Remigio dei Girolami

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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]



  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. F. Alberto Gallo. "Remigio de' Girolami". In Macy, Laura (ed.). Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (subscription required)

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