Vol. 5 (2023): Avisos de Viena. Viennese Cultural Studies

'An older woman holding a baby's hand', © Rod Long (unsplash.com)

This issue is dedicated to the late Michael Mitterauer. May this 5th volume be a homage to his legacy. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to historical-cultural issues related to family, motherhood, Early Modern to Age of Revolution Spanish history and literature, and much more.

You will find what the birth of Marquis Alcañices' daughter reveals about 17th century Spain mentality and learn about Calderón's wit and metaphysics in Los empeños de un acaso (1635). There are exciting insights on birthing times in the first half of the 19th century in La Mancha and a novel approach to Cesarean section with active maternal participation. You can also discover a dramatic real-life crime in 17th-century Basque Country.

Furthermore, you can read about en caul births, abandoned children in Madrid in the mid-19th century, and some facts about the gesture known as higa.

Published: 2023-07-30