Amanda Wunder is a cultural historian of Early Modern Europe with a focus on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Her interdisciplinary scholarship incorporates sources and methods from history, art history, and material culture studies. She is the author of Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis
(Penn State University Press, 2017) and is currently writing a book about Spanish fashion at the court of Philip IV (1621-1665) for Yale University Press. A member of the History Department at Lehman College, she is also on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center in Art History, History, and Renaissance Studies.
Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis
(Penn State University Press, 2017)
"Innovation and Tradition at the Court of Philip IV of Spain (1621-1665): The Invention of the Golilla
and the Guardainfante
," in Fashioning the Early Modern: Dress, Textiles and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800
, ed. Evelyn Welch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 111-33.
"Women’s Fashions and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Spain: The Rise and Fall of the Guardainfante
," Renaissance Quarterly
68 (March 2015): 133-86.
"Fashion and Urban Views in Seventeenth-century Madrid," with Laura R. Bass in Spanish Fashion at the Courts of Early Modern Europe,
edited by José Luis Colomer and Amalia Descalzo (Centro de Estudios Europa Hipanica, 2014), 1:363-84; also published in Spanish as "Moda y vistas de Madrid en el siglo XVII," in Vestir a la española en las cortes europeas (siglos XVI y XVII).
"Dress (Spain)," 106-10 in Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque,
edited by Evonne Levy and Kenneth Mills (University of Texas Press, 2013).
“Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima,” with Laura R. Bass, The Hispanic Review
77, no. 1 (2009): 97-146.
“Classical, Christian, and Muslim Remains in Imperial Seville (1520-1635),” Journal of the History of Ideas
64 (2003): 195-212.
“Western Travelers, Eastern Antiquities, and the Image of the Turk in Early Modern Europe,” The Journal of Early Modern History
7 (2003): 89-119.
“Murillo and the Canonisation Case of San Fernando, 1649-52,” The Burlington Magazine
143 (2001): 670-75.
Work in Progress:
"Sumptuary Legislation in Spain, 13th-18th Centuries," in The Right to Dress: Sumptuary Legislation in a Comparative and Global Perspective,
edited by Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublak.