Marsilius of Padua

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Mar·sil·i·us of Padua

 (mär-sĭl′ē-əs) 1280?-1343?
Italian philosopher who wrote Defender of the Peace, a work that denied the secular authority of the pope.

Marsilius of Padua

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(Biography) Italian name Marsiglio dei Mainardini. ?1290–?1343, Italian political philosopher, best known as the author of the Defensor pacis (1324), which upheld the power of the temporal ruler over that of the church
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Referring particularly to the work of Brunetto Latini and Marsiglio of Padua, Nederman demonstrates conclusively that a binary oppostion between these two concepts is not an adequate model for the late medieval debates about imperial rule.
He does not hesitate to label as a caricature this picture of medieval Europe as a monolithic, and therefore a persecuting, society, and counters this view with lively and in-depth "case studies" of eight medieval authors: Anselm, Abelard, Ramon Llull, John of Salisbury, William of Rubruck, Marsiglio of Padua, Nicholas of Cusa, and Bartolome de Las Casas.
Contrasting John of Salisbury and Marsiglio of Padua, Nederman argues that "Medieval understanding of rights tended to be subsumed under issues of group identity and functional status .