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Marsiglio of Padua : 'Defensor minor' and 'De translatione imperii' - Marsilius of Padua

Marsiglio of Padua

'Defensor minor' and 'De translatione imperii'

Paperback Published: 26th July 1993
ISBN: 9780521408462
Number Of Pages: 122

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This volume makes available for the first time in English the writings about the Holy Roman Empire by Marsiglio of Padua (c.1275-1342), one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the Latin Middle Ages. Included are two major texts. The Defensor minor is a restatement and defence of the doctrines of Marsiglio's best known work, the Defensor pacis. As such it adds to our understanding of his previous thought while giving new dimensions to his theory. De translatione imperii (On the Transfer of the Empire) is a form of appendix to the Defensor pacis, in which Marsiglio's general intellectual framework is applied to an historical assessment of the legitimacy of the exercise of imperial power by the German king outside the authorisation of the pope.

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"Cary Nederman's translation makes these remarkable works available in English for the first time, and his useful introduction relates them to the career and controversies of that most original medieval mind...In this compact and informative format, Marsiglio becomes a 'must read' for any who wish to grasp something of the intensity, variety, and far-reaching implications of medieval political thought." Gerald Christianson, Church History

Editor+s introduction
Note on texts and translations
Bibliographical note
Principal events in the life of Marsiglio of Padua
Defensor minor
De translatione Imperii
Table of biblical citations
Index of proper names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521408462
ISBN-10: 0521408466
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 26th July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 14.38  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.19

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