Josef IJsewijn

Josef IJsewijn Josef IJsewijn (1932-1998) studied classical philology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he became a professor in 1967. He founded the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae or Seminar for Neo-Latin Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1967 and was the first president of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies. Ut Granum Sinapis: Essays on Neo-Latin Literature in Honour of Jozef IJsewijn (Leuven University Press, 1997) was published in recognition of his scholarship and his promotion of Neo-Latin studies. IJswewijn authored The Universities in the Late Middle Ages (University Press, 1978) and Companion to Neo-Latin Studies, Part I: History and Diffusion of Neo-Latin Literature (University Press, 1990), edited with Barbara Lawatsch-Boomgaarden Voyage to Maryland: Relatio Itineris in Marilandiam (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), and coauthored with James J. Mertz, SJ, and John P. Murphy, SJ Jesuit Latin Poets of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1989).

Josef IJsewijn's Books

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  • Voyage to Maryland (1633) Relatio Itineris in Marilandiam

    Author: Father Andrew White   Editors: Barbara Lawatsch-Boomgaarden, Josef IJsewijn
    Product Code: 2794
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-279-2

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    Full color, exquisite gift book: the new world described with new eyes: Latin-English dual language edition.
    This lively chronicle is an eyewitness account of American history. Voyage to Maryland (1633) details, through the eyes of Andrew White, S.J., the characters, settings and events of the 17th century expedition that resulted in the founding of the Maryland colony. A Jesuit priest and amateur naturalist, White had a curious nature, keen powers of observation and a vivid literary presentation. Through his unique sensibilities and talents, we are able to experience the wonders and perils — from the botanical to the spiritual — of his historic voyage.