Copy to Clipboard. Add italics as necessaryCite as: Claude Lefort, Dante’s Modernity: An Introduction to the ‘Monarchia’. With an Essay by Judith Revel, ed. by Christiane Frey, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey, and Arnd Wedemeyer, trans. by Jennifer Rushworth, Cultural Inquiry, 16 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020) <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-16>
Claude Lefort

Dante’s Modernity

An Introduction to the Monarchia

With an Essay by Judith Revel

Translated from the French by


Edited by
Christiane FreyORCID
Manuele GragnolatiORCID
Christoph F. E. HolzheyORCID
Arnd WedemeyerORCID

Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020
Lefort-Dante Cover
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One of the most prominent political philosophers of the twentieth century reads Dante’s Monarchia, showing the surprising relevance of this radical fourteenth-century treatise that defends the necessity of universal monarchy and its independence from the Church for modern political theory. Judith Revel’s accompanying essay submits Lefort’s encounter with Dante to a transformative mis/reading and ties it to current debates on the question of the common.

ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-96558-003-9
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Cultural Inquiry, 16
ISSN (Print): 2627-728X
ISSN (Online): 2627-731X

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-16