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

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

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: June 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521408462

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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, one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the Latin Middle Ages. The Defensor minor is a restatement and defense of Marsiglio's best known work, the Defensor pacis, and De translatione Imperii applies Marsiglio's general intellectual framework to the question of the exercise of imperial power.

    • First English translation of the works in question
    • Marsiglio was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the Latin Middle Ages
    • Places these previously inaccessible texts in the context of his thought as a whole
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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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521408462
    • length: 122 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.15kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Cultures and Ideas: The Imperial West
  • Author

    Marsiglio of Padua


    Cary J. Nederman, University of Arizona

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