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Jeremy Lawrance is Professor of Golden Age Studies at the University of Nottingham. He read classics at Oxford, and later taught there and at Manchester before coming to Nottingham. A philologist and literary scholar, he is the author of some 60 studies  on the cultural history of late medieval and early modern Spain, with special emphasis on the impact of the classical Renaissance upon art and the history of ideas. His recent publications have been concerned with the formation of court civilization and the evolution of the Baroque style in the first half of the seventeenth century, with studies on patronage, civil society, new concepts of the role of the artist in the commonwealth, and the interface between all these and the ideologies of absolutism. He also maintains an ongoing interest in imperial Spain’s colonial and cultural attitudes to foreign cultures, notably its European dominions (Italy, Flanders), Islam, Judaism, Black Africa, and the indigenous civilizations of America; and also, within the same field of attitudes to the Other, in debates on such themes as female behaviour and dress. He was elected to the British Academy in 2011.


Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature; medieval and early modern history, the conquest of America.