Humanism and Truth: Valla Writes Against the Donation of Constantine

  title={Humanism and Truth: Valla Writes Against the Donation of Constantine},
  author={Riccardo Fubini},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={79 - 86}
  • R. Fubini
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
La Donation de Constantin a acquis son autorite parce qu'elle a ete comprise comme faisant partie d'un corps de doctrine dont les fondations etaient constituees par des verites revelees. D'une maniere tout a fait opposee, Valla denonce la forgerie du document. Il s'en sert comme d'un instrument revolutionnaire qui lui permet de denoncer un systeme de normes, de croyances, de culture. Dans un contexte different, la Reforme accueille favorablement le travail de Valla et le concoit comme une… 
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