Ensayo sobre los orígenes del humanismo vernáculo by Martínez, H. Salvador et al (review)

Ensayo sobre los orígenes del humanismo vernáculo by Martínez, H. Salvador et al (review) Martínez, H. Salvador. El humanismo medieval y Alfonso el Sabio. Ensayo sobre los orígenes del humanismo vernáculo. Madrid: Ediciones Polifemo, 2016. 692pp. ISBN: 978-8416335-19-0 At almost seven hundred pages, readers of this volume have before them a presentation, description in detail and defense of the vernacular humanism fostered by Alfonso X and his court in the thirteenth century. Scholars familiar with the Latin humanism of the twelfth century “renaissance” in France and the Latinate or Florentine humanism of the fifteenth century will discover a complete exposition of the roots of “el humanismo alfonsí” and its later continuations and practitioners into the sixteenth century. And complete it is: its 1,094 footnotes, 99 pages of bibliography and thirteen pages of an onomastic index are strong affirmation that H. Salvador Martínez –the author of a biography of Alfonso X (2003) and a volume on “convivencia” in the Spanish thirteenth century (2006)– is to be welcomed as an authoritative study of this little studied or recognized humanism born in the Peninsula. In the introduction (11-41), Martínez points out that a certain nebulousness associated with mudéjar Spain and the co-existence of the three religions –Christian, Muslim and Jewish– discouraged many scholars of European http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures La corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

Ensayo sobre los orígenes del humanismo vernáculo by Martínez, H. Salvador et al (review)

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Martínez, H. Salvador. El humanismo medieval y Alfonso el Sabio. Ensayo sobre los orígenes del humanismo vernáculo. Madrid: Ediciones Polifemo, 2016. 692pp. ISBN: 978-8416335-19-0 At almost seven hundred pages, readers of this volume have before them a presentation, description in detail and defense of the vernacular humanism fostered by Alfonso X and his court in the thirteenth century. Scholars familiar with the Latin humanism of the twelfth century “renaissance” in France and the Latinate or Florentine humanism of the fifteenth century will discover a complete exposition of the roots of “el humanismo alfonsí” and its later continuations and practitioners into the sixteenth century. And complete it is: its 1,094 footnotes, 99 pages of bibliography and thirteen pages of an onomastic index are strong affirmation that H. Salvador Martínez –the author of a biography of Alfonso X (2003) and a volume on “convivencia” in the Spanish thirteenth century (2006)– is to be welcomed as an authoritative study of this little studied or recognized humanism born in the Peninsula. In the introduction (11-41), Martínez points out that a certain nebulousness associated with mudéjar Spain and the co-existence of the three religions –Christian, Muslim and Jewish– discouraged many scholars of European

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