In Memoriam: Angus Mackay, 1939–2016

In Memoriam: Angus Mackay, 1939–2016 IN MEMORIAM: ANGUS M A C K AY, 1 9 3 9 – 2 0 1 6 Teófilo F. Ruiz U N I V E R SI T Y O F C A L I F O R N IA , L O S A N G E L E S Angus MacKay was a scholar of unique insights and generosity. He was also an engaging and selfless friend. His death on 29 October 2016 represents an immense loss to those who work on European medieval literature and history in general and that of the Iberian Middle Ages in particular. His absence is also one deeply felt by the many of us who knew him personally; who benefitted from his capacious intellect; and with whom he so gracefully shared his knowledge and bonhomie. Born in Lima in 1939, the child of missionary parents (originally from one of the rugged islands on the west coast of Scotland) who had followed their religious calling in rural areas of Peru, Angus’ early love for Spanish history and literature may be traced to those early years in South America. A student of the fabled Denis Hays at the University of Edinburgh, he 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

In Memoriam: Angus Mackay, 1939–2016

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IN MEMORIAM: ANGUS M A C K AY, 1 9 3 9 – 2 0 1 6 Teófilo F. Ruiz U N I V E R SI T Y O F C A L I F O R N IA , L O S A N G E L E S Angus MacKay was a scholar of unique insights and generosity. He was also an engaging and selfless friend. His death on 29 October 2016 represents an immense loss to those who work on European medieval literature and history in general and that of the Iberian Middle Ages in particular. His absence is also one deeply felt by the many of us who knew him personally; who benefitted from his capacious intellect; and with whom he so gracefully shared his knowledge and bonhomie. Born in Lima in 1939, the child of missionary parents (originally from one of the rugged islands on the west coast of Scotland) who had followed their religious calling in rural areas of Peru, Angus’ early love for Spanish history and literature may be traced to those early years in South America. A student of the fabled Denis Hays at the University of Edinburgh, he

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La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and CulturesLa corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

Published: Sep 14, 2017

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