Marsilius of Padua and The Truth of History George Garnett

ISBN: 9781280870217

Published: January 10th 2010

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Marsilius of Padua and The Truth of History  by  George Garnett

Marsilius of Padua and The Truth of History by George Garnett
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 221 pages | ISBN: 9781280870217 | 3.42 Mb

Marsilius of Padua is conventionally seen as a thinker ahead of his time: the first secular political theorist, and the first post-classical thinker to espouse republicanism. He is presented as a scholastic precursor of the republican humanists ofMoreMarsilius of Padua is conventionally seen as a thinker ahead of his time: the first secular political theorist, and the first post-classical thinker to espouse republicanism. He is presented as a scholastic precursor of the republican humanists of the Renaissance. Starting with an examination of the neglected evidence for Marsiliuss life, and the contemporary response to his best-known work, the Defensor Pacis, this new study argues that such an interpretation is quite wrong.

It shows that Marsilius was not a republican, but an imperialist- and that far from being a secular political theorist, his great work Defensor Pacis is underpinned by a profound Christian understanding of history as a providentially ordained process.



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