New translation of a fascinating work by one of the world's great poets This is the first new translation for forty years of a fascinating work of political theory.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
New translation of a fascinating work by one of the world's great poets
The book was first printed by Oporinus at Basel in 1559, and placed on the Index of forbidden books. This edition is annotated with more than 450 notes.
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
The treatise 'De monarchia', in three books, originally written in Latin, here in an English translation, contains the mature statement of Dante's political ideas. In it he propounds the theory that the supremacy of the emperor is derived from the supremacy of the Roman people over the world, which was given to them direct from God. As the emperor is intended to assure their earthly happiness, so does their spiritual welfare depend upon the pope, to whom the emperor is to do honour as to the first-born of the Father. The date of its publication is almost universally admitted to be the time of the descent of Henry VII. into Italy, between 1310 and 1313, although its composition may have been in hand from a much earlier period. The book was first printed by Oporinus at Basel in 1559, and placed on the Index of forbidden books. This edition is annotated with more than 450 notes.
In any case it seems likely that Dante did not finalize the text of De monarchia
until the late 1310s, years after Henry's untimely death. Thus it is clear ... He saw
the monarchy as a universal need and believed that one day it must be achieved.
Author: Jay Ruud
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his philosophical works.
And yet, if it is true that the Monarchia eludes an analysis that would seekto
reveal the totality of itsarticulations,does it not ... At the start of the second section
of Book I, Dante defines the temporal monarchy known as Empire and
announces the ...
Author: Claude Lefort
Publisher: ICI Berlin Press
Claude Lefort, one of the most prominent political philosophers of the twentieth century, reads Dante’s Monarchia and demonstrates the surprising relevance of this radical fourteenth-century treatise defending the necessity of a universal monarchy independent from the Church. Written to accompany a new French translation of Dante’s treatise in 1993 and appearing here for the first time in English, Lefort’s essay exemplifies his signature method of taking political philosophy in new directions by reframing key works from the history of political thought. Dante’s Monarchia was attacked early on by the Church, burned as heretical in 1329, and remained on the Vatican’s index of prohibited works until 1881. With trenchant insight and his characteristic attention to detail, Lefort pursues the often hidden influence of Dante’s long suppressed treatise on the politics and political thought of subsequent centuries. He also challenges us to explore its still unrealized potential by disentangling Dante’s notion of universal sovereignty from its historical links to imperialism and nationalism. Drawing out the provocation of Dante’s treatise for contemporary debates, Lefort’s essay presents readers of Dante with a remarkably fresh account of an oft-neglected yet crucial part of the author’s oeuvre. In her extensive interpretive essay, Judith Revel submits Lefort’s encounter with Dante to a transformative mis/reading and shows the importance of Dante’s text for Lefort’s conception of political philosophy. She carefully reconstructs its radical legacy, all too frequently reduced to a postmarxist turn or even mistaken for an affirmation of liberal democracy. The two essays are accompanied by a note from their translator, Jennifer Rushworth, and a preface by Christiane Frey.
As Kantorowicz says: In order to prove that the universal Monarch was free from
papal jurisdiction, Dante had to build up ... even of the Christian religion.52 If
Kantorowicz's basic point here—that Dante's Monarchy is not to be conceived of
as a ...
Author: G. Stone
This book explores the Islamic roots of the Western values of tolerance and religious pluralism, and considers Dante from the perspective of the Arab-Islamic philosophical tradition. It examines the relations between Islamic and Western thought, the historical origins of Western values, and the tradition of tolerance in classical Islamic thought.
The manuscript also contains Dante's Monarchia and Petrarch's Bucolicum
carmen. Letters V and VII are also found in another manuscript from the second
half of the fourteenth century (S. Pantaleo 8) in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Author: Dante Alighieri
Dante?s political thought has long constituted a major area of interest for Dante studies. Yet there has been a tendency for the poet?s views on matters of politics to be seen by critics as a self-contained, discrete area for study.This edition of four political letters examines the extent to which they can be said to contain the seeds of the political poetry of the Commedia, and to look again at the ways in which the author transforms the Latin political rhetoric of the letters into the Italian poetic language of his vernacular masterpiece.Table of Contents:1. Introduction: 'Rome once had two suns? 2. The Letter to the Princes and Peoples of Italy (Epistola V)3. The Letter to the Florentines (Epistola VI)4. The Letter to the Emperor Henry VII (Epistola VII)5. The Letter to the Italian Cardinals (Epistola XI)6. BibliographyDr Claire Honess is a Senior Lecturer in the Italian Department at the University of Leeds.
iii. the monarch's authority: conflict and judgment Before confronting the question
of Dantean authority directly, it will be ... As seen, Dante's initially stated purpose
in Monarchia is to define the nature and affirm the necessity of universal ...
Author: Albert Russell Ascoli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Leading scholar Albert Russell Ascoli traces the metamorphosis of Dante Alighieri – minor Florentine aristocrat, political activist and exile, amateur philosopher and theologian, and daring experimental poet – into Dante, author of the Divine Comedy and perhaps the most self-consciously 'authoritative' cultural figure in the Western canon. The text offers a comprehensive introduction to Dante's evolving, transformative relationship to medieval ideas of authorship and authority from the early Vita Nuova through the unfinished treatises, The Banquet and On Vernacular Eloquence, to the works of his maturity, Monarchy and the Divine Comedy. Ascoli reveals how Dante anticipates modern notions of personalized, creative authorship and the phenomenon of 'Renaissance self-fashioning'. Unusually, the book examines Dante's career as a whole offering an important point of access not only to the Dantean oeuvre, but also to the history and theory of authorship in the larger Italian and European tradition.
Dante Alighieri. monarchia (On Monarchy), primarily because it contains no
references to the author's contemporaries or to events taking place at the time.
Some say that it was written before Dante's exile because the work contains no
Author: Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri paved the way for modern literature, while creating verse and prose that remain unparalleled for formal elegance, intellectual depth, and emotional grandeur. The Portable Dante contains complete verse translations of Dante's two masterworks, The Divine Comedy and La Vita Nuova, as well as a bibliography, notes, and an introduction by eminent scholar and translator Mark Musa. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.