“Coins, Value, and Trust: The Problematics of Vellón” in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Culture, Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World, Jason Mckosky and Ignacio López ed., Bucknell University Press: Lanham, 2013. 195-212.
López Alemant, I
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Associate Professor of Romance Studies
My teaching and research interests include early modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature, the rise of capitalism, economic thought, and the making of practical knowledge. I study how 16th and 17th century thinkers, authors, and observers across the Spanish empire grappled with money, commerce, and economic challenges that resemble our own. My interest on the interface between literature, history, and economics led to the publication of New World Gold: Cu