Maryanne Cline Horowitz
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John Speed
Abraham Ortelius
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Professor of History, Occidental College
Associate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


      Professor Horowitz is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005), awarded by American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference Source. She is the author of the book Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998). WINNER of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History of the American Philosophical Society. The book on the image of the mind growing as a garden interprets diverse applications of "semina virtutum et scientarum" as an epistemology, a strategy, a paradigm of science or folk psychology, a literary interetext, a metaphor related to visual images, a language of vegetative growth, as well as a continuing controversy on assessing humanity. See Wikipedia

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Editorial Board of Journal of the History of Ideas