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 global. This selection of essays considers his existence and the impact of his writings, and examines a few of his leader works. those contain his books at the schooling of ladies and at the reduction of the terrible, his various political writings, and his large encyclopedic treatise, De disciplinis, a finished serious and systematic assessment of common studying and the nation of the educational disciplines at first of the 16th century. next chapters speak about Vives' rules at the soul, particularly his research of the feelings, his contribution to rhetoric and dialectic and a posthumous protection of the Christian faith in discussion shape. members are Enrique Gonzalez Gonzalez, Catherine Curtis, Peter Mack, Valerio Del Nero, Edward V. George.

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Prefatory letter to Battista Guarino’s De modo et ordine docendi et discendi, printed, seemingly, by Thomas Kees for Jean Lambert. Vives addressed his undated letter to Pasquier Lambert, the bookseller’s son, who himself dedicated a poem to Vives. 59 3. Vita Ioannis Dullardi, an undated letter to the Valencian, Francesc Cristóbal, included in a book printed by Thomas Kees for Gilles de Gourmont, with a colophon dated 30 May 1514. 60 4. A collection of three oratorical pieces, preceded by a dedicatory letter to Bernardo de Mesa, ambassador of the king of Aragon.

3 and 4. 12. Jordán Gallego Salvadores, “La facultad de artes de la universidad de Valencia desde 1500 hasta 1525,” Escritos del Vedat 10 (1980), 215–58; pp. 228–29. 46 See Frederick J. Norton, A descriptive catalogue of printing in Spain and Portugal 1501–1520 (Cambridge, 1978), nos. 1221–22, who believes these are two separate volumes, both published by Costilla. Indispensable: Joan Salvadó Recasens, “Joan 44 45 juan luis vives. 47 Partenio was appointed professor of poetry in 1503, and held this chair until his death at the end of courses in 1512–1513.

With the passage of time, always suspicious of conspiracies against him, Erasmus again distanced himself from the Valencian and there are indications that he prevented the publication of Vives’s work in Basel. Without renouncing his own opinions and points of view, Vives remained faithful to him. As noted above, Vives began to show sympathy for humanism during his days in Paris and it was reinforced through his friendship with Barlandus and his friends. Nonetheless, it was from Erasmus that he took his basic philosophy, best encapsulated in the formula pietas erudita, the intimate union of intense study and profound religious feeling.

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