Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Transatlantic Exchange and by Evonne Levy, Kenneth Mills

By Evonne Levy, Kenneth Mills

Over the process a few centuries following the conquests and consolidations of Spanish rule within the Americas through the past due 15th and early 16th centuries—the interval targeted because the Baroque—new cultural varieties sprang from the cross-fertilization of Spanish, Amerindian, and African traditions. This dynamism of movement, relocation, and mutation replaced issues not just in Spanish the US, but additionally in Spain, making a transatlantic Hispanic global with new understandings of personhood, position, foodstuffs, track, animals, possession, cash and items of price, good looks, human nature, divinity and the sacred, cultural proclivities—a entire lexikon of items in movement, edition, and relation to 1 another.

Featuring the main artistic considering through the most important students throughout a few disciplines, the Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque is a uniquely wide-ranging and sustained exploration of the profound cultural transfers and adjustments that outline the transatlantic Spanish global within the Baroque period. Pairs of authors—one treating the peninsular Spanish kingdoms, the opposite these of the Americas—provocatively examine over 40 key recommendations, starting from fabric gadgets to metaphysical notions. Illuminating distinction up to complementarity, departure up to continuity, the booklet captures a dynamic universe of meanings within the a variety of midst of its personal re-creations. The Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque joins best paintings in a couple of intersecting fields and may fireplace new research—it is the indispensible place to begin for all severe students of the early glossy Spanish world.

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As with vassal animals of hunting, servant animals in husbandry were appreciated as individuals and collaborators. Like human servants, they were seen as an indispensable part of the labor force crucial for making the earth yield, whether it was the plough-­horse or ox tilling the soil (and draft oxen outnumbered the cattle raised as livestock), the mule carting goods from country to city, or the dog protecting sheep and home from wolves and thieves. Working dogs exemplified the servant class of animal.

16. 12. Elinor G. K. Melville, A Plague of Sheep: Environmental Consequences of the Conquest of Mexico (Cambridge: Cambridge Univer- sity Press, 1994); Andrew Sluyter, “From Archive to Map to Pastoral Landscape: A Spatial Perspective on the Livestock Ecology of Sixteenth-­Century New Spain,” Environmental History 3, no. 4 (1998): 508–528. 13. José de Acosta, Natural and Moral History of the Indies, trans. Frances M. López-­Morillas and ed. Jane E. Mangan (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), 246.

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