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Ibn Sab’in del Valle de Ricote; el último lugar islámico en España By Govert Westerveld
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Este libro es el resultado de un estudio cercano del Valle de Ricote y su sofista famoso Ibn Sab’in. Su propósito es divulgar más datos históricos y comparativos. Los... More > árabes Españoles han creado una gloriosa historia humana que duró siglos en el ámbito de la cultura Mediterránea. Sin embargo, mucha de la historia de Ibn Sab’in está escrita solamente en inglés y todavía no en español. La Edad Andaluza también había realzado la historia del sufismo árabe-islámico en virtud de sofistas quienes vivían en, o venían desde, Andalucía, como Ibn-Qasiyy, Ibn-‘Arabi, y Ibn-Sab‘in. Científicos andaluces se trasladaron desde la región de Murcia hacia el corazón del mundo Islámico. Su movimiento traslado un efecto bastante profundo. Entre estos cientificos estaba el gran filosofo sofista, Muhammad Ibn-‘Abdul-Haq conocido como Ibn- Sab‘in (d. 669 H. = 1270 d.C.), quien vino del Valle de Ricote. Esta biografía intenta paliar en lo posible el desconocimiento sobre la vida y obra de Ibn Sab’in< Less
Revelation of the true authors behind Villalon’s books and manuscripts By Govert Westerveld
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Lucena was a man of many languages. Being Judeoconverso and son of Ambassador Juan Ramírez de Lucena he knew Hebrew. He also had to master Greek and Latin for his studies. Then his... More > international trips forced him to know Italian, Portuguese, and French. He was the ideal man to write Gramática Castellana. Since several works of Cristóbal de Villalón are giving problems as we do not know whether he was their real author, this work can hopefully clarify somewhat certain unknown territories.< Less
Dismantling the anonymous authors of the books attributed to the brothers Alfonso and Juan de Valdés By Govert Westerveld
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In essence the goal of this book is to provide a toolbox from which researchers can draw conclusions about the possible authors of anonymous and doubtful works.
Diego de San Pedro and Juan de Flores: the pseudonyms of Lucena, the son of doctor Juan Ramírez de Lucena By Govert Westerveld
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After having explained the usefulness of the JGAAP program we come to the conclusion that Diego de San Pedro and Juan de Flores are pseudonyms of Lucena. With regards to La Celestina we will observe... More > in this book that Calisto is Lucena, as per Dr. Ricardo Calvo’s hypothesis from 1997 which we finally confirmed with the JGAAP.< Less
Analysis of the Comedy and Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea By Govert Westerveld
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The knowledge of intuition has made significant advances in recent years. I have always trusted my intuition in playing draughts, business, and history. I developed a hypothesis and later... More > had to confess that intuition is not enough to predict or assess all implications of including or excluding certain elements or relations. Although some of the ideas ended up to be wrong, others are now confirmed by the JGAAP program. JGAAP is a very helpful program, but using it is not enough to be sure that the results are 100% reliable. For that reason we need additional proofs, such as studies by other researchers and certain words frequently used by the author. In essence, the goal of this book is to provide a toolbox from which researchers can draw certain conclusions about the possible authors of La Celestina.< Less
The Berber Hamlet Aldarache in the 11th-13th centuries. The origin of the Puerto de la Losilla, the Cabezo de la Cobertera and the village Negra (Blanca) in the Ricote Valley. By Govert Westerveld
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The origin of Blanca is Muslim, because in 1609 about 98% of inhabitants belonged to this group. After the expulsion of its habitants in 1613 this percentage had fallen to 81 in 1654, as many women... More > of Blanca married Christians. Even in the Blanca of 2017 we observe people with darker skin because of the fact that their ethnicity could be of Berber origin. Taking this into account one observes an amazing history of the beautiful Ricote Valley through which the river Segura meanders, and which lies less than 30km northwest of the city of Murcia. Here you enter the world of 1001 nights and feel as if you have ended up in Morocco. That is not surprising, because the Muslims have lived in this area for centuries and you can see that everywhere. They have turned this barren desert country with hills into a fertile oasis with palm trees and fruit and citrus groves. It is particularly beautiful here in the spring when the almond and peach trees are in bloom.< Less
The History of Alquerque-12. Spain and France. Volume I By Govert Westerveld
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Scholars did not consider it necessary to grant Spain the honour of being the creative country of the game of draughts and of the new modality in the chess game with the new dama. Both the... More > alquerque-3 as the alquerque-9 games were known in Roman times. Completely different is the situation for the alquerque-12 game. It is said that the alquerque has its origin in Egypt. Perhaps this is the case for the alquerque-3 and alquerque-9 games, but never for alquerque-12 game. Some authors claim that the alquerque-12 game is a Greek or Roman game, but the great expert of these games, Dr. Ulrich Schädler, discards it. This book is the first proof that the alquerque-12 game was not popular at all in France, but much more in Spain, where the new chess game and draughts game were invented.< Less
La gloriosa historia española del Juego de las Damas - Tomo III By Govert Westerveld
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Juan García Canalejas, vecino de la ciudad de Granada, debió ser un gran jugador, porque vemos aparecer su nombre en el manuscrito del licenciado Bada, cuyo manuscrito se pudo haber... More > escrito entre 1645 y 1750. De momento no ha sido posible determinar con exactitud la fecha, porque sus composiciones también figuran en los libros de 1650, 1684, 1718, 1740 y en el texto del Canónigo de Sacro Monte de la ciudad de Granada.< Less
La gloriosa historia española del Juego de Damas - Tomo I By Govert Westerveld
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El libro de Juan Timoneda, publicado en Tolosa en 1635, sigue siendo misterioso y podemos considerarlo una gran joya de la literatura española, puesto que es el primer libro a nivel mundial... More > que describe ampliamente el juego de las damas. A pesar de que data de 1635, los que saben algo de literatura española descubren inmediatamente que Juan de Timoneda no estaba vivo en 1635, y que comenzó a publicar en Valencia en el año 1547.< Less
La gloriosa historia española del Juego de las Damas – Tomo II By Govert Westerveld
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En el siglo XV, la Corona de Aragón jugó un papel importante en el desarrollo de la nueva dama poderosa; tanto en ajedrez como en las damas teniendo a la ciudad de Valencia como... More > epicentro. Los libros de Juan de Timoneda (1547/1635) y Lorenzo Valls (1597) también comprueban este hecho. El hecho de que veamos tan rápidamente otro libro en Valencia, seis años después del libro de Pedro Ruiz Montero, implica que el juego de las damas era muy popular en esa ciudad. En este libro de historia reflejamos los finales y composiciones de estos tres autores mencionados. Por otro lado, dedicamos capítulos a la influencia del ajedrez en las damas, al poeta Alonso de Bonilla, a los libros del juego de las damas españolas y al hecho de que el juego de las damas es más difícil que el ajedrez.< Less