Humanism and Truth: Valla Writes Against the Donation of Constantine

  title={Humanism and Truth: Valla Writes Against the Donation of Constantine},
  author={R. Fubini},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={79 - 86}
  • R. Fubini
  • Published 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… Expand
10 Citations
The Invention of Personality in Valla’s De falso credita et ementita Constantini donatione
The philological segment of Valla’s De falso that is the basis for most claims about the text’s innovative and distinctly modern character is only one part of the larger oration, which includes threeExpand
El carácter histórico de la concepción cusana de verdad
We analyze the historicity of the Nicholas of Cusas conception about truth through the study of: i) the ruptures and continuities between his conception and other previous conceptions of truth, andExpand
Using the Past against the Papacy: Luther’s appeal to Church History in his Anti-Papal Writings
It is well known that Martin Luther found ultimate authority sola scriptura. The evangelical endeavour which he initiated and exemplified focused on the return to the gospel and the rediscovery of aExpand
Ideas and opinions about communication and intellectual exchange underwent significant changes during the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The rediscovery of parrhesia by theExpand
The Reconstruction of St. Peter’s Circa 1450
Where Vegio saw the basilica of St. Peter’s, begun by the Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, is now the new church commissioned by Pope Julius II from Bramante in 1505 and consecrated inExpand
Repatriating Romance: Politics of Textual Transmission in Early Modern France
Author(s): Louie, Linda | Advisor(s): Hampton, Timothy | Abstract: This dissertation reveals the central role that transcultural literary exchange plays in the imagining of a continuous FrenchExpand
‘The battle is all there is’: philosophy and history in International Relations theory
There is an expectation today that International Relations (IR) theory ought to engage with philosophy as a meta-knowledge capable of grounding and legitimizing knowledge claims in the discipline.Expand
Eyewitness to Old St Peter's: Maffeo Vegio's 'Remembering the Ancient History of St Peter's Basilica in Rome,' with Translation and a Digital Reconstruction of the Church
Old St Peter's Basilica in Rome stood for over eleven centuries until it was demolished to make room for today's church on the same Vatican site. Its last eyewitness, Maffeo Vegio, explained to theExpand