Alfonso D Ela Torre's Visión Deleytable: Philosophical Rationalism and the Religious Imagination in 15th Century Spain

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BRILL, 2001 - Religion - 306 pages
The sources, content and fate of the 15th-century allegorical fable "Vision Deleytable" are examined from three angles: as a medieval compendium of religious philosophy, as a major influence in Spanish literature, and as an invaluable historical source on Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Spain. The volume is divided into three sections. The first part considers "Vision"'s didacticism within the Jewish and Christian frames of education in 15th-century Spain. The second part includes a review of "Vision"'s philosophical content as a comprehensive articulation of a rationalist "Weltanschauung," The final section traces its intriguing editorial fate and literary influence through the 17th century in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. It is "Vision"'s first systematic study from the dual perspective of a Hispanist and a Hebraist.
 

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Contents

Latin Scholasticism in 15th Century Spain
4
Alfonso de la Torre and Salamancan Scholasticism
11
Visión Deleytable and the Didactic Tradition
34
a HispanoJewish
45
Some Remarks on 15th Century Jewish Philosophy
60
Visión Deleytable Popular Skepticism and the Radical
69
Alfonso de la Torres Religious Philosophy
77
Alfonso de la Torre on
84
Natural Philosophy
159
De la Torres
178
Conclusion
205
Visión Deleytable in the 15th Century and the Golden Age
216
Philosophical Themes in Medieval Spanish Literature
223
Juan de Menas Laberinto de Fortuna
234
Fernando de Rojas as a Reader of Visión
251
Visión Deleytable and the Study
271

Logic
90
Metaphysics and Theology
99

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Luis M. Giron-Negron, Ph.D. (1997) in Religion, Harvard University, is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages and Literatures also at Harvard. He has published several articles on religion and literature in late medieval and early modern Iberia.

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