The purpose of this conference is to present the imaginary debate between Pedro and Ramon Llull (Librum disputationis Petri et Raimundi phantastici), and analyze the limits of the medieval dialogue. Debate or conversion? In addition, we intend to do a iconographic analysis of one of the most famous artistic representations of Ramon Llull: “The rear of the army and relief of Mr. Ramon Llull of Majorca to destroy the tower of falsehood and ignorance”, seventh miniature from Breviculum (1325).
Being part of a post-doctoral research undertaken at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona), kindly sponsored by a grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya, this article analyses the definitions and classifications pertaining to the seven liberal and mechanical arts, as presented in the works of Ramón Lull.
O pensamento de Santo Tomás de Aquino (1225-1274) sobre a vida militar, a guerra justa e as ordens militares de cavalaria
The article briefly presents the thought of Thomas Aquinas about the legitimacy of military life and the concept of just war, and its theological justification in the context of the Crusades, to the military orders.