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Author Drysdall, Dennis

Title Andreae Alciati Contra Vitam Monasticam Epistula - Andrea Alciato's Letter Against Monastic Life : Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (144 pages)
Series Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia ; v.36
Supplementa humanistica Lovaniensia.
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; INTRODUCTION; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Note on the text and translation; TEXT AND TRANSLATION; SUPPLEMENTA HUMANISTICA LOVANIENSIA
Summary Criticism of monastic life by one of Europe's major Renaissance figures.In his letter Against Monastic Life (1514-17) Andrea Alciato, an Italian jurist and writer famous for his Emblemata, urges his friend Bernardus Mattius to reconsider his choice of monastic life. Alciato makes his argument by criticizing religious superstition, the Church's hierarchy, and monastic practices, particularly the Franciscans' hypocrisy, wealth, and divisiveness. Instead, he defends a stoic, civic humanism. Due to the troubled history of this unique manuscript and the inadequacies of the two subsequent editions,
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 9461661339
9789461661333