Edward George (Ph.D., Classics, University of Wisconsin, Madison: retired 2010) specializes in Latin texts, rhetoric, and reception of Roman Republican history in the Northern Renaissance. He is on an editorial board with E.J. Brill, Leiden, producing critical, annotated, bilingual editions of works by the Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives (1493-1540). He completed the series' 2-volume edition of Vives's Declamationes Sullanae (1989, 2012), dramatizing the conclusion of Lucius Cornelius Sulla's dictatorship and expertly integrating the ancient sources. Earlier (1989) he published Vives's extended commentary on Cicero's Somnium Scipionis. Entries by Dr. George for three of Vives's works that touch on Islam and the Ottoman Turks are included in Christian-Muslim Relations: A Biographical History. Volume 6: Western Europe (1500-1600), Leiden, 2014. His articles focus on Vives's rhetoric and epistolography. He has also published on the Spanish scholar Luisa Sigea (1522-1560) and the library of the mid-16th century Colegio Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco in Mexico City. He co-authored Columbus' First Voyage (2005), an intermediate Latin textbook of annotated excerpts from Peter Martyr of Angleria's chronicles of Spanish New World exploration. In the past he originated papers, articles, and workshops for teachers, fostering Latin as a bridge to Spanish.
He has published (2017) a bilingual edition of the fourth book of Vives's De veritate fidei Christianae (On the Truth of the Christian Faith), consisting of a long fictitious dialogue between a Christian and a Muslim, an important source for early modern European attitudes toward Islam. He is currently collaborating on a bilingual edition of Vives's De Europae dissidiis et re publica (On the Conflicts of Europe and the Commonwealth). This is a collection of Vives's writings on political and religious turmoil in the 1520's.
Classical Language & Literature Studies
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