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The Legitimation of Political Power in Medieval Thought
Acts of the XIX Annual Colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale Alcalá, 18-20 September 2013

C. López Alcaide, J. Puig Montada, P. Roche Arnas Ɨ (eds.)
approx. 466 p., 170 x 240 mm, 2018
ISBN: 978-2-503-58018-0
Languages: English, Portuguese, French
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For which reason must we obey authority or we should refuse obedience, this is a universal concern which arises in different periods of time, religions and cultures. This collective work analyses this and other issues, focusing on the medieval period and in the Greek Byzantine, Christian Latin, Jewish and Islamic traditions.

Power needs legitimation, and the question has always been what makes power legitimate. Power without legitimation is unacceptable for the subjects who want an answer, and, since religion permeated society in the Middle Ages, legitimation could only be securely grounded on a religious basis.

In 2013, the XIX Annual Colloquium of the International Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy took place in Alcalá de Henares, where in the Middle Ages the issue was at the center of the debate within the Jewish, Christian and Muslim societies. They all shared the common belief in God being the remote or proximate source of legitimation. However, they differed in many aspects and each one underwent its own development; the Western Christianity knew the conflict between secular power and Papal authority and philosophy sow the seeds for a secular basis of legitimacy.

The volume reflects the results of the colloquium. Many contributions focus on key thinkers such as Marsilius of Padua, Thomas Aquinas, John Quidort of Paris, Giles of Rome, Dante, or William of Ockham; authors of other traditions, like Maimonides and Alfarabi, are also expounded, and lesser-known, but not less important, figures for the history of political thought are presented: Manegold of Lautenbach, Ptolemy of Lucca, Guido Terrena, John of Viterbo, Pierre de Ceffons, John Wyclif and Pierre de Plaoul. The contributions rely on original texts, giving the readers a fresh insight into these issues.

Contributions by: Mokdad Arfa Mensia, Francisco Bertelloni, Antony Black, Gianluca Briguglia, Charles E. Butterworth, Luigi Campi, Delphine Carron, Luis Alberto De Boni, Thomas Dewender, Alexander Fidora, Jesús de Garay, Saeid Hooshangi, David Jiménez Castaño, Adam Machowski, Abraham Melamed, Jürgen Miethke, Gregorio Piaia, Vadim Prozorov, Josep Puig Montada, Diego Quaglioni, Pedro Roche Arnas, José Maria Silva Rosa, Stefano Simonetta, Constantin Teleanu, Jeffrey C Witt,

Table of Contents

Josep Puig Montada, Celia Lopez Álcalde, Presentación

Mokdad Mensia Arfa, Philosophie, politique et légitimation chez al-Fārābī

Francisco Bertelloni, Naturaleza e historia de la salvación en la legitimación medieval del dominium: Tomás de Aquino, Dante y Marsilio de Padua

Antony Black, Islam, Byzantium and the West: What Light can Comparisons Throw on the Legitimation of Power in Medieval Europe?

Gianluca Briguglia, Filosofía, ideología, historiografía: Marsilio de Padua

Charles E. Butterworth, Alfarabi and the King in Truth: Some Practical Considerations

Luigi Campi, Mutual Causality in Wyclif’s Political Thought. 1. Some Logical Premises and Theological Results

Delphine Carron, Unde dominium exordium habuit. Origine et légitimation du pouvoir politique chez Ptolémée de Lucques

Luis Alberto De Boni, João Quidort e a defesa do poder civil

Thomas Dewender, James of Viterbo on Ecclesiastical and Temporal Power

Alexander Fidora, Marsilio de Padua en la Península Ibérica: La Confutatio errorum quorundam magistrorum de Guido Terrena

Jesús De Garay, La legitimación del poder en Bizancio: Temistio y Eusebio

Saeid Hooshangi, Abū Moʿin Nāṣer Ḵosrow Qobādiyānī, su crítica al poder establecido y su defensa de la justicia social

David Jiménez castaño, El Contrato de gobierno en la Edad Media: El caso de Manegold de Lautenbach (c. 1030-1103)

Adam Machowski, La participación del pueblo en el proceso de legitimación del poder en los escritos de Tomás de Aquino

Abraham Melamed, The De-Legitimation of Monarchy in Don Isaac Abravanel’s Political Thought

Jürgen Miethke, Ockhams Kritik an Marsilius von Padua: Die Stellung des Papstes in Kirche und Welt nach dem letzten Teil des Dialogus

Gregorio Piaia, Non solo Aristotele: La legittimazione del potere politico in Marsilio da Padova

Vadim Prozorov, How to Bind the “Rhinoceros of Earthly Power”: Perception of Gregorian Political Ideas in Ninth-Century Europe

Josep Puig Montada, Maimonides, on Rules and Leadership Diego QuaglionI, “Nemo potest dare quod suum non est”: La legittimazione del potere nella Monarchia di Dante

Diego Quaglioni, "Nemo potest dare quod suum non est": La legittimazione del potere nella Monarchia di Dante

Pedro Roche Arnas, Acentos y alcances diversos en defensa de la autonomía del poder civil: la trascendental función del populus en el De potestate regia et papali de Juan de París

José Maria Silva Rosa, Relevância política ‘perfecta multitudo’ no De potestate regia et papali de João Quidort de Paris

Stefano Simonetta, Mutual Causality in Wyclif’s Political Thought. 2. His Doctrine of Dominion

Constantin Teleanu, Lucifer et son vicaire : Le mélange du pouvoir de l’état à l’autocratie de l’église selon Pierre de Ceffons

Jeffrey C. Witt, Finding Authority in a Time of Confusion: Early Deliberations on the Western Schism at the University of Paris

Indexes

Index of manuscripts

Index of medieval Authors

Index of modern Authors

Interest Classification:
Philosophy
Scholastic Philosophy (c. 1200-1500)

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