Antonio 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, El Duque de Lerma: realeza y privanza en la España de Felipe III (Marcial Pons, 2002).
His last book, Speaking of Spain: The Evolution of Race and Nation in the Hispanic World (Harvard University Press, 2017), which analyzes the long-term debate and struggles over race and nation in Spain and the Spanish world, tracing them from the late 15th century to the early 19th century. It has been translated into Spanish under the title, Antes de España. Nación y raza en el mundo hispánico, 1450-1820) (Marcial Pons, 2019). In collaboration with Professors Pedro Cardim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), and Fernando Bouza (Universidad Complutense), Antonio Feros recently published The Iberian World, 1450-1820 (Routledge, 2019)
Antonio Feros is currently developing a project on the history of Spain under Dictator General Franco, provisionally entitled Post-war and reconstruction in Spain, 1939-1969.
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.
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University
M.A. The Johns Hopkins University
BA. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Early Modern and Modern Spain
Colonial Latin America
Early Modern Europe
Intellectual and Cultural History
Literature, Power and Propaganda
Early modern imperialism
National identities and memories
Civil Wars, Revolts and Revolutions
HIST 030 The Making of Europe
HIST 178 The Foundations of the Early Modern Atlantic World
HIST 179 The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire 1450 - 1700
HIST 202 Connected Histories: Spain and the U.S.
HIST 423 The Mediterranean World in the Age of Don Quixote
HIST 620 Early Modern Europe - Traditions and New Trends
HIST 620 Early Modern Empires
Speaking of Spain. The Evolution of Race and Nation in the Early Modern Spanish World, Harvard University Press, 2017
Antes de España. Nación y raza en el mundo hispánico, 1450-1820, Marcial Pons, 2019
El Duque de Lerma. Realeza y favoritismo en la España de Felipe III, Marcial Pons Ediciones, 2002
Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621, Cambridge University Press, 2000
The Iberian World, 1450-1820, Routledge, 2019
“Corrupción y mecanismos de control en la Monarquía Hispánica: una revisión crítica”, in Tiempos Modernos, 35 (2017), pp. 284-311
“Conocer para poseer? Historia del mundo y sus regiones en las bibliotecas españolas de los siglos XVI y XVII,” in Historia en Fragmentos. Estudios en homenaje a Pablo Fernández Albaladejo, ed. Julio A. Pardos, et al Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017, pp. 345-363
“A Sick Body: Corruption and Anticorruption in Early Modern Spain,” with Francisco Andújar and Pilar Ponce, in Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern, ed. Ronald Kroeze, André Vitória and G. Geltner (Oxford University Press, 2017)
“The Early Modern Iberian Empires: Emulation, Alliance, Competition,” with Alex Ponsen in Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies (2017)
“Rhetorics of Expulsion,” in Expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain. A Mediterranean Diaspora, ed. Mercedes García-Arenal y Gerard Wiegers. Leiden: Brill, 2014, pp. 60-101
“Las varias vidas del Duque de Lerma,” in Erebea: Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, 3 (2013), pp. 169-193