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Mediterranean Studies 5 (1995)



1. Sir Steven Runciman, Sicily: An Introduction

2. Pedro de Brito, The Stillbirth of a Portuguese Bourgeoisie: The Leading Families of Porto (1500-1580)

3. Susan Rosenstreich, Renaissance Learning and Happiness: Sonnet XXXI from Joachim du Bellay's Regrets

4. John A. Jones, A Late Spanish Humanist: The Case of Pedro de Valencia

5. A. Gordon Kinder, Agostino Boazio: A Genoese Protestant's Adventure with the Spanish Inquisition

6. D. Demetrio Loperena Rota, Sistema de Relaciones Navarra--Estado Durante el Siglo 19

7. Marion S. Miller, Who Owns Columbus? Church, State, and the Mediterranean in Italy in 1892

8. George L. Vásquez, Altamira, the Generation of 1898, and the Regeneration of Spain

9. Oliver W. Holmes, The Politics of Culture: Ortega, the Surrealists, and the Second Republic

10. Corrine Mandell, Miró's Mystical Mollusks

11. Richard Raspa, The Edge of Kaos: Sicily through the Writer's Pen and the Cinematographer's Lens

12. James E. Caraway, The Wish to Believe: The Problem of Faith and Reason in the Philosophy of Miguel de Unamuno

13. Cono Casella, The European Community and the Mediterranean Nations

About the Contributors:

Pedro de Brito is pursuing research on 16th-century middle strata in the other Portuguese cities. He teaches the History of Political and Economic Doctrines, and Contemporary Culture, at the Instituto Superior da Maia. He also specialized in Military History and in that capacity assists the Porto Military Museum.

James E. Caraway is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Dowling College. He has published several essays in philosophy, theology, management theory, and education and has presented papers at a variety of international conferences in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and France.

Cono Casella is a Professor of Finance at Dowling College. His activities have included developing the MBA and Health Care Administration programs at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, extensive writing on economics and finance in training manuals and articles, and several articles dealing with dual economies.

Oliver W. Holmes is a Professor of European Intellectual history at Wesleyan University (Connecticut). He has written essays on phenomenology, philosophy of history, and French, German, and Spanish intellectual history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of "Ortega, Human Consciousness and Modernity: A Historical Perspective" in Hispanic Issues, 5 (1989), and Human Reality and the Social World: Ortega's Philosophy of History (University of Massachusetts, 1976). He is currently completing studies on intellectuals and politics in the French Socialist movement, the French Revolution to the 1940s, and the French eighteenth-century Encyclopédie.

John A. Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Hull, England. He has published an edition of Cervantes' Exemplary Novels, and articles on Spanish literature and religious history of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-centuries. He contributes the section on prose and poetry of the Golden Age to the annual research bibliography, The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, and he is on the editorial board of Cuadernos para Investigación de la Literatura Hispánica (Madrid).

A. Gordon Kinder has been an honorary lecturer in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies of Manchester University (England) for the last 12 years, having previously spent 30 years as a grammar-school teacher. For over a quarter of a century, he has devoted much of his time to studying the Protestant Reformers of Spain. His books on this topic are a biography of Casiodoro de Reina, a bio-bibliography of Servetus, an edition of the Spanish Confession of Faith of London (1561), and the first bibliography of the sixteenth-century Reformation in Spain; to which are to be added over thirty articles in a variety of journals, chapters in books, and entries in encyclopedias (many republished in Spanish translation). He is a consejero adjunto of the Instituto de Estudios Sijenenses "Miguel Servet" (Spain); he was Schoolmaster Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1970), and Fleming Scholar in Residence at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (1989).

Corrine Mandel is an Associate Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History at the University of Western Ontario. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Storia dell'arte and the Art Bulletin. She is currently editor of RACAR (Revue d'art canadienne/Canadian Art Review), and the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant to research and write a book Duke Cosimo I de Medici and the Formation of an Aquarian Golden Age: Alchemy, Astrology, and the Fountains of the Signoria.

Marion S. Miller is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received a Fulbright Scholarship in Italy, 1954-56, and a Humanities Institute Fellowship, 1985-86. She has articles published in various journals such as Historical Journal, 18th Century Studies, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, History of European Ideas; chapters in Greece and the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Studies 2), and Wagnerism in European Politics and Culture, ed. by David Large and William Weber (Cornell, 1964). Her area of specialization is nineteenth and twentieth century Italian history. Having begun as a diplomatic historian, she has moved to social and cultural history and is presently working on a manuscript on the social and political uses of music in Italy from the French Revolution to the 1930s.

Richard Raspa is a professor of communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. A Fulbright Scholar and Ellsworth Fellow, he has presented his research findings in the area of corporate culture and vision at international conferences in England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, Malaysia, and Canada as well as the US. He is the co-author of three books on communication and folklore, one of which was awarded the Botkin Prize, an international prize for the best first-book in the field of folklore. He has also received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Currently he is collaborating with a psychiatrist on a book about job transition and successfully dealing with job loss. He is a consultant to the manufacturing, telecommunication, oil, and retail industries where he has extensive experience working with all levels of management involved in organizational restructuring. He has conducted training workshops in customer service and employee incentive programs. In Detroit, he has been involved with both the union and management as they work to establish collaborative relationship. He regularly conducts seminars to help senior managers define a vision for their future.

Susan Rosenstreich is an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at Dowling College. She has published articles on Francophone poetry, and has received fellowships for the study of the literature of linguistic minorities.

Demitrio Loperena Rota is a Professor of the Law School of the Universidad del País Vasco. He has written three books, among them Derecho histórico y Régimen local de Navarra, and contributed chapters to nine other books. His articles and papers are numerous and range in topic from United States' environmental law to judicial and administrative questions concerning cemeteries and corpses. His special interest is Basque and Navarrrese contemporary and historical law.

Sir Steven Runciman has held many university appointments in Great Britain and America. He has been a fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, lecturer at Cambridge University, Professor of Byzantine Art and History at the University of Istanbul, Waynflete Lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford, and Gifford Lecturer at St. Andrew's University, to name but a few. He has been Chairman of the Anglo-Hellenic League and President of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, and belongs to many learned societies. His publications include The Medieval Manichee, The Sicilian Vespers, The Great Church in Captivity, The Orthodox Churches and the Secular State, Byzantine Style and Civilization, and his three-volume magnum opus, A History of the Crusades.

George L. Vásquez is an Associate Professor of history at San José State University where he teaches both Iberian and Latin American history. He has published several articles on Spanish historiography and diplomatic history, including most recently, "Cánovas and the Decline of Spain" (Mediterranean Historical Review, 7, June 1992). At present, he is working on a manuscript on Manuel González Prada and the origins of Peruvian radicalism and recently taught at the Catholic University of Peru as a senior Fulbright scholar. His essay in this volume is part of a longer ongoing study on the writing of history in Spain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.