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RSA Texts and Studies Series: Uberto Decembrio, Four Books on the Commonwealth

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Uberto Decembrio, Four Books on the Commonwealth - De re publica libri IV

Series: The Renaissance Society of America, Volume: 13

Editor: Paolo Ponzù Donato

Uberto Decembrio’s Four Books on the Commonwealth (De re publica libri IV, ca. 1420), edited and translated by Paolo Ponzù Donato, is one of the earliest examples of the reception of Plato’s Republic in the fifteenth century. The humanistic dialogue provides an illuminating insight into such themes as justice, the best government, the morals of the prince and citizen, education, and religion. Decembrio’s dialogue is dedicated to Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan, the ‘worst enemy’ of Florence. Making use of literary and documentary sources, Ponzù Donato convincingly proves that Decembrio’s thought, which shares many points with the Florentine humanist Leonardo Bruni, belongs to the same world of Civic Humanism.

ISBN: 978-90-04-40968-2
Publication Date: 4 November 2019

ISBN: 978-90-04-39495-7
Publication Date: 14 November 2019

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