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Lecture Series

Jovellanos: Life, thinking, message

1 December 2011
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The figure of the Asturias-born Melchor Gaspar de Jovellanos (1744-1811), writer, lawyer, academic and politician, from whom we are celebrating this year the bicentennial of his death, is analyzed through his biography, work and message by Manuel Álvarez-Valdés. A man of liberal spirit and wide training, he directed the Sociedad Económica Matritense and wrote the Informe sobre la Ley Agraria (Report on the Agrarian Law). He practiced several literary genres, but his main work were the political economy, agricultural, philosophical and tradition essays, written from the reforming Enlightenment spirit.
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