Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Xavier Tubau presented at a workshop on the “Literature, Politics and the Public Sphere in the Early Modern Mediterranean” at Syracuse University on Nov. 11. The event brought together scholars from the Central New York area and other nearby regions in order to discuss topics related to the relationship between Spain and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern period.
In “Early Modern Spanish Catholicism and Charles V’s Imperial Policies,” Tubau presented his current book project on the relations between political thought and imperial practice in the context of the empire of Charles (1519-56).
Tubau’s thesis is that the political thought regarding ecclesiastical matters produced by Spanish jurists and theologians is relevant to understand Charles V’s imperial policies regarding the papacy.
The workshop was funded by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with support from Hamilton’s Dean of Faculty Office and Syracuse University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.