Urquízar Herrera, Antonio
Andalusian nobility of the Renaissance had an early interest for the gathering and exhibition of American indigenous objects. The double aim of this article is to remark the scarcely known presence of these early ensembles, and furtherly it is to analyse the coetaneous 16th Century regards on the objects. Although literature commonly focused on the novelty of these pieces and their role in the European notion of otherness, this essay intends to interpret these particular collections from their vicinity with other “artificialia” and “naturalia” of the humanist cabinet, and also from their continuity of the previous conceptual categories of the...
Salas Almela, Luis
This article analyzes –in its Atlantic frame–, why the dukes of Medina Sidonia invested efforts and resources in certain relevant religious foundations in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, their seignourial court-city. Specially, it relates, in the one hand, the facilities granted by the dukes in Sanlúcar to welcome some religious orders –Franciscans, Dominicans and Jesuits– with the role played, in the other hand, by this city in the route to the Indies, taking also into account the Medina Sidonia’s seignourial interests. Our hypothesis is that the interest of the Medina Sidonia’s in founding convents and houses of those orders in Sanlúcar was...
Ruiz Gálvez, Ángel M.
With this essay we try to go in depth into the knowledge of the lifestyle of the ruling classes in the rural communities from Cordoba in the Modern period. For this we analyze the ways of distinction of these groups in the various scenes where most of their daily life passed. We will realize how privileged classes lived surrounded by all kinds of luxuries and comforts, which allowed them to have a great social recognition. This lifestyle entailed a considerable economic expense that not all the families could face up; despite this, many of these families went on doing it,...
Ruiz Canales, Irene
Daily life study will allow us to know, not only the habits and characters from people in the past, but also is an excellent way to understand the strategies for social ascent of certain group of families who chose to emulate the material and immaterial habits of his higher contemporaries in order to be gradually assimilated into the privileged class. This article is about cordobesians Díaz de Escobar who had that wish.
Otero Mondéjar, Santiago
So much the expulsion of the from Granada Moriscos towards the interior of Castile and Andalusia, once controlled the revolt of the Alpujarras, as the definitive expulsion of the territories of the Monarchy arranged by Philip III they tell in his credit with a series of peculiarities and historical facts that they repeated themselves in both events. Undoubtedly, one of the most important processes was the quantity of lawsuits that began to demonstrate the ancestry Christian old woman of hundreds, chance thousands, of Moriscos who tried with it to avoid the expulsion, already it was of the former kingdom nazarí...
Girón Pascual, Rafael M.
Historiography on the image of Genoese merchants in Spain in the Modern Age, almost always using literary sources, has resulted in a pejorative view of the Ligurian. Greedy profiteers, unscrupulous lenders, one of the causes of the decline of the Spanish Monarchy. However, locally, between the elites and the people, this vision is not as negative or at least, not as biased. In the Kingdom of Granada, Genoese are powerful allies, customers, clients and patrons of the spanish elite, splendid match for marriageable daughters and patrons of arts and introducers of architectural styles. Their wealth and power is admired and...
Molina Recio, Raúl
The present work is an approximation to two apparently distant subjects as they are the artistic demonstrations of the nobility like mechanism of expression of the power, as well as the History of the Family. And it is that the excellent documentation of the county of Luque has allowed me to approach to the analysis of the familiar evolution of the nobility through the architectural structure of its homes, deducing
the internal structure of the home addition (its extensive or nuclear character), as well as the size of the same and his unambiguous direction to the individualism to beginnings of the...
Extremera Extremera, Miguel A.
During the Sixteenth Century, because of an economic improvement in the city, it begins to consolidate a mesocracy who deals in trade and liberal professions. However, this social group had to face up to a double problem that would obstruct its development in the future: an aristocracy who keeps the most important posts and titles in the city, as well as a radical change on economic situation that will be specially unfavourable from the Seventeenth century.
Díaz Rodríguez, Antonio J.
The house and the chapel were suitable instruments for the transmission of an image of power and privilege to the rest of the castilian society in the Modern Age. The members of the capitular clergy played a key role in this sense within the strategies of promotion and emulation of their families, and that is what this article tries to show through the example of the Cathedral Chapter of Cordoba.
Pérez García, Rafael M.
In Renaissance Spain, the religious Catholic Reform created a christian behaviour model for the nobility. This social group adopted it in his personal and social life. Thus, the religious factor was incorporated in the social role of the nobility. This paper analyses this social process studing some of the most important nobility lineages of Andalusia, as the Sotomayor, Zúñiga, Portocarrero, Téllez-Girón or Ponce de León. The final consequence was the creation of a saint nobility, which lived in Palaces-Churchs or in Palaces-Convents.
Soria Mesa, Enrique
The Hispanic elite´s enjoyment of power during the modern age, led to the assumption of a whole series of cultural practices which seeked imitating the nobility´s habits and behaving patterns. In that sense, the utilization of imagery as a demonstration of power had a great capacity of dissuasion on the rest of the community, turning into a tool for dominance. Works of art (palaces, heraldic shields, paintings, sculptures), uncountable elements of material culture (clothing, crockery, furniture) or the genealogical treatises get a new meaning on this subject. The study of these practices and skills will allow us to know, not...