The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

BSPHS embraces a cross-disciplinary approach. We accept works of historical content and/or historical relevance belonging to disciplines outside the field of History such as Literary Studies, Historical Sociology, Historical Anthropology, Art History, etcetera. The main contents of the BSPHS are scholarly individual or coauthored articles, topical forum conversations, and book reviews. To experiment with the possibilities of digital academic publishing, we are also partnering with the Historias podcast ( to publish audio interviews with authors featured in the journal, and piloting a resource sharing initiative through Zotero ( where authors can publish curated collections of print and web resources.

Volume 48 Issue 1

General and Special Issue

General Editor: David A. Messenger
Special Issue Editor: Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez and Clayton McCarl
Book Review Editor: Rachael Ball, Marta Valentin Vicente
Production Editor: Foster Chamberlin
Editorial Board Members: Miriam Shadis, Sean Perrone, Karoline Cook, Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marina Perez de Arcos, Sasha Pack


Special Issue: La piratería y la imprenta

Introducción: La piratería y la imprenta
Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez - University of Nevada, Reno and Clayton McCarl - University of North Florida
La piratería y los comienzos de la bibliografía americanista
Clayton McCarl - University of North Florida

Book Reviews

Review of Samuel Claussen, Chivalry and Violence in Late Medieval Castile
Elizabeth A. Terry-Roisin - Florida International University
 Historias Podcast