By Cassell, Anthony Kimber; Vernani, Guido; Dante Alighieri, Dante Alighieri
The Monarchia Controversy presents either the historical past to the imperial and ecclesiastical machinations that drove Dante Alighieri to start penning the Monarchia in 1318 and likewise the following heritage of the efforts via papal experts to prohibit the publication after the writer's loss of life. Dante's political treatise at the Empire and the Papacy was once indexed by means of the Church within the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1564, and it was once got rid of in simple terms in 1881. Anthony Cassell's account of the Monarchia's genesis is either compelling and inspiring, particularly within the descriptions of the intransigence of Dante's proponents and antagonists. whereas past students have considered Dante's treatise as peacefully divorced from its occasions, Cassell indicates that Dante's pose of calm authority above the fray used to be instantly conventional, forensic, brave, and hard-won.
Cassell examines in shut element Dante's kin to his purchaser Can Grande della Scala, Pope John XXII's makes an attempt to strip Can Grande of his privileges, the pertinent traditions of canon legislation, the tradition of up to date political and ecclesiastical publicists, the paintings of formal logicians, and the reasons of Dante's first autopsy opponent, Friar Guido Vernani. the writer lines the treatise's reception via and past the 1st censorship and public burning that it suffered in Bologna from Cardinal Bertrand du Poujet in 1328, and the failure of Bertrand's hazard to incinerate the author too may still his mortal is still be chanced on.
To rfile the historical past, Cassell offers a clean, annotated translation of the Monarchia, including the 1st English types of Guido Vernani's refutation of Dante's Monarchia (1329), and Pope John XXII's bull Si fratrum of 1316-17, which sparked the quandary. Cassell's quantity will curiosity not just the overall reader yet students in lots of fields, akin to medieval philosophy, heritage and theology, canon legislation, ecclesiastical historical past (especially Ockham and Marsilius of Padua studies), medieval Latin, Italian and Comparative Literature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anthony okay. Cassell is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature on the collage of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. the previous affiliate editor of Dante reports, Cassell is the writer, editor, or translator of diverse works, together with Diana's Hunt (Caccia di Diana): Boccaccio's First Fiction, Lectura Dantis Americana: Inferno, and The Corbaccio.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"[T]he longest and so much difficult learn but of the Monarchia controversy. . . . The prose of [Cassell's] essays is lucid and witty, whereas his notes are a labyrinthine mine of data for the complicated student, who will particularly savour the updated and thorough bibliographical references. . . . [T[his is the simplest ebook on Vernani and the Monarchia controversy."―Richard Kay, Catholic historic Review
"In this handsomely produced learn Cassell has in impression given us a casebook on Dante's political suggestion. . . . The scholarship is all through at the maximum point. Cassell's bibliography is very wealthy: a comparably available trove of pertinent, well-organized info in English concerning the politics, legislation, and theology of the 1st many years of the fourteenth century in Italy will be demanding to discover. The documentation is at the least greater than enough, and lots of of the footnotes are in impression short articles in themselves."―Ronald L. Martinez, Speculum
"Cassell's ebook furnishes fabrics that, whereas most likely crucial to a in charge analyzing of the paintings, are very not often provided in loads richness of element and with one of these company seize in their import. Cassell's contribution is significant."―Prof. Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University
"Anthony Cassell's booklet is a magisterial version of Dante's political treatise, and it comes at
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Extra info for The Monarchia controversy : an historical study with accompanying translations of Dante Alighieri's Monarchia, Guido Vernani's Refutation of the Monarchia composed by Dante and Pope John XXII's bull, Si fratrum
The Averroist Siger of Brabant he lauds and places in Heaven among the other great Doctors of the Church (Par. 33 Such treatises as St. Albertus Magnus’s De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas (On the Unity of the Intellect against the Averroists) (); St. Bonaventure’s sermons; St. Thomas Aquinas’s De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas (On There Being Only One Intellect, Against the Averroists) of , and his earlier Summa contra gentiles of –; and Giles of Rome’s Errores philosophorum (Errors of the Philosophers) (ca.
29 His individual treatises comprising the Organon encompassed the field: the Categoriæ (The Categories), a treatise on the ten primary classes into which things are divided;30 De / Monarchia and Refutation in Context Interpretatione (On Interpretation), on terms and propositions: the noun, the verb, the complete sentence, oppositions between contrary and contradictory propositions; the Analytica priora (Prior Analytics), on inference or deduction; the Analytica posteriora (Posterior Analytics), on logical analyses of science: how arguments demonstrate truth from statements that are certain; the Topica (Topics), a handbook on the rules and method of dialectic reasoning if demonstrative proofs are unavailable; and De sophisticis elenchis (Sophistical Refutations), on fallacious reasoning.
Albertus Magnus’s De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas (On the Unity of the Intellect against the Averroists) (); St. Bonaventure’s sermons; St. Thomas Aquinas’s De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas (On There Being Only One Intellect, Against the Averroists) of , and his earlier Summa contra gentiles of –; and Giles of Rome’s Errores philosophorum (Errors of the Philosophers) (ca. 34 By the beginning of the fourteenth century, such studies, profiting from William of Moerbeke’s new translations of Aristotle from the original Greek (after ) and from St.