The Recovery of the Holy Land

The Recovery of the Holy Land

The Recovery of the Holy Land

The Recovery of the Holy Land

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My attention was first called to Dubois a good many years ago during a course of lectures on the Renaissance by Dean George C. Sellery at the University of Wisconsin. For years I toyed with the idea of preparing a translation of his chief work, and at intervals made tentative efforts in that direction, only to be repeatedly discouraged by the difficulty of turning Dubois' involved Latin sentences into intelligible English. It is owing to persistent needling by Prof. Austin P. Evans, the editor of this series, that the task has finally been completed. Tentative drafts of the translation were read in part by Professors Lynn Thorndike and the late Louis J. Paetow, from both of whom I received helpful criticism and useful suggestions. As the translation approached its final form, Professor Dino Bigongiari helped greatly in clearing up the meaning of several doubtful passages and encouraged me to attempt the identification of the numerous quotations from Aristotle and civil and canon law, a task which earlier students and editors of Dubois had declined. I wish to express my gratitude to the Vatican Library and the Bibliothèque nationale for furnishing me with photostats of the manuscripts of Dubois' two major treatises and to the library of Harvard University for the loan of certain volumes otherwise inaccessible. I also wish to acknowledge the helpful cooperation of the members of the library staff at City College, who arranged for these loans. My greatest debt is to Professor Evans, whose meticulous editorial supervision has spared me from numerous errors of omission and commission. I have at times ventured to disregard the suggestions of those who have so kindly assisted me, and any errors of translation are my own responsibility.

WALTER I. BRANDT

New York City June 14, 1955 . . .

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