Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Aconcio, Jacopo

Born: 1520, Trento/Ossana, Italy
Died: 1567, London, England
  • Fabrizio MeroiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_336-1


Jacopo Aconcio was one of the most important religious reformers of the Renaissance. His works, in which his religious interests are intertwined with philosophy and science, encompass a critique of Catholicism as well as certain aspects of the Reformation, in a perspective where an affirmation of the idea of tolerance is accompanied by the rejection of all dogmatism.


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Primary Literature

  1. Aconcio, G. 1944. De methodo e opuscoli religiosi e filosofici, ed. G. Radetti. Florence, Vallecchi.Google Scholar
  2. Aconcio, G. 1946. Stratagematum Satanae libri VIII, ed. G. Radetti. Florence, Vallecchi.Google Scholar
  3. Aconcio, G. 2011. Trattato sulle fortificazioni, ed. P. Giacomoni et al. Florence, L.S. Olschki.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Caravale, G. 2013. Storia di una doppia censura. Gli Stratagemmi di Satana di Giacomo Aconcio nell’Europa del Seicento. Pisa, Edizioni della Normale.Google Scholar
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  5. Rossi, P. 1952. Giacomo Aconcio. Milan, Bocca.Google Scholar
  6. White Jr., L. 1967. Jacopo Aconcio as an engineer. The American Historical Review 72: 425–444.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Literature and PhilosophyUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly