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Luis R. Corteguera

Professor, History
Primary office:
2022 Wescoe Hall



Current Research & Projects

Book project on royal encounters with ordinary people in early modern Spain. Popular politics, politics as entertainment, visions, and the political and religious uses of images in the Spanish monarchy

Research Interests

History of Spain and the Spanish empire, 1500-1800, political and social history; visual culture in the early modern Spanish world.

Selected Publications
For the Common Good: Popular Politics in Barcelona, 1580-1640. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.

“The Making of A Visionary Woman: The Life of Beatriz Ana Ruiz, 1666–1735.” Luis Corteguera and M. Vicente, eds. In Women, Texts and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World. Surrey: Ashgate, 2004.

“Talking Images in the Spanish Empire: Vision and Action,” in Visualizing the Invisible: Visionary Technologies in Religious and Cultural Contexts, ed. Lisa Bitel; special issue of Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation vol. 25 no. 1 (March 2009), 55-71.
Courses Taught

HIST 55: Spain and Its Empire 
HIST 331: Atlantic Societies: Comparative History of European Colonization, 1500-1800

B.A. History, Brandeis University (1984); M.A. in History, Princeton University (1986); Fulbright
Visiting Student at the Universitat de Barcelona (1987–88); Ph.D. History, Princeton University (1992)
Language Competence Spanish (5)


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