MartÃnez, H. Salvador. El humanismo medieval y Alfonso el Sabio. Ensayo sobre los orÃgenes del humanismo vernÃ¡culo. 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 ârenaissanceâ in France and the Latinate or Florentine humanism of the fifteenth century will discover a complete exposition of the roots of âel humanismo alfonsÃâ 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 MartÃnez âthe author of a biography of Alfonso X (2003) and a volume on âconvivenciaâ in the Spanish thirteenth century (2006)â is to be welcomed as an authoritative study of this little studied or recognized humanism born in the Peninsula. In the introduction (11-41), MartÃnez points out that a certain nebulousness associated with mudÃ©jar Spain and the co-existence of the three religions âChristian, Muslim and Jewishâ discouraged many scholars of European
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