01 Francesc Eiximenis. Il Dodicesimo Libro del Cristiano; capp. 139-152 e 193-197


Paolo Evangelisti, laureato in storia all’Università di Trieste, è stato borsista presso l’Istituto italiano per gli Studi Storici di Napoli (1995-1997). Cultore della materia in storia medievale presso l’Università di Trieste, ha partecipato e partecipa a programmi di ricerca scientifica tra i quali Ragione ed etica nel pensiero e nelle istituzioni tra medioevo ed età moderna: politica, economia, diritto, (coord. P. Prodi) e Banca, credito e cittadinanza in Italia secc. XIII – XVII (coord. G. Todeschini). Membro effettivo del Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals dell’Universitat de Lleida, Facultat de Lletres (Spagna), è docente presso il Pontifico Ateneo Antonianum di Roma e docente invitato nel 2014 dall’Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasil (Fac. de Filosofia e Cièncias Umanas, Doutorado e Mestrado em História Medieval). Tra le sue pubblicazioni Fidenzio da Padova e la letteratura crociatomissionaria minoritica. Strategie e modelli francescani per il dominio (XIII-XV secolo), Bologna, Il Mulino, 1998; I francescani e la costruzione di uno Stato. Linguaggi politici, valori identitari, progetti di governo in area catalano-aragonese, Padova EBF, 2006; Il quadrato di Aristotele. La moneta nell’edificazione della sovranità e della res publica (XIII-XIV s.) in The Languages of Political Society, Roma Viella, 2012, pp. 367 – 394. E’ in corso di stampa in Italia ed in Spagna La bilancia della sovranità. Moneta, potere e cittadinanza in Europa (secc. XIV – XVIII).


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    Rei Nummariae Scriptores: le motivazioni di un progetto
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Callegher, Bruno
    Carlà, Filippo
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    Francesc Eiximenis. Il Dodicesimo Libro del Cristiano; capp. 139-152 e 193-197. Lo statuto della moneta negli scritti di un frate Minore del XIV sec. Analisi introduttiva e traduzione di Paolo Evangelisti
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013)
    Eiximenis, Francesc
    Evangelisti, Paolo
    The status of money, considered as institution of community, is focused by an expert of voluntary poverty: Francesc Eiximenis, a Franciscan friar. The analysis about the nature, character and function of money produces some relevant results, especially from a political viewpoint. Who exercises the sovereignty, the control of the value and circulation of money? Which kinds of relations are established between 'princeps'/ruler, community and money? 'Maiestas', supremacy are prince features, prince characters or are they prerogatives of money that is instituted, created for change and justice in the 'polis'? Which juridical apparatus, which political and institutional form can operate to preserve the peculiar value of money: her stability? These questions touch many aspects of that will become the economic reflexion during the Early modern period and also the dogmatic thought about money, starting from the texts written by Copernic, Bodin and Locke; but it’s clear that money, not conceived as a mere coin, assumes a more important role: it becomes the object by which is possible to think about the same concept of power and sovereignty. Besides this setting of topics, where institutional and political experiences of Italian cities are observed with profound interest, it comes to light another notable matter summarized in one key-question written by the same Friar: ‘How is possible to use money to achieve a large, diffused and communitarian wealth?’ Eiximenis deals all these issues situating them inside the European debate on these topics. Anyway, the Franciscan doesn’t use Latin for this work: he writes in Catalan vernacular. A language that is read and written by people living in the territories of the Crown extended from Valencia to Palermo, from Barcelona to Sardinia, with important settlements at eastern and southern Mediterranean coasts. The arguments discussed in these chapters are also remarkable because they were inserted in the 'Twelfth Book of Christian', a work of civic and political education addressed to the rulers of reigns and cities that were forming one of the most important political and economic entities flourishing in Europe between XIII and XV centuries.
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