Kagan, Richard L.
Richard L. Kagan is Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History and Academy Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. With degrees from Columbia University (BA) and Cambridge University (PhD), he is a member of the American Philosophical Society, Corresponding Member of Spain’s Real Academia de la Historia, and Comendador in Spain’s Orden de Isabel la Católica. Kagan has published essential studies on Habsburg Spain and its overseas empire, as well as Spain’s artistic and cultural relations with the United States. He has also written and edited important works such as Ciudades españolas del Siglo de Oro: las vistas españolas de Anton Van den Wyngaerde (1986); Spain, Europe and the Atlantic World (with Geoffrey Parker; 1995; Spanish edn. 2001); Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500–1800 (with Philip D. Morgan, 2009), and is the translator and editor, with Abigail Dyer, of Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics (2011).