Marsilius of Padua is conventionally considered to be ahead of his time as the first secular political theorist, the first post-classical thinker to espouse republicanism, and a scholastic precursor of the civic humanists of the renaissance. Contrary to the assertion of several authors, he was only a layman and neither a religious nor the legitimate Archbishop of Milan, though he was a canon of his native city. • A. Lee, “Roman Law and Human Liberty: Marsilius of Padua on Property Rights,” … 1280?-1343? Other articles where Defensor pacis is discussed: Marsilius Of Padua: …Italian political philosopher whose work Defensor pacis (“Defender of the Peace”), one of the most original treatises on political theory produced during the Middle Ages, significantly influenced the modern idea of the state.

Marsilius of Padua. This book attempts to overturn this view, by advancing the first historical interpretation of Marsilius's thought. Dante harcostársa az autonóm világi hatalomért folytatott középkori invesztitúraharcban.Fő műve a Defensor Pacis (A béke védelmezője). Marsilius of Padua deemed the church of his day to be one of the most potent disturbers of the peace. • A. Gewirth, Marsilius of Padua and Medieval Political Philosophy (New York: 1951). He served at first in the army of the emperor, and after wards, on the advice of Mussato, began the study of medicine at the University of Padua. Monarchy was the political order of the day and most major powers were ruled by kings forced to delicately balance the interests of an ever-changing court of powerful nobles. Italian philosopher who wrote Defender of the Peace, a work that denied the secular authority of the pope. Contrary to the assertion of several authors, he was only a layman and neither a religious nor the legitimate Archbishop of Milan, though he was a canon of his native city. Marsilio dei Mainardini, who is known as Marsilius of Padua, was born at Padua. Marsilius of Padua at the intersection of ancient and medieval traditions of political thought by Vasileios Syros ( ); A companion to Marsilius of Padua by Gerson Moreno-Riaño ( ); The medieval contribution to political thought : Thomas Aquinas, Marsilius of Padua, Richard Hooker by Alessandro Passerin d'Entrèves ( Book ) Páduai Marsilius (latinul: Marsilius Patavinus, Marsilius Mainardinus de Padua, olaszul: Marsilio de Padova, Marsilio dei Mainardini), (Pádua, 1275 körül – München, 1342 körül) középkori itáliai teológus és filozófus. From the Catholic Encyclopedia. The Italian political philosopher Marsilius of Padua (c. 1275-1342) wrote Defensor pacis, the most important political treatise written in the late Middle Ages.