Tomorrow, Tuesday 28th May, Philip Daileader's book "La vida i el món de sant Vicent Ferrer" (Life and the world of Saint Vincent Ferrer), co-edited by the Valencian Academy of Language (AVL) and Publications of the Universitat de València (PUV), will be presented on the occasion of the celebration of the Year of Saint Vincent Ferrer 2019 of the AVL; and the book "Saint Vincent Ferrer. Su mundo y su vida», published by PUV.
The event will take place at 7.30 p.m. in the Paranimf of the Cultural Centre La Nau of the Universitat de València and will be attended by Antonio Ariño Villarroya, Vice-Principal of Culture and Sport; Ramon Ferrer Navarro, president of the AVL and Francisco M. Gimeno Blay, professor of Medieval History at the Universitat de València.
The 14th and 15th centuries were tumultuous times of change in medieval Europe; they witnessed the Black Death, the Great Western Schism, the worsening fears of the Apocalypse and the elimination of the non-Christian population from Spain.
There are very few characters who have been so widely and personally involved in the fights of the Late Middle Ages. He is probably the most famous preacher of his time period and he spent the last two decades of his life to go all over Europe preparing the world for its imminent destruction. “La vida i el món de sant Vicent Ferrer” revises the motives, the methods and the impact of the controversial preacher from his logical and dark period to his angel of apocalypses period, as he would be recognised later. The book also offers new perspectives of the expectative of the apocalypses in the Late Middle Ages and the process that ends with the expulsion from Spain of the Jews and Muslims.
The book, which has been translated by Vicent Baydal and Rosa Agost, was written by the professor of History Philip Daileader of The College of William and Mary (USA). He is the author of True Citizens: Violence, Memory, and Identity in the Medieval Community of Perpignan, 1162-1397” and co-editor of “French Historians, 1900-2000: New Historical Writing in Twentieth-Century France".