The Iberian Religious World

The Iberian Religious World is a peer-reviewed series which publishes academic works that deal with the different types of religiosity found in the Iberian world. The space of the ‘Iberian world’ is one that changes according to time. If until the end of the fourteenth century it was limited to the space of the Iberian Peninsula, the beginning of the maritime discoveries in the fifteenth century gave it an almost world-size dimension, gradually lost from the eighteenth century onwards. The series will encompass works on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and also African, Asian and American religions and cults met by, among others, Portuguese and Spaniards during their oversea enterprises. Furthermore, volumes in the series deal with forms of religiosity, cultural relationships with religious minorities, and acculturation processes within the space of the Iberian Peninsula from antiquity to our days. Through monographs, edited volumes, and critical editions of primary sources, the series addresses subjects such as history, theology, art history, literature, philology, music, and other academic fields, whenever the main focus of research is on religion.




The series published an average of one volume per year since 2014.

Biographical Note

Ana Valdez is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and a researcher at the Centre of History of the University of Lisbon. She has taught at Brown University, Columbia University, and Yale University. Her research focuses on the intellectual and religious history of the Iberian world, with a focus on the history of the Portuguese Atlantic. She is currently exploring the circulation of eschatological ideas within the space of the Atlantic, and how Catholics, Sephardic Jews, and Protestants engaged on an “interreligious” dialogue leading to expressions of religious tolerance. She has published widely on apocalyptic literature and imperial ideology in the Iberian world, and in particular on the opus magnum of the Portuguese Jesuit António Vieira, the unfinished, Clavis prophetarum. Her publications include: Historical Interpretations of the "Fifth Empire": The Dynamics of Periodization from Daniel to António Vieira, SJ (Brill, 2011).

Ricardo Muñoz Solla is an associate professor in the Hebrew and Aramaic Department at the Faculty of Philology at Salamanca University. He lectures on Hebrew Grammar and History of Sephardic Jewry. His main areas of research are the social, material and intellectual history of Jews in late medieval Spain and converso identities in the early modern period. His current research focuses on Sephardic onomasticon and on the reception of the Bible in the Iberian World. He has published several articles on the Jewish and converso backgrounds of Castilian Jewry and a book on the Crypto-Jewish community of Berlanga de Duero (Fontes Iudaeorum Regni Castellae IX, Salamanca 2009). He has collaborated in collective works, such as the Diccionario Biográfico de la Real Academia de la Historia (2010) and the Dizionario storico dell’Inquisizione (2009).

Editorial Board

Edited by Ana Valdez & Ricardo Muñoz Solla

Scientific Board
- Alisa Meyuḥas Ginio (Tel-Aviv University - Sephardic Studies)
- Carlos Eire (Yale University – Reformation and Counter-Reformation; mysticism and eschatology in the Iberian world)
- Eleazar Gutwirth (Tel Aviv University – Spanish Jewry and Inquisition)
- Fernanda Olival (University of Évora – Portuguese Inquisition)
- Filomena Barros (University of Évora – Iberian Islam)
- Herman Prins Salomon (SUNY at Albany – Portuguese Jewry in the Diaspora)
- José Ramos (University of Lisbon – Ancient Hispania)
- Natalio Fernández Marcos (High Council of Scientific Research of Madrid, CSIC – Humanism and Biblical Exegesis)
- Thomas M. Cohen (Catholic University of America – Jesuits and South American Evangelization)
- Veronica Williams (University of Buenos Aires, CONICET – Archaeology, pre-Columbian civilizations and the West)

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