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Mediterranean Studies 10 (2001)



1. Ana Börger-Greco, Don José Greco (1918-2000): "One Who Danced": A Personal Memoir

2. L. J. Andrew Villalon, The Miracle Book of San Diego de Alcalá, or, the Fifteenth Century Failure to Canonize the First Counter-Reformation Saint

3. David Abulafia, The Jew on the Altar: The Image of the Jew in the Veneration of St. Vincent Attributed to Nuno Gonçalves

4. Duncan Salkeld, History, Genre and Sexuality in the Sixteenth Century: The Zoppino Dialogue Attributed to Pietro Aretino

5. Frederick G. Williams, Faith and Feminism vs. Philandering and Firearms, Or Taming the Wilds of Brazil: An Analysis of Father Anchieta's Morality Play When in Espirito Santo Was Received a Relic of The Eleven Thousand Virgins,Together With an English Translation

6. Maria Fernanda Baptista Bicalho, The City of Rio de Janeiro and the Articulation of the South Atlantic World in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

7. Rosa Sanz Hermida, The American World in Pedro Salinas' Travel Letters (1912-1951)

8. Christos C. Evangeliou, European Philosophy: Simply A Series of Footnotes to Plato?

9. Francisco Entrena, Social Change, Inequalities and Conflicts in Andalusia

10. Peter Buitenhuis, Dislocation and Reintegration: P. K. Page, a Canadian Poet in Brazil

11. Ioannis Liritzis, The Contribution of Archaeometry to the Cultural and Economic Development of the Mediterranean Islands

About the Contributors:

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Mediterranean Studies Association.

Maria Fernanda Baptista Bicalho is Professor of History at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the co-author (with Laura de Mello e Souza) of O Império deste Mundo (2000), and co-editor of O Antigo Regime nos Trópicos: A dinâmica imperial portuguesa, Sécs XVI-XVIII (2001).

Ana Börger-Greco is Associate Professor of Spanish at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Her principal interests lie in Medieval Spanish Literature and Nineteenth-Century Peninsular Drama. Most of her work has dealt with comparative genre studies (drama, prose, opera, dance). She is currently working on a book on the purpose of writing as defined by early Christian writers and its application to epic poetry.

Peter Buitenhuis is Emeritus Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. He taught at Yale, Toronto, Berkeley and McGill before becoming chair at English at Simon Fraser. His publications include The Grasping Imagination: The American Writings of Henry James, The Great War of Words: Literature as Propaganda 1914-18 and After, and George Orwell: A Reassessment (ed.).

Francisco Entrena has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Granada, Spain, since 1990. His main fields of research activity are Latin-America, Rural Sociology, and Globalization. He has published several books and more than forty articles; among his most recent publications are "Socio-Economic Restructurings of the Local Settings in the Era of Globalization," in Protosociology; and Changes in the Social Construction of Rurality: From Autarchy to Globalization (1998), and Modernity and Social Change (2001). He is now engaged in an extended international European project sponsored by the Fifth European Commission Framework Program 1998-2002 on "Urban Pressure on Rural Areas: Mutations and Dynamics of Periurban Rural Processes."

Christos C. Evangeliou is Professor of Philosophy at Towson University, where he teaches Ancient Hellenic Philosophy. He has also taught at Emory University, Appalachian State University, Central Connecticut State University, Villanova University, etc. He is the author of three books and more than forty published papers. He serves as Associate Editor of Skepsis and as co-editor of the Journal of Neoplatonic Studies. He is the American Representative of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture, based in Athens, Greece. He has also been elected Vice President of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies and nominated for the position of President of Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Ioannis Liritzis is Professor of Archaeometry in the Department of Mediterranean Studies at the University of the Aegean, on Rhodes, Greece, and Director of the Laboratory of Archaeometry. His published work consists of over one hundred papers in international journals and sixty papers in Greek journals, and five books (three in English and two in Greek). His current research interests include physics in archaeology, geophysics, astronomy and archeoastronomy, palaeoenvironment, physical methods of chemical analysis of environmental materials, dating methods using mainly luminescence techniques (for obsidian, marble, granites, sandstone, ceramics). He was Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux III in 1995, Principal Researcher at the Research Center for Asyronomy & Applied Mathematics in the Academy of Athens from 1990-1999). He is a fellow and member of several learned societies in Astronomy, Physics, Archaeometry, and Geography.

Duncan Salkeld is Senior Lecturer in English at University College Chichester. He is author of Madness and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare (1993), and editor of the online journal Signatures. He has written articles on Shakespeare and his contemporaries and is currently undertaking research for a book on the courtesan in English Renaissance drama. He regularly presents conference papers in the UK.

Rosa Sanz Hermida is currently researching at the Faculty of Filosofía y Letras (Humanities), University of Valladolid. She has spent several years researching in Belgian Universities, being a scholarship holder of the Ministerio de Asuntos Extranjeros (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the Ministry of Education and Science. In Belgium she has been scientific collaborator and Junior Fellowship of the Center of Hispanic Studies of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven). She also has occupied for a year the post of Maître de conférences Invité at the Université Catholique of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), where she worked as scientific collaborator as well. Although her main field of researching is the poetry of the 1927 Generation, she has carried out many studies around Baroque Spanish literature, Spanish theater of the end of the century and recently, comparative works of Spanish-Belgian literature.

L. J. Andrew Villalon is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, with a specialty in late medieval and early modern Spain. He is co-editor of two volumes on medieval violence and warfare-The Final Argument: The Imprint of Violence on Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1998) and The Circle of War in the Middle Ages (1999). A third co-edited volume-Medieval Warfare around the Mediterranean-will soon be in press. He has published in a number of journals including the Sixteenth Century Journal, the Catholic Historical Review, the British Journal of Transport History, and has contributed articles to several collections. He is currently working on two monographs, one dealing with the canonization of San Diego de Alcalá and the other with a fourteenth-century Spanish conflict known as the War of the Two Pedros (1356-1366).

Frederick G. Williams was appointed Gerrit de Jong, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies at Brigham Young University in 1999. For twenty-seven years he was Professor of Brazilian and Portuguese literatures at the University of California; first at UCLA and then U.C. Santa Barbara. While at UCSB he served as chairman of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, director of the Jorge de Sena Center for Portuguese Studies, chairman of the Interuniversity Studies Program at the University of São Paulo, chairman of the UC systemwide Language Committee, and director of the Summer Institute in Portuguese at UCSB. He also directed the University of California Study Center at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro. Since coming to BYU he has served on the Advisory Board of BYU Studies and of the Kennedy Center's International Studies Programs. He also directed a BYU Volunteer academic/service program in Mozambique during the summer of 2000. Prof. Williams' research interests are Luso-Afro-Brazilian literatures and cultures and his major publication focus has been 19th c. Brazilian poet Sousândrade (for his publications, Williams has been awarded medals by the Governor of the State and by the Federal University of Maranhão, elected to the Maranhão Academy of Letter and granted honorary citizenship), and 20th c. Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena, his former mentor and then colleague.