Dante's Monarchia

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PIMS, 1998 - Religion - 449 pages
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Contents

Preliminaries to the investigation
2
The goal of mankind
3
Mankind needs peace
25
The goaldirected group needs a leader
29
Mankind ought to be subordinated to a leader 7 Mankind as microcosm
39
Mankind should imitate Gods unity
41
Mankind should imitate cosmic order
43
Mankind needs a supreme judge
47
Monarchy maximizes freedom
65
The monarch is best able to dispose others to virtue 14 Mankind is ruled better by one than by many 15 Mankind needs a unity of wills
81
Book 2
153
The purpose and method of book 2
341
The will of God determines what is right
342
The Roman people were the most noble
343
The Roman people were favored by miracles 5 The Roman people intended the common welfare 6 The Roman people were fitted by nature to rule
345
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Monarchy maximizes justice
51

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About the author (1998)

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence to a family of minor nobility. He entered into Florentine politics in 1295, but he and his party were forced into exile in a hostile political climate in 1301. Taking asylum in Ravenna late in life, Dante completed his Divine Commedia, considered one of the most important works of Western literature, before his death in 1321.