jun 2013

Introduction: Global Horizons And Local Interests In The Era Of The Constitution Of Cadiz, Christopher Schmidt- Nowara

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

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