The Legacy of Valencia (1492–1509)

  • Carlos G. Noreña
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idees/International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 34)


Juan Luis Vives was born in Valencia, Spain, the sixth of March, 1492, a year Spanish scholars refer to as the annus mirabilis. And indeed amazing was this year in which the Catholic Kings conquered Granada, Roderigo Borgia became Pope Alexander VI, the Jews were expelled from Castile and Aragon, Columbus discovered America, and Nebrija published the first European grammar of a vernacular in his Arte de la Lengua Castellana.


Sixteenth Century Thirteenth Century Jewish Origin Jewish Merchant Wide Horizon 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1970

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