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Crews, Dr. Dan A. Twilight of the Renaissance by Daniel Crews

660-543-8695
Wood Building, Room 136E
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
crews@ucmo.edu

Hometown 
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Vita   
BA University of North Alabama 1977
MA The University of Memphis 1979
Ph.D. Auburn University 1984
General Secretary of the ASPHS

Specialty
Sixteenth-century Spain

Why
I liked Spanish culture and the Renaissance era.


Professional Service
2010-2012: General Secretary of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

2009-present: an Executive Editor for the Bulletin of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

1989-1999: General Editor of the Bulletinof the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

1989-present: Member of the editorial board of Mediterranean Studies, published by the University of Manchester Press

 

Publications

"Biografia y autobiografia novelesca: datos nuevos sobre Juan de Valdes y Lazarillo de Tormes." In Actas del Congreso de la Asociacion Internacional de Hispanistas, Ed. Pierre Civil. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2010.

Twilight of the Renaissance: The Life of Juan de Valdés. University of Toronto Press, 2008.

"The Mysterious Death of Cardinal Medici and Spanish Diplomacy,” in Mediterranean Studies, vol. XII (2003), Ashgate Press.

"Francisco de los Cobos” in Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, vol. 1, 550-551. New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.

"Juan de Valdés y la crisis de Camerino, 1534-1535." In Aspectos históricos y culturales bajo Carlos V, ed. Christoph Strosetzki, 106-118.  Frankfurt am Main: Velvuert, Madrid: Iberroamericana, 2000.

"De armas y letras:  el cursas honorum de Juan de Valdés." In Actas del XIII  congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas.  Vol. 4, Historia y Sociedad, ed. Florencio Sevilla y Carlos Alvar, 79-86. Madrid:  Editorial Castalia, 2000.

"Uprising of the Comuneros," and "The Defeat of the Spanish Armada."  In Chronology of European History, ed. John Powell. Pasadena:  Salem Press, Inc., 1997. 

"Juan de Valdés." In Research Guide to European Historical Biography: 1450 -  Present, pp. 4805-4812.  Edited by  James A. Moncure. Washington  D.C.:Beacham Publishing, Inc., 1993.

"Intellectual Sources of Spanish Imperialism:  The Education of Juan de  Valdés," Proteus:  A Journal of Ideas  IX, No. 1 (Spring, 1992): 38-43.

"Juan de Valdés and the Conciliar Diplomacy of Charles V." Mediterranean  Studies (1992): 71-77.

"Juan de Valdés and the Comunero Revolt: An Essay on Spanish Civic  Humanism."  The Sixteenth Century Journal  XXII, No. 2 (Summer 1991): 233-252.

"Charles V." In Great Lives from History: Renaissance to 1900, pp. 419-424. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena:  Salem Press, Inc., 1989.

"Juan de Valdés and Spanish Imperial Humanism," in Explorations in  Renaissance Culture  XI (1986): 43-51.

 

Professional Presentations

"The Case of Juan de Valdes and Lazarillo de Tormes," Invited Eaves Lecture, Mississippi College, 30 September 2010.

"The Converso Civic Christianity of Juan de Valdes," Invited lecture, King's College, Oxford, June 2010.

"Valdesian Justification and Lazarillo de Tormes," presented at the Quinto Congreso Internacional sobre los Conversos y los Morescos, University of Alcala, Spain, June 2010.

"Deconstruction of Valdesian Justification," Mediterranean Studies Conference, University of Salamanca, Spain, May 2010.

“Mendacious History and Postmortem Heresy: Bartolomé de Carranza and Juan de Valdés,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Saint Louis, October 2008.

"Biografia y autobiografia novelesca: datos nuevos sobre Juan de Valdes y Lazarillo de Tormes." Presented at the Asociacion Internacional de Hispanistas, Paris, France, July 2007.

"Welfare Reform, Lazarillo de Tormes, and the Valdes Family." Presented at the 38th meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Miami, Florida, 2007.

Chair and Commentator for the session "English Experience of the Catholic Church in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries," Mid-America History Conference, University of Arkansas, September 2006.

"Francisco de los Cobos and Juan de Valdés: Privanza and Clientage Under Charles V,” to be presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2006.

"El bueno, el bello, y el herético:  Giulia Gonzaga y la origen del círculo Valdesiano en Nápoles,” the triennial meeting of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Monterrey, Mexico, July 2004.

"The Good, the Beautiful, and the Heretical:  Giulia Gonzaga and the Origins of the Valdesian Circle in Naples,” the Mediterranean Studies Association Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 2004.

"The Mysterious Death of Cardinal Medici and Spanish Diplomacy,” presented at the Mediterranean Studies Association Conference, July 2002, Granada, Spain.

"The Dirty Cardinal and the Humanist Saint:  Juan de Valdés and the Trial of Benedetto Accolti,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Athens, Georgia, April 2002.

"Juan de Valdés and the Tunisian Campaign of Charles V,” presented at the Mediterranean Studies Association, Bahia Brazil, May 2000.

"Juan de Valdés y la crisis de Camerino 1534-1535," invited presentation at the German symposium celebrating the 500th birthday of Charles V, University of Münster, February 2000.  

"Ascanio Colonna, Juan de Valdés and the Diet of Ratisbon, 1541,” invited lecture presented to the Spanish Seminar at Trinity College, Oxford University, March 1999.

"A Matter of Honor:  Juan de Valdés' Pursuit of Office in Naples," presented at the  Conferencia Mediterranea XX, July, 1998 (Valencia).

"De armas y letras:  el cursas honorum de Juan de Valdés," presented at the Triennial Meeting of the Asociación Interncional de Hispanistas, July, 1998 (Madrid).

Commentator for session, "Government and Reform in Sixteenth-Century Spain,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, April, 1998 (St. Louis). 

Commentator for session "The'State' and Political Reality:  Castille in the Reign of Charles V," American Historical Association, January, 1997 (NY).  

"The Political Theology of Juan de Valdés and the Diet of Ratisbon, 1541," presented at the Southern Historical Association, Nov., 1995 (New Orleans).  

"The Political Theology of Juan de Valdés and the Diet of Ratisbon, 1541," presented at Conferencia Mediterranea XVII, July, 1995 (Murcia, Spain).

"Intellectual Sources of Spanish Imperialism:  The Education of Juan de Valdés,"  annual SSPHS meeting, April, 1992 (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

"Juan de Valdés and Spanish Administration of Naples," presented at the Centennial Anniversary of the Auburn History Department, October, 1991(Auburn University).

"Juan de Valdés and the Conciliar Diplomacy of Charles V," presented at the Central Renaissance Conference, April, 1991 (University of Missouri).

"Juan de Valdés and the Conciliar Diplomacy of Charles V," presented at Conferencia Mediterranea XII, July, 1990 (Cartagena, Spain).

Commentator for the session "The Spanish Reformation."  Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October, 1989 (University of Minnesota).

"Juan de Valdés and the Mediterranean Empire of Charles V," presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, October, 1988 (Tempe, Arizona).

"Juan de Valdés and the Mediterranean Empire of Charles V," presented at Conferencia Mediterranea IX, July, 1987 (Rome).

"The Marquis de Villena and the Civic Humanism of Juan de Valdés," annual SSPHS meeting, April, 1987 (University of Texas).

"Juan de Valdés and the Comunero Revolt:  A Case of Spanish Civic Humanism," presented at the Central Renaissance Conference, April, 1986 (University of Kansas).

"Juan de Valdés and Spanish Imperial Humanism," presented at the South Central Renaissance Conference, March, 1985 (Texas A&M University).

Courses taught 
Imperial Spain, Modern Latin America, Seventeenth Century Europe, Historiography, History of Mexico, Renaissance and Reformation, and survey courses.

Favorite historical figure
Charles V because he forged a world empire against great odds.

Hobby
Working on "classic cars", i.e. junkers

Favorite Link
http://asphs.net