CIDEHUS member won prize in the USA

Ana Isabel López-Salazar, who until last January was a post-doctoral scholar of CIDEHUS, has won the A.H. de Oliveira Marques prize of 2015.

This distinction is awarded by the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) and aims to reward the best peer-reviewed article or book chapter on Portuguese history published during the previous year. The prize was announced at the 2015 annual meeting of the Association in Baltimore, on March 21.

The article distinguished is this:

"’Puderão mais os inquisidores que o rey’. The relationships between the Holy Office and the Crown in the Portugal of the Restoration War (1640-1668)", Cuadernos de Historia Moderna, Madrid, 39 (2014), pp. 137-163.

 Abstract: "Since the Seventeenth century, politicians and clergymen considered the Portuguese Holy Office as an ally of the Hispanic Monarchy during the Restoration War. However, this image of the Holy Office was forged in a very specific political context –the end of João IV’s reign– and it was conditioned by private interests. In this paper, I try to analyse, on one hand, the evolution of the Holy Office´s political behaviour in the twenty eight years of war. On the other hand, I aim to consider which were the choices, fidelity bonds and connections of its most important members (namely the general inquisitor and the deputies of the General Council). I will conclude that the Inquisition was not a garrison of Castel, but instead an institution which pursued, above all, saving its own interests, as it had been done during the rule of the Habsburgs".

Congratulations to Ana Isabel!


Published in 30.03.2015