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Martín Pérez de Ayala
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The main source of information about the theologian Archbishop Martín Pérez de Ayala is an autobiographical work, called today Discurso de la vida, that details the main events of his life in 23 chapters.

He was born in Segura de la Sierra, a village in the province of Jaén, which belonged to the Order of Santiago. He grew up in a poor family with little social status: his father experienced successive …

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Framiñán de Miguel, María Jesús, “Martín Pérez de Ayala”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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