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Princess of Asturias Awards

10/09/2020

Joseph Pérez, Prince of Asturias Laureate for Social Sciences, has died

The Jury has bestowed the Award in 2014 for his “His work has revolutionized our way of interpreting episodes that are crucial for understanding the history of the West and Spanish American independence”

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Joseph Pérez, 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, has died.

As stated in the Minutes of the Jury, he was granted the Award for “Joseph Pérez has specialized in the study of the Spanish monarchy and Spanish society and culture in the modern era. His work has revolutionized our way of interpreting episodes that are crucial for understanding the history of the West and Spanish American independence. Both heir and excellent successor to the Annales school of French Hispanic studies, he has contributed to dismantling many prejudices about the institutions and conflicts of the time, enriching the analysis of European history.”

Chaired by Aurelio Menéndez Menéndez, the Jury was made up of Victoria Camps Cervera, Marta Elvira Rojo, Inés Fernández-Ordóñez Hernández, María Garaña Corces, Isabel Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Mauro Guillén Rodríguez, Carmen Iglesias Cano, Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez, José Manuel Otero Novas, Carmen Pérez Die, Rafael Puyol Antolín y Amelia Valcárcel Bernaldo de Quirós and Juan Vázquez García, as acting secretary.

The Awards Ceremony, which took place on 24th October, and was presided over by HM King Felipe VI, the then Prince of Asturias. Besides the address by His Majesty, the speeches at the ceremony were given by Caddy Adzuba, Joseph Pérez, John Banville, Avelino Corma y Matías Rodríguez Inciarte, then President of the Prince of Asturias Foundation.

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