jump to search box

Tyrannicide.

Availability

At the Library

  • Special Collections - Manuscript Collection
    Request at service desk
    1. MSS CODEX M0383 must be paged/requested for in-library use only

Other libraries

Author/Creator:
Durand, Bernard, 1560-1621.
Language:
French, Greek, Modern (1453- ). In French, with some passages in Classical Greek.
Earliest possible date:
1589
Latest possible date:
1591
Imprint:
[France, ca. 1590.]
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 1 v. (224 leaves); 26 cm.
Citation:
Reported to: Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
Summary:
Ciceronian dialogue and thesis provide the structure of this essay on the killing of tyrants, a subject much discussed following the events of the reign of Henry III and the Catholic-Protestant schism. Reference is made by the author to the work of Hubert Languet and Juste Lipse.
Note:
Advocate to the parliament of Burgundy, historian, and compiler of customary law, Durand was a respected legal scholar during his lifetime and after. There is internal evidence to attribute this manuscript to him but no clear signature. A dialogue is copied between "Durand" and "Bernard, " the latter probably being Etienne Bernard, mayor of Dijon in 1594.
Provenance:
Purchased, 1979.
Subjects:

powered by Blacklight
© Stanford University. Stanford, California 94305. (650) 725-1064. Terms of Use | Copyright Complaints | Opt Out of Analytics
jump to top