About the author: Professor Angelo J. Di Salvo received his PhD in Spanish from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He teaches Spanish and Italian at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He is the author of Cervantes and the Augustinian Religious Tradition, and articles on Cervantes and on the literature of spirituality in Spain in several journals and dictionaries dealing with literature.
2000 0-7734-7874-4 This study contains a thorough outline and explanation of the inner way of spiritual Recollection as developed in Spain at the end of the 15th century and throughout the 16th. The literature followed the religious tradition called affective spirituality that can be traced back to Augustine through Francis of Assisi and Bonaventure and included many Germanic mystics. All these currents converged in Spain, producing such writers as Pedro de Alcántara, Juan de Avila, Barnardino de Laredo, Francisco de Osuna, Teresa de Jesús, and Juan de la Cruz.