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  • ISSN: 0212-6109 (Print), 2041-3335 (Online)
  • Editors: Sandra Kuntz Ficker (Co-editor) El Colegio de México, Mexico , Blanca Sánchez Alonso (Chief Editor) Universidad CEU-San Pablo, Madrid, Spain and William Summerhill (Co-editor) UCLA, USA
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Published for Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The Revista de Historia Económica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (RHE-JILAEH) provides a global forum for nation specific discussions on economic history, placed within international frameworks. RHE-JILAEH publishes original research papers on economic history, economic thought and areas of economics concerned with long-term analysis of the Iberian and Latin American regions. Emphasis is given to work that places this research in a global context, particularly papers that adopt international comparative approaches. Reflecting the journal's strong commitment to internationalise the ongoing debates in Iberian and Latin American economic history, it publishes articles in English and Spanish.

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  • Why Revisit the Early Modern Canon?
  • 16 August 2018, Lisa Shapiro
  • The thing about canons is that they seem sacred. Challenging them, even revisiting them, can seem heretical. Facing these facts is the first step in addressing...
  • The Tudor banquet: digital text mining reveals new information
  • 14 August 2018, Louise Stewart
  • This blog accomapnies Louise Stewart’s Historical Journal article ‘Social Status and Classicism in the Visual and Material Culture of the Sweet Today, the term ‘banquet’ is commonly used to refer to any lavish feast.  However, in the Tudor and Stuart period the word had a different, and very specific meaning, referring to a separate meal which consisted solely of sweet foods.  In September 1591, for example, Queen Elizabeth I visited the Earl of Hertford at his estate at Elvetham.  The lavish entertainments provided for the queen during her four day stay included water pageants, fireworks, feasts and a glittering ‘banquet’.  A printed account of the entertainment makes it clear that this banquet was no ordinary meal.  It was served in the garden after supper, ‘all in glass and silver’ and accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display.  The queen was presented with a thousand sweet dishes including sculptural sugar work representing her arms, castles and forts, human figures and mythical and exotic animals as well as preserved fruits and other confections.  This elaborate spectacle was typical of the sweet banquet.…...