«A Deo sed per populum»: la duplice elezione di Goffredo nella Gerusalemme liberata

di Antonio Borrelli

This article analyzes the peculiar dynamics of Goffredo di Buglione’s double election as captain of the Christian army in Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata: the first election is made by God, while the second is carried out by his fellow commanders of the army. The aim of the article is to show the connections between Goffredo’s double election and the important political theory summed up in the expression «a Deo sed per populum», which is ascribed to Saint Thomas of Aquin and is relevant to all political philosophy.

Parole-chiave: #Gerusalemme liberata #Goffredo di Buglione #duplice elezione #potestas regia #Seconda Scolastica