In Praise of Florence: The Panegyric of the City of Florence, and An Introduction to Leonardo Bruni's Civil Humanism

In Praise of Florence: The Panegyric of the City of Florence, and An Introduction to Leonardo Bruni's Civil Humanism

by Leonardo Bruni
     
 

ISBN-10: 907778702X

ISBN-13: 9789077787021

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Olive Press

The beginning of the Renaissance is marked in this translation of Leonardo Bruni's first work, the Laudatio Florentinae Urbis (Panegyric of the City of Florence). Written around 1400, this treatise introduces many of the ideas that became central to the Italian Renaissance—republican liberty, free competition, and the balance of power—and influenced

Overview

The beginning of the Renaissance is marked in this translation of Leonardo Bruni's first work, the Laudatio Florentinae Urbis (Panegyric of the City of Florence). Written around 1400, this treatise introduces many of the ideas that became central to the Italian Renaissance—republican liberty, free competition, and the balance of power—and influenced many later thinkers of the Renaissance, including Machiavelli. With the ideas outlined in this work, Bruni decisively influenced all later European and American thought about republican and democratic government. In addition to the translation, this edition offers an introduction to Bruni's life and philosophy in the context of the political situation of the early Florentine republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789077787021
Publisher:
Olive Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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