A Companion to Juan Luis Vives

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Charles Fantazzi
BRILL, 2008 - History - 430 pages
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The extraordinarily diverse oeuvre of Juan Luis Vives, marked by great erudition and originality, still remains very little known in the English-speaking world. This collection of essays considers his life and the influence of his writings, and examines some of his chief works. These include his books on the education of women and on the relief of the poor, his numerous political writings, and his huge encyclopedic treatise, "De disciplinis," a comprehensive critical and systematic review of universal learning and the state of the academic disciplines at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Subsequent chapters discuss Vives's ideas on the soul, especially his analysis of the emotions, his contribution to rhetoric and dialectic and a posthumous defense of the Christian religion in dialogue form.
Contributors are Enrique Gonzalez Gonzalez, Catherine Curtis, Peter Mack, Valerio Del Nero, Edward V. George.

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Introduction Charles Fantazzi
Juan Luis Vives Works and Days Enrique González González
Vives and the emarginati Charles Fantazzi
Concord and Counsel in the Christian Commonwealth Catherine Curtis
The De disciplinis as a Model of a Humanistic Text Valerio Del Nero
Vivess Contributions to Rhetoric and Dialectic Peter Mack
De anima et vita in the Context of Vivess Opus Valerio Del Nero
A View of the De veritate fi dei Christianae Edward V George
Fame and Oblivion Enrique González González
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Charles Fantazzi, Ph.D. (1964) in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, Thomas Harriot Distinguished Professor, East Carolina University. Has published several critical editions and translations of Vives, the "Silvae" of Poliziano (Harvard University Press, 2004).