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Katherine Elliot van Liere, selected publications

Edited Books

Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World, edited with Simon Ditchfield and Howard Louthan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Renaissance Chroniclers and the Apostolic Origins of Spanish Christianity.” In Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World, edited by Katherine van Liere, Simon Ditchfield, and Howard Louthan. Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Shared Studies Foster Friendship: Humanism and History in Spain,” in The Renaissance World, edited by John Jeffries Martin. New York and London: Routledge, 2007: 242-261.

“The Moorslayer and the Missionary: James the Apostle in Spanish Historiography from Isidore of Seville to Ambrosio de Morales.” Viator 37 (2006). (Winner of the 2007 Bishko Prize from the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies for the best article on medieval Iberian history.)

Epistolae familiares in Sixteenth-Century Spain: Three Recent Letter Collections in Literary and Historical Context.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition (Spring 2006).

“Catholic Reform of the Divine Office in the Sixteenth Century: The Breviary of Cardinal Francisco de Quiñones.” In Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Change and Continuity in Religious Practice, edited by Karin Maag and John D. Witvliet, 162-199. University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.

“After Nebrija: Academic Reformers and the Teaching of Latin in Sixteenth-Century Salamanca.” Sixteenth Century Journal, 34, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 1065-1105.

“Humanism and Scholasticism in Sixteenth-century Academe: Five Student Orations from the University of Salamanca.” Renaissance Quarterly 53, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 57-107.

“Vitoria, Cajetan, and the Conciliarists.” Journal of the History of Ideas 58 (Oct. 1997): 597-616.

Encyclopedia Articles

“Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva.”In Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, edited by Paul F. Grendler, et al. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1999.
“Francisco de Vitoria,” Ibid.
“University of Salamanca,” Ibid.
“Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda,” Ibid.

Book Reviews

Review of Rebecca Ard Boone, Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire. In Bulletin of Spanish Studies (forthcoming 2015).

Review of Alexandra Bamji, et al., ed., The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation. In Calvin Theological Journal (forthcoming 2015).

Review of Miguel Morán Turina, La memoria de las piedras: Anticuarios, arqueólogos y colleccionistas de antigüedades en la España de los Austrias. In Bulletin of Spanish Studies 90, no. 2 (2013): 269-70.

Review of Henry Kamen, The Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance. In Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89, no. 1 (2012): 133-5.

Review of Alister Chapman, John Coffey and Brad Gregory, eds., Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion. In Journal of Early Modern History 15 (2011): 461-5.

Review of Richard L. Kagan, Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain. In American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain newsletter (Fall 2010.)

Review of Harald E. Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought. In Bulletin of Spanish Studies 87, no. 4 (2010): 550-552.

Review of Fernando de los Ríos, Religión y estado en la España del siglo XVI. In Bulletin of Spanish Studies 86, no. 3 (2009): 391-392.

Review of Patricia E. Grieve, The Eve of Spain: Myths of Origins in the History of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Conflict. In ASPHS Bulletin 34 (2009): 21-22.

Review of A. Katie Harris, From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain. In Renaissance Quarterly 61 no. 1 (Spring 2008): 170-2.

Review of  Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Obras Completas, VII: Antiapología en Defensa de Alberto Pío, Príncipe de Carpi, frente a Erasmo de Rótterdam and Comentario sobre la reforma del año y de los mese romanos and Exhortación a Carlos V. In Sixteenth Century Journal 37, no. 2 (2006): 590-592.

Review of Fernando Bouza, Communication, Knowledge, and Memory in Early Modern Spain. In Sixteenth Century Journal 37, no. 1 (2006): 296-7.

Review of Gary K. Waite, Heresy, Magic, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe. In Mennonite Quarterly Review 79 (July 2005).

Review of Anthony Pagden, ed., The Idea of Europe from Antiquity to the European Union. In The Medieval Review (online, 1/19/2004).

“A Golden Age of Religious Tolerance?”: Review of María Rosa Menocal, The Ornament of the World. In Books and Culture: Book of the Week (online, August 11, 2003).

Review of Lu Ann Homza, Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance. In History of Religions 42, no. 3 (Feb. 2003): 269-270.

Review of same in Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 26, no. 3 (2001-2): 19-21.

Review of Ronald Truman, Spanish Treatises on Government, Society and Religion in the Time of Philip II. In Renaissance Quarterly 54, no. 1 (2001): 282-4.

Review of William R. Blue, Spanish Comedy and Historical Contexts in the 1620s. In Sixteenth Century Journal 28, no. 4 (1997): 1428-30.

Review of Richard Kagan and Geoffrey Parker, eds., Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic World. In Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 21, no. 3 (Fall 1996): 22-25.

Papers Presented

“Christian saints in pagan Hispania.” Patristic and Medieval Conference, Villanova University, 21 October 2011.

“Ambrosio de Morales and the origins of Spanish Renaissance sacred historiography.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Montreal, Canada, 14 October 2010.

“Reimagining the Origins of Spanish Christianity.” CCCS/Notre Dame symposium: Historia Sacra: Visions of Christian Origins in the Renaissance World. Notre Dame London Centre, 11 June 2010. (Planned and co-hosted full 3-day colloquium.)

“The early Spanish saints in Ambrosio de Morales’s Coronica General de España.” 34th Annual Patristic and Medieval Conference, Villanova University (PA), 18 October 2009.