Lorenzo Valla (1407-1457) was the most important theorist of the humanist movement. He wrote a major work on Latin style, On Elegance in the Latin Language, which became a battle-standard in the struggle for the reform of Latin across Europe, and Dialectical Disputations, a wide-ranging attack on scholastic logic. His most famous work is On the Donation of Constantine, an oration in which Valla uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy's claims to temporal rule. It appears here in a new translation with introduction and notes by G. W. Bowersock, based on the critical text of Wolfram Setz (1976). This volume also includes a text and translation of the Constitutum Constantini, commonly known as the Donation of Constantine.
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Valla (1407-1457) was the most important theorist of the humanist movement. His most famous work is the present volume, an oration in which Valla uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy's claims to temporal rule.
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ISBN
9780674025332
Publisert
2007
Utgiver
Vendor
Harvard University Press
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
133 mm
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
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Antall sider
224

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Oversetter

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