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Andrea Alciati Andreae Alciati contra vitam monasticam epistula
Criticism of monastic life by one of Europe's major Renaissance figures. In his letter Against Monastic Life (1514-17) Andrea Alciato, an Italian jurist and writer famous for his Emblemata, urges his friend Bernardus Mattius to reconsider his choice of monastic life. Alciato makes his argument by criticizing religious superstition, the Church's hierarchy, and monastic practices, particularly the Franciscans' hypocrisy, wealth, and divisiveness. Instead, he defends a stoic, civic humanism. Due to...
Latijn, Engels, 1 online resource (PDF, 144 pagina's, 2025453 bytes), Universitaire Pers Leuven, Leuven, 2017