Antonio J. Díaz Rodríguez, National History Award: The payment of Bulas was as usual as today Internet

Antonio José Díaz Rodríguez has achieved the National History Prize of Spain 2021 for his work the curial market. Bulas and businesses between Rome and the Ib

Antonio J. Díaz Rodríguez, National History Award: The payment of Bulas was as usual as today Internet

Antonio José Díaz Rodríguez has achieved the National History Prize of Spain 2021 for his work the curial market. Bulas and businesses between Rome and the Iberian world in the Modern Age. The prize, granted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is endowed with 20,000 euros.

The jury has chosen this work "for being a careful and rigorous research with a poetic air that throws light and comes to a little studied reality and, sometimes, hidden. Expand the field of science and contextualizes the social dynamics and policies addressed , contributing to economic history and finance some episodes that arouse the interest of readers going beyond the purely economic ".

Professor Díaz Rodríguez has affirmed the world that the practice of the Bulas and the waivers was usual during the sixteenth centuries, XVII and XVIII, but today goes unnoticed. "It was as everyday as today for us Internet".

Your rehearsal the curial market. Bulas and businesses between Rome and the Iberian world in the Modern Age (Ediciones University of Valladolid) analyzes "the international business between Rome (the Papacy) and the Catholic countries, especially Spain, that space in which the apostolic grace is processed. How through the Bulas, operations could be done so that families will achieve a social promotion, for example ".

In those centuries, the dispenses were necessary and to achieve them there were channels of intermediaries, agencies. "There were legal and illegal operations, since there was also a lot of speculation," says Professor Díaz Rodríguez.

That universe of ecclesiastics, intermediaries, bankers, speculators, rogues, testaferros, literators and extortioners has been reflected, according to the award-winning, in the works of the Valdés brothers and in 'El Lazarillo de Tormes'.

"The first stable firm way at the time of Felipe II was the one that Unía Rome and Spain, such was the flow between the clergy and the peninsula, even in Rome, mailboxes were installed as thousands of requests came to achieve Bulas or Waivers" Detail Díaz Rodríguez. "It's not that the dispenses cost a lot but there were many: for canongies, to get married, you can expect the canon law so that, for example, an illegitimate child could access the clergy, for burials ...".

Antonio José Díaz Rodríguez is a doctor in history from the University of Córdoba, where he is a professor in a modern, contemporary and American history department. Between 2013 and 2017 he developed his work as a researcher at University of Évora, where he coordinated the research group societies, powers and identities and to which he continues to be linked as an integrated member of the Scientific Council. Since March 2017 he is a hired researcher of the Juan de la Cierva-Incorporation program at the University of Córdoba. He simultaneously directs the permanent seminar of historical dissemination The Archive of Time 'and is Deputy Director of the Judeoconverse Studies Laboratory.

Updated Date: 27 October 2021, 00:44

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