Defensor Pacis

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Marsilius of Padua (c. 1275—1342)



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For centuries the ‘bible’ of anti-papalist reformers, the Defensor Pacis (1324) of Marsilius of Padua maintains that political power belongs to the secular state and rejects the papacy’s claims to ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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