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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 64

Political Writings

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674728677

Publication Date: 11/24/2014


528 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

Villa I Tatti > The I Tatti Renaissance Library


  • Introduction
  • Salutati, Selected State Letters
    • I. To the Romans
    • II. To the College of Cardinals
    • III. To the King of the Franks
    • IV. To Pope Urban VI
    • V. To the Italians
    • VI. To Charles VI, King of the Franks
    • VII. To Pope Boniface IX
    • VIII. To Pope Boniface IX
    • IX. To Francesco Novello, Lord of Padua
  • Salutati, On Tyranny
    • Preface
    • I. What a tyrant is, and why he is so called
    • II. Whether it is lawful to kill a tyrant
    • III. Concerning the principate of Caesar, and whether he may and must reasonably be accounted a tyrant
    • IV. Whether Julius Caesar was killed lawfully
    • V. That Dante correctly placed Brutus and Cassius in lower Hell as extraordinary traitors
  • Antonio Loschi, Invective against the Florentines
  • Salutati, Letter to Pietro Turchi
  • Salutati, Reply to a Slanderous Detractor Who Has Written Many Wounding Things against the Renowned City of Florence
  • Note on the Texts and Translations
  • Notes to the Texts
  • Notes to the Translations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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