History of the Florentine People, Volume 1, Books I-IV (I Tatti Renaissance Library) / Edition 1

History of the Florentine People, Volume 1, Books I-IV (I Tatti Renaissance Library) / Edition 1

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by Leonardo Bruni
     
 

Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic secretary to four popes (1405-1414) and chancellor of Florence (1427-1444). His History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered to be the first modern work of history, and was widely imitated by humanist historians for two centuriesSee more details below

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Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic secretary to four popes (1405-1414) and chancellor of Florence (1427-1444). His History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered to be the first modern work of history, and was widely imitated by humanist historians for two centuries after its official publication by the Florentine Signoria in 1442. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005068
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
I Tatti Renaissance Library Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,468,746
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Maps

History of the Florentine People

Preface

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Note on the Text

Notes to the Text

Notes to the Translation

Bibliography

Index

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