Hernán Pérez de Oliva

Elena Pellus Pérez (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Hernán Pérez de Oliva (1494? -1531) stands out today as one of the few men of his time who were capable of reflecting, with ideological distance, on the conundrum that the arrival of Castile to the Indies pose for both Europeans and Amerindians. Pérez de Oliva was a solid humanist. He had studied at the University of Alcalá and the University of Salamanca in Spain, and the Sorbonne in Paris; had been in the Papal court of Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Medici) while Leonardo da Vinci and Rafael, among others, where there. Upon returning to Spain after twelve years abroad, he became the rector of the University of Salamanca and held a professorship of Theology at that same university. His work encompassed a broad range of subjects including …

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Citation: Pellus Pérez, Elena. "Hernán Pérez de Oliva". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 March 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13558, accessed 21 March 2023.]

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