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Name Dr Fernando Cervantes
Job title Reader in History
Department Department of History (Historical Studies) University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA(Oxon), PhD(Cantab)
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Keywords Spain
Spanish America
Hispanic world
literary imagination
Montaigne
Cervantes
Shakespeare
humanism
Areas of expertise I am a historian of early modern Europe specialising in the intellectual and religious history of early modern Spain and Spanish America. Between 2005 and 2008 I was principal investigator of a major Leverhulme Research Project entitled The Celestial and the Fallen: Angels and Demons in the Hispanic World. With Dr Andrew Redden of Queen's University, Belfast, I am currently completing work on the two major outputs of the project: a co-authored monograph, and a co-edited collection of essays entitled Angels, Demons and the New World, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. Longer term projects include a study of the literary imagination of early modern Europe that seeks to place the works of Montaigne, Cervantes and Shakespeare in the wider context of early modern humanism, the relations between Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and the epistemological crisis of the early seventeenth century.