This initiative, which began in 2011, has compiled around 1000 documents and seeks to contribute to studying, maintaining and expanding the great bibliographical archive of the school of Francisco de Vitoria in the year of its 8th Centenary.

The University of Salamanca, the Ignacio Larramendi Foundation and Fundación MAPFRE, presented the Virtual Library of the Salamanca School 3.0 in the Francisco de Vitoria hall of the Escuelas Mayores, which has arisen on the occasion of the 8th Centenary of the University of Salamanca and coinciding with the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The ceremony was attended by the University’s rector, Ricardo Rivero; the chairman of Fundación MAPFRE, Antonio Huertas; the chairman of the Ignacio Larramendi Foundation, Luis Hernando de Larramendi, and the project director of this same Foundation, Xavier Agenjo Bullón.
This website has evolved out of an iniciative started in 2011 and which forms part of the Polymath Virtual Library project. The new version of this virtual archive, called the Virtual Library of the Salamanca School 3.0, includes new software developments from the company DIGIBÍS who strictly observe the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Europeana project, as well as the ISO, IFLA and Library of Congress standards.
The project gathers together approximately 1000 works from libraries throughout Europe which teachers, students and professors at the University of Salamanca, as well as scholars and intellectuals related to the university, signed in the 16th and 17th centuries. Among this collection of documents are some of Spain’s and indeed the world’s most important historical and cultural writings, in disciplines such as Philosophy, Theology, Law, Economics and the Sciences.
This ambitious project is the result of a dual effort: firstly a work of bibliographical analysis and conceptual study and secondly that of high-level IT analysis and the development of advanced software applications. This has made it possible to carry out the goal of this Virtual Library: to contribute to maintaining and expanding this vast bibliographical archive that includes authors and works from the Salamanca School, in order to enable researchers in any part of the world to study them.
The Virtual Library of the Salamanca School 3.0, includes the works of Francisco de Vitoria (1483-1546), Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1565), Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda (1490-1573), Martín de Azpilcueta (1492-1586), Domingo de Soto (1495-1560), Melchor Cano (1509-1560), Diego de Covarrubias (1512-1577), Juan de la Peña (1513-1565), Tomás de Mercado (1523-1575), Fray Luis de León (1527-1591), Bartolomé de Medina (1527-1580), Domingo Báñez (1528-1604), Pedro de Fonseca (1528-1599), Luis de Molina (1535-1600), Juan de Mariana (1536-1624), José de Acosta (1540-1600), Francisco Suárez (1548-1617), Gabriel Vázquez (1549-1604), Juan Roa Dávila (1552-1630) and Diego Pérez de Mesa (1563-approx. 1633).

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