Andreae Alciati Contra Vitam Monasticam Epistula - Andrea Alciato’s Letter Against Monastic Life [electronic resource] : Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary / critical edition, translation and commentary by Denis L. Drysdall.
- Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, 2014.
- Supplementa humanistica Lovaniensia ; 36.
Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia ; 36
1 online resource (144 p.)
- Christianity and religious humanism.
Monastic and religious life -- History and criticism.
Franciscans -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- Criticism of monastic life by one of Europe's major Renaissance figures.In his letter Against Monastic Life (1514-17) Andrea Alciato, an Italian jurist and writer famous for his Emblemata, urges his friend Bernardus Mattius to reconsider his choice of monastic life. Alciato makes his argument by criticizing religious superstition, the Church's hierarchy, and monastic practices, particularly the Franciscans' hypocrisy, wealth, and divisiveness. Instead, he defends a stoic, civic humanism. Due to the troubled history of this unique manuscript and the inadequacies of the two subsequent editions,
- TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; INTRODUCTION; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Note on the text and translation; TEXT AND TRANSLATION; SUPPLEMENTA HUMANISTICA LOVANIENSIA
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Original text in Latin, translation and commentary in English.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- Drysdall, Denis L., editor, translator.
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