Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cundill Prize: Schwartz on Iberian Tolerance

The zillion dollar Cundill Prize in history has been won by Yale University historian Stuart Schwartz for All Can be Saved, a study of religious tolerance in the Iberian world-empire. (Who knew? -- I guess no one should expect the Spanish Inquisition.) A brave, bold jury (or an unworldly one), I think, for none of the nominated works were prominent or buzzed-about titles, in a year when there seemed to be quite a few news-making history titles.
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