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Antonio Feros

Associate Professor of History

Antonio FerosAntonio Feros teaches and writes about politics, culture and ethnic relations in the early modern Spanish empire, and Spanish intellectual and modern history. He has published several articles on the history of the reigns of Philip II (1556-1598), Philip III (1598-1621), and Philip IV (1621-1665); ideas and images of kingship in seventeenth-century Spanish drama and painting; political and court cultures in early modern Europe; and the historiography on the Spanish conquest and colonization of America. He is the author of Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621, (Cambridge University Press, 2000), which has been translated into Spanish (Marcial Pons, 2002). Feros is currently working on two new projects. The first, entitled Constructing Self and Other: National and Ethnic Identities in the Early Modern Spanish World, is an analysis of the evolution of Spanish identities in the early modern period. The second project, The Constitution of Empire, involves an examination of the discursive, administrative and social foundations of the early modern Spanish empire and their evolution during this period. Antonio Feros offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses all of which focus on the complexity of societies in contrast to a deterministic vision of historical evolution. His courses emphasize the need to pay attention to ideological diversity in each society and period and the need to analyze past societies from a cross-cultural perspective. The themes addressed in his courses are: early modern Spanish and European political, cultural, religious and intellectual history; modern Spain; and the history of early modern European imperialism.

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Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621