Ideas that have changed my research: Thinking Iberian history with Sir John Elliott

meeting 25

Our last meeting for this term is intended to be an informal discussion of the many ways Sir John Elliott has inspired us or made us think. To start us off, we will begin with some very short reflections (c. 5 minutes) about a book or an article by Sir John which has particularly influenced the speaker. We hope the meeting will then open up for anyone to comment on anything that has been said, or to reflect on a piece of Sir John’s work that has captured their imagination. The initial reflections will be as follows:

Glyn Redworth (Oriel College), How Sir John writes: The opening to Imperial Spain

            Imperial Spain, 1469-1716 (1963), Prologue.

Stephanie Cavanaugh (Exeter College), Curiosity and instinct as discussed in History in the Making

            History in the Making (2012), 1-20.

Cecilia Tarruell (Oriel College), The Spanish composite monarchy

            ‘A Europe of composite monarchies’, Past & Present (1992): 48-71.

George Klaeren (Pembroke College), How did a conquistador see? Perception and cognition in the work of Sir John Elliott

            ‘The uncertain impact’, in The Old World and the New, 1492-1650 (1970), 1-27; ‘Mundos parecidos, mundos distintos’, Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez 34, 1 (2004): 293-311.

Giuseppe Marcocci (Exeter College), Comparing empires: From the Atlantic world to the globe

            ‘Introduction: Worlds Overseas’, in Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 (2006),  xiii-xx; ‘Iberian Empires’, in H. Scott (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 (2015), vol. 2, 200-226.


In order to participate, please pre-register via Zoom: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting, as well as the Meeting ID and passcode.