On the Donation of Constantine (I Tatti Renaissance Library)

On the Donation of Constantine (I Tatti Renaissance Library)

by Lorenzo Valla
     
 


Lorenzo Valla (1407–1457) was the leading theorist of the Renaissance humanist movement and the author of major works on Latin style, scholastic logic, and other topics. In On the Donation of Constantine he uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy’s claims to temporal rule, in…  See more details below

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Lorenzo Valla (1407–1457) was the leading theorist of the Renaissance humanist movement and the author of major works on Latin style, scholastic logic, and other topics. In On the Donation of Constantine he uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy’s claims to temporal rule, in a brilliant analysis that is often seen as marking the beginning of modern textual criticism. Widely translated throughout Europe during the Reformation, the work was placed on the Church’s Index of Prohibited Books. This volume provides a new translation with introduction and notes by G. W. Bowersock, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, along with a translation of the Donation of Constantine document itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674025332
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/27/2007
Series:
I Tatti Renaissance Library Series, #24
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,244,368
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

G. W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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