James of Viterbo: De regimine Christiano (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)
Release Date: May 31, 2009
Pages: 368 pages
Dimensions: 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.00 inches
"James of Viterbo's De regimine Christiano" was produced at the height of the great conflict of 1296-1303 between Pope Boniface VIII and Philip the Fair of France. Echoing and elaborating Boniface's Bull Unam sanctam, the treatise is a detailed and rigorous defence of the 'hierocratic' ideology of the thirteenth-century papacy in its most ambitious form. As such, it stands alongside the better-known "De ecclesiastica potestate of Giles of Rome", by which it is to some extent influenced. "De regimine Christiano" is here presented in a new and complete critical edition, accompanied by an English translation and a detailed introduction. This edition will be of value to scholars and students of the history of political thought and international relations.
R. W. Dyson, Hardcover, ISBN 10: 9004175970, ISBN 13: 9789004175976