The 28th of October he died in Madrid at 88 years Luis Miguel Enciso Recio. Liberal politician, lived in the first line and the Transition from the ranks of UCD, was a Senator from 1977 until 1982, and one of the most prominent managers of the culture -at its deepest and unbiased sense - as president of several regional societies and state, between 1993 and 2004.
In this last activity brought together with rigour and enthusiasm of their public commitment and its indispensable scientific vocation as a historian. This vocation is reflected in one of the most fruitful paths of university of your time. From the first steps in the university of Valladolid natal, where he left a lasting impression -as reflected in the "Chair of Philip II," established by him in 1968, to his time as professor of Modern History at the Complutense University and, later, as academic of the Royal Academy of History, developed a research work that makes him one of the top experts in the EIGHTEENTH century, whose key intellectuals, social and political he knew how to tease with enviable analytical skills.
But his inexhaustible interest for the history made shift in other dimensions and periods of time before neglected. As shown by both its many publications such as the congresses he organized, together with the thirty-five doctoral dissertations and more than fifty bachelor's thesis he addressed on the various aspects and stages of Spain and its Monarchy, regarded as open horizons to the rest of Europe and the world.
In particular, promoted the study of Italy in the Spanish, now converted into a priority historiographical, and in which he knew how to identify the significance of the Naples royal and bourbon, weaving a dense network of friendship and collaboration with some of the major Italian masters of his generation.
the Master of historians, was above all tolerant of the opinions and the lives of others, generous in knowledge and awareness, no limit to the forgiveness and humanity, a friend of steel and man of his word. Loved your existence as a precious gift of God and knew how to transmit the joy of living, the pleasure of the conversation and the little things transfigured in art and devotion.
it Was, beyond the clichés and conventions, fully in Spanish, Spanish and european, always attentive to what is new and true to the best traditions. Antithesis of sectarianism, he did not give up his ideas, he knew how to listen and discuss, respect and understanding. She defended the clarity of thought and the architecture of the expression.
Taught to study, searching for the infinite faces of the truth in the mirror of the word and of the facts sculpted by time, as a challenge to the interior gaze, as projected in the work. Thanked their positions and recognitions, such as opportunities to serve society. Spared No effort in the battle to overcome himself and to spread that zeal to all those around him. He was faithful to reason and honor.
*Carlos José Hernando Sánchez is Professor of Modern History at the University of Valladolid
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