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Collection Level Description: Photostats of Manuscripts of Marsilius of Padua, Defensor pacis

Reference: MSS. Facs. d. 67-9
Title: Photostats of Manuscripts of Marsilius of Padua, Defensor pacis
Dates of Creation: photostats of 14th and 15th cent. originals
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Charles William Previté-Orton

Language of Material: Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Marcilius of Padua (fl. 1277-1342) was an Italian political theorist who taught in Paris and Nuremberg. His Defensor pacis (1324) examined the roles of church and state.

Scope and Content

Photostats of manuscripts of Marcilius of Padua, Defensor pacis:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1942.

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Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Publication Note

See C. W. Previté-Orton (ed.) The Defensor pacis of Marsilius of Padua (Cambridge: 1928).

Access Points

Church and state

Political science

Marcilius of Padua | fl 1277-1342 | political scientist

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