On the Donation of Constantine (I Tatti Renaissance Library)

On the Donation of Constantine (I Tatti Renaissance Library)

by Lorenzo Valla
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674030893

ISBN-13: 9780674030893

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Harvard


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

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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:
9780674030893
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
I Tatti Renaissance Library Series, #24
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments

  • On the Donation of Constantine

  • Appendix: The Donation of Constantine
  • Note on the Texts
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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