Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

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List of Papers (Total 210)

Constructing Normativity: A Historiographical Essay on the Codification and Regulation of Gender and Sexuality in Franco's Spain

This historiographical essay traces the contours of the field of gender and sexuality during the Franco regime in Spain with a focus on the codification and regulation of normativity. The article presents definitions of normativity for men and women, provides a historical narrative of the dictatorship's attempt to control lived realities of masculinity and femininity, analyzes...

Sport in an Authoritarian Regime: The Primo de Rivera Era in Spain, 1923-30

The 1920s were part of Spanish literature’s Silver Age but for some of the nation’s athletes it was more of a Golden Age. The national football team won the silver medal at the 1920 Olympic games and in 1929 became the first team outside the United Kingdom to beat England. In 1926, heavyweight boxer Paulino Uzcudun claimed the European championship and tennis star Lili Alvarez...

“Solving the ‘Social Question’: Women Workers and Working-Class Families in Restoration Valencia, 1870-1900.”

In Restoration Valencia, social reformers engaged in solving the so-called "social question" honed in on working women and the structure of the working class family as a way to promote a hegemonic view of bourgeois culture among the working classes. The data they produced, primarily in Valencia's report for the Commission for Social Reform, are the most comprehensive data about...

El problema morisco y la retórica de la infección corporal en “La historia del cautivo”

The object of this study, from the perspective of a Cervantist, is to put two forms of medicalizing discourse in dialog with one another: the first is the discourse of sickness and health in texts advocating the expulsion of the moriscos; the second is the medical images of the captive’s tale (“la retórica de la infección corporal en ‘La historia del cautivo’”).

Arriving (Way Beyond) Where We Started: Forty-Eight Years of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

This study categorizes the 3,136 papers presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical studies from 1970 through 2017 according to the following criteria: temporal focus, geographic focus, themes, and sub-themes. In terms of geographic and temporal focus, the vast majority of the papers have dealt with Spain from the 14th century onward...

Queering the Early Modern Iberian Archive: Recent Trends

The article proposes to rethink the landscape of the early modern archive of the Iberian world from a queer perspective. It addresses recent trends that explore the possibilities that rethinking queerness, in particular in relation to the archive, has for reconsidering the trajectory of historical analysis. It argues that the structure of the archive has sometimes obscured the...