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  • Jesus Cruz, Professor in the History Department at the University of Delaware

    University of Delaware
    130 John Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    M 1:00-3:00


    ​Jesus Cruz specializes in Iberian history and teaches history of Spain, modern Europe, and modern Latin America. He received his B.A. from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and did his graduate training at U.C. San Diego. He is the author of Gentlemen, Bourgeois and Revolutionaries: Political change and Cultural Persistence among the Spanish Dominant Groups, 1750-1850 (CUP, 1996); Los notables de Madrid: las bases sociales de la revolución liberal española (Alianza, 2000); The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain (LSU, 2011); El surgimiento de la cultura burguesa en la España del siglo XIX (Siglo XXI, 2014). He has published several articles and book chapters on the social and cultural history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spain. Between 2000 and 2003 he held the position of Counselor for Education, Science, and Technology at the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC. Professor Cruz has been the General Secretary of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (April 2008-April 2010) and General Editor of the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.



    • El surgimiento de la cultura burguesa en la España del siglo XIX (Siglio XXI, 2014).
    • The Rise of Middle-class Culture in Nineteenth-century Spain (Louisiana State University Press, 2011).
    • Gentlemen, Bourgeois, and Revolutionaries: Political Change and Cultural Persistence among the Spanish Dominant Groups, 1750-1850 (Cambridge University Press , 2004).
    • Los notables de Madrid: las bases sociales de la revolución liberal española (Alianza, 2000).
    • Como estudiar Historia. Guía para los estudiantes With Guillermo Gortázar (Vicens Vives, 1984).

    Articles and Book Chapters

    • “El hombre fino: Bourgeois conduct ideals in 19th century Spain,” The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 89/4 (2012) pp. 347-362.
    • “Del cortesano al hombre fino: una reflexión sobre la evolución de los ideales de conducta masculina en España desde el Renacimiento al siglo XIX,” Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 86/2 (March 2009) pp. 145-174.
    • "Building Liberal Identities in 19th Century Madrid: The Role of Middle Class Material Culture," The Americas, 60/3 (January, 2004) 391-410.
    • “La construcción de una nueva identidad liberal en el Madrid del XIX: el papel de la cultura material del hogar,” in Revista de Historia Económica, XXI (Número extraordinario sobre el consumo en la España preindustrial) 2003, pp. 181-206.





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