‘All English-speaking students of Dante will be immensely grateful to Prue Shaw for her splendid ... translation of Dante’s Latin treatise on world government.
… This is by far the best English translation of the Monarchia, and is the result of Prue Shaw’s ‘lungo studio e ’l grande amore’, her long devotion to the text of Dante’s Latin treatise on world government, which she renders in the conviction that ‘compressed, bitter, spare, energetic and beautifully crafted, it bears the unmistakable imprint of his genius.’
John Scott, University of Western Australia
Dante, Monarchy, Edited by Prue Shaw, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1996. ISBN Hb 0-521-56120-5 ISBN Pb 0-521-56781-5
This version of the 1995 edition contains the English text only and includes some additional editorial material. It appeared in the series Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, edited by Quentin Skinner and Raymond Geuss; it might be thought of as the ‘text-book’ version of the treatise, suitable for use by students of political philosophy as well as medievalists and Dante scholars. Over 7000 copies have been sold to date.