Workshop on Lorenzetti and Renaissance Civic Philosophy

Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary, University of London
Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary, University of London
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Tuesday, December 1, 1987 to Thursday, December 3, 1987

Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge (now at Queen Mary, University of London)

The focus of this workshop was the fourteenth-century fresco cycle known as the Buon Governo by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico.

Tuesday, December 1: The Civic Philosophy of the Early Renaissance

Professor Skinner considered the social and political theory represented in the frescoes and their relationship to Aristotelian moral and political philosophy.

Wednesday, December 2: Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Buon Governo

Professor Skinner reinterpreted the meaning of the fresco cycle as a whole and considered the authenticity of certain sections of the cycle

Thursday, December 3: Seminar discussion

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