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Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez covers a wide range of geographical areas – Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Maghreb – and specialities – history archaeology, literature, geography, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics - from Antiquity to the present day.
The former series (n° 1 to 32) is available on Persée platform.

Current open issue
49-1 | 2019 (Open issue)
Exégèse et lectio divina dans la péninsule Ibérique médiévale

Exegesis and lectio divina in the medieval Iberian Peninsula
Exégesis y lectio divina en la península ibérica medieval
Edited by Amélie De Las Heras and Cándida Ferrero Hernández

This collection of articles aims to delve into the biblical exegesis/lectio divina pairing in the medieval Iberian Peninsula. The observation of a hiatus questions this relationship: from the end of the eighth century until the end of the twelfth century there was no lineal commentary written in this field, although lectio divina continued to exist in religious communities. In order to provide an overview of the choices that lead to the writing and the conservation of exegetic texts, historiographers and philologists analyse the overlap between exegesis and lectio divina in the work or in the preaching of Isidore of Seville, as well as the circulation of the texts and the deployment of exegesis outside of the determined objectives of lectio divina. A counterpoint highlights the use of this pairing in the polemic between the three religions of the Book.

Publication history

Numéro ouvert le 4 mars 2019

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Latest issue
48-2 | 2018
Conexiones imperiales en ultramar

España y Portugal, 1575-1668
Imperial connexions overseas: Spain and Portugal, 1575-1668
Connexions impériales au-delà des mers : Espagne et Portugal, 1575-1668
Edited by José Antonio Martínez Torres

If we look at some of our most widespread textbooks on modern European history, we will realize that as long as we do not incorporate the Iberian colonial world into them, we will continue to offer a deficient narrative. Thus, can we understand the commercial apogee of Holland in the 17th century, without taking into account the nautical discoveries made by Spanish and Portuguese explorers in previous years? The articles of this dossier attempt to answer this question, based on three levels of approach: the one provided by case studies that are little or unknown; the one that analyses preconceived models of colonization with the clear aim of legitimizing other political structures; and the one that makes a comparison with experiences similar to those conducted in other territories.

Publication history

Numéro ouvert le 5 novembre 2018 et fermé le 23 novembre 2018.


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