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By Charles Fantazzi

The terribly varied oeuvre of Juan Luis Vives, marked through nice erudition and originality, nonetheless continues to be little or no recognized within the English-speaking international. This selection of essays considers his existence and the impact of his writings, and examines a few of his leader works. those comprise his books at the schooling of girls and at the reduction of the terrible, his a variety of political writings, and his large encyclopedic treatise, De disciplinis, a entire serious and systematic assessment of common studying and the country of the educational disciplines first and foremost of the 16th century. next chapters talk about Vives' rules at the soul, specifically his research of the sentiments, his contribution to rhetoric and dialectic and a posthumous safeguard of the Christian faith in discussion shape. participants are Enrique Gonzalez Gonzalez, Catherine Curtis, Peter Mack, Valerio Del Nero, Edward V. George.

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1, pp. 461–78. 41 Roís de Corella, Obra profana, pp. 138–66. 42 The important studies of Mariano Peset have provided that university with a recent rich bibliography: Historia de la Universidad de Valencia, coord. Mariano Peset (Valencia, 1999), 3 vols. 43 See the studies of Cruselles Gómez cited above. 30 enrique gonzález gonzález younger students in return for a voluntary donation. Vives recalled having been taught by one of these cambrers, the grammarian Daniel Sisó. A single copy of his Grammaticale compendium survives, a Zaragoza incunabulum of 1490.

Books on these disciplines were indeed very rarely printed in Valencia at the time. Not even the foundation of the estudi general in 1502 effected any improvement during its first years. In that atmosphere the urban nobility was instrumental in the diffusion through the printing press of legal, political, literary and religious writings, even books on leisurely activities, such as a manual on the 35 Philippe Berger, “La lecture à Valencia de 1474 à 1504,” Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez 11 (1975), 99–118, and his Libro y lectura en la Valencia del Renacimiento (Valencia, 1987), 2 vols.

114–20. 37 Fuster, in Poetas, refers to Mercader’s library, among whose 200 books classical authors like Quintilian, Plautus, Cicero, Virgil, Suetonius, Martial, Ovid, Juvenal, Pliny and Sallust, as well as patristic literature and legal and scholastic books, could be found. For his part, the poet Jaume Roig speaks “. . de cent novelles / e Facecies, / filosofies del gran Plató / Tuli, Cató, / Dant, poesies, / e tragedies” in Espill o Llibre de les dones, ed. Marina Gustà ( Barcelona, 1978), p.

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