Libertas. Secoli X-XIII

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Libertas. X-XIII centuries

Nicolangelo D'Acunto (Editor), Elisabetta Filippini (Editor)

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Proceedings of the International Week of Medieval Studies of the Mendola on the Middle Ages and freedom: just a provocation or even a joke to effect? Are we sure that before the Enlightenment Freedom European civilization had produced only oppression and exploitation? The answer is not at all obvious. The authors' historical approach reveals a very diversified picture, from which stands out not an univocal and abstract notion of freedom, but the existence of many libertates in the plural. In a civilization for which freedom and privilege are identified, it was fundamental to conceive one's autonomy within the framework of a providential design and a truth that alone could really make man free, as capable of living and doing good . The same forms of power, which were considered the earthly mirror of that providential design, aspired to promote and be the guarantor of libertates that innervated the ideals, political practices and social structures of a civilization in the perennial search for a coveted order and never reached.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Libertas. X-XIII centuries
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero Pubblic University:Largo Gemelli 1, I 20123 Milan Italy:011 39 02 72342310, 011 39 2 72342370, EMAIL:, Fax: 011 39 02 72342974
Number of pages461
ISBN (Print)978-88-343-3936-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • Medieval freedom


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