José Antonio Guillén Berrendero (Volume editor) Gijs Versteegen (Volume editor)
Studying the different forms of socialization of the concept of virtue during the early modern age is currently one of the most complex and cross-cutting topics in the field of history and related disciplines. The work Studies on the idea of excellence in Europe (15th–19th centuries) Virtus vera nobilitas est brings together essays by historians and philosophers that set out to show the problems posed by the concept of virtue in the early modern era.
José Antonio Guillén Berrendero teaches and researches in the area of early modern history at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. His current research focuses on the culture and mentality of the nobility and the concepts of honour and virtue in early modern Europe. Gijs Versteegen teaches and researches in the area of early modern history at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. His current research focuses on the education of the nobility in the Spanish Monarchy, and the role of conversation in Spanish courtly culture.