Photostats of manuscripts of Marsilius of Padua, Defensor pacis

Scope and Content

Photostats of manuscripts of Marcilius of Padua, Defensor pacis:

  • Tortosa, Bibl. de Cabildo 141, fols. 1-100r, 14th century
  • Vienna, Nationalbibliothek lat. 464, fols. 1-117r, 14th century
  • Vienna, Nationalbibliothek lat. 809, fols. 1-123r, 15th century
  • Bruges, Bibliothque publique 557, fols. 1-10, 13-17, 19-20, 14th century
  • Auxerre, Bibliothque de la ville 19, fol. 3r, 14th century (photograph).

Administrative / Biographical History

Marcilius of Padua (fl 1277-1342) was an Italian political theorist who taught in Paris and Nuremberg. His Defensor pacis (1324) examined the roles of church and state.

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1942.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.


See C. W. Previt-Orton (ed.) The Defensor pacis of Marsilius of Padua (Cambridge: 1928).