Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Juan de Segovia

Born: ca. 1393, probably Segovia
Died: 1458, Aiton
  • Dennis PulinaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1192-1


Juan de Segovia was a Spanish theologian, best known for his role at the Council of Basel, as well as for his thoughts on a peaceful, rational resolution to the conflict between Christianity and Islam.

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Primary Literature

  1. Johannes von Segovia. 1995. Liber de magna auctoritate episcoporum in concilio generali, ed. Rolf de Kegel. Freiburg (CH): Universitätsverlag.Google Scholar
  2. Johannes von Segovia. 2012. De gladio divini spiritus in corda mittendo Saracenorum, ed. Ulli Roth. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Diener, Hermann. 1965. Zur Persönlichkeit des Johannes von Segovia. Ein Beitrag zur Methode der Auswertung päpstlicher Register des späten Mittelalters. Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken 44: 289–365.Google Scholar
  2. Fromherz, Uta. 1960. Johannes von Segovia als Geschichtsschreiber des Konzils von Basel. Basel et al.: Helbing & Lichtenhahn.Google Scholar
  3. Mann, Jesse D. 2002. Truth and consequences: Juan de Segovia on Islam and Conciliarism. Medieval Encounters 8: 79–90.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Roth, Ulli. 2014. Juan of Segovia’s translation of the Qur’ān. Al-Qanṭara 35 (/2): 555–578.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Wolf, Anne Marie. 2014. Juan de Segovia and the fight for peace: Christians and Muslims in the fifteenth century. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Greek and Latin PhilologyAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Coroleu
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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts. Building B, Campus UAB, Department: Catalan LanguageUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra (Cerdanyola), BarcelonaSpain