IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 212: The State of Marsilius of Padua Scholarship

Monday 14 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Politica: Society for the Study of Medieval Political Thought
Organiser:Gerson Moreno-Riaño, Political Science Department, Regent University, Virginia
Moderator/Chair:Gerson Moreno-Riaño, Political Science Department, Regent University, Virginia
Paper 212-aMarsiglio of Padua Studies Today and Tomorrow
(Language: English)
Cary J. Nederman, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Index terms: Political Thought
Paper 212-bIssues in Translating the Defensor pacis
(Language: English)
Annabel S. Brett, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought

This session considers the current state of scholarship in Marsilian studies. Nederman considers the development of the scholarship regarding Marsilius since the last major conference on his thought in Padua in the late 1970s. It surveys the major areas of intellectual change and progress during the succeeding 25 years and promises for future scholarship. The second lecture (Brett) focuses on textual and interpretational problems of the Defensor pacis based on her current research and new translation of this celebrated text. Godthardt deals with the little researched issue of Marsilius’ actual political career.