Remigio dei Girolami


Remigio dei Girolami[1] (1235–1319) was an Italian Dominican theologian. He was an early pupil of Thomas Aquinas.

His Tractatus de bono communi of 1302 is a significant work of political thought.[2] Remigio was able to adapt the political thought of Aquinas, which emphasized monarchy, to the communal regimes of Italy.

Two of his works, the Divisio scientie and Contra falsos ecclesie professores, discuss music. He thought the church represented all human sciences, including the musical sciences that formed part of the quadrivium. The musical element (modulatio) of these sciences referred to liturgical chants, preaching, and church order.[3]


  • Charles Davis, "Remigio de' Girolami and Dante: A Comparison of Their Conceptions of Peace," Studi danteschi 36 (1959): 105-36.
  • Charles Davis, An Early Florentine Political Theorist: Fra Remigio dei Girolami, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 104 (1960), 667; reprinted in Dante's Italy, 198-223. Philadelphia, 1984.
  • Charles Davis, "Remigio de' Girolami O.P. (d. 1319): Lector of S. Maria Novella in Florence," in Le scuole degli ordini mendicanti (secolo XIII-XIV), 281-304. Todi, 1978.


  1. ^ Remigio de’ Girolami, Remigio of Florence, Remigius of Florence, Remigius Florentinus, Remigius Clarus Hieronymeus Florentinus.
  2. ^ Between 1290 and 1320, the Dominican Remigio de' Girolami preached in Florence and composed the influential De bono communi during a struggle that pitted the Black Guelfs against the White Guelfs and Ghibellines. In the treatise, he emphasized that one must prefer public good to personal benefit.[1]
  3. ^ Gallo, F. Alberto (2001). "Remigio de' Girolami". In Sadie, Stanley; Tyrrell, John (eds.). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.). London: Macmillan.

External linksEdit

  • Adolf Lumpe (1994). "Remigius von Florenz (Remigio Chiaro de' Girolami Fiorentino, Remigius Clarus Hieronymeus Florentinus)". In Bautz, Traugott (ed.). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). Vol. 8. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 16–19. ISBN 3-88309-053-0.
  • Newman, Nicholas (2018). The Political Works of Remigius Dei Girolami. Belleville, Illinois: Saint Dominic's Media. p. 232. ISBN 978-1-7321784-5-8.