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History of the Florentine People, Volume 2: Books V-VIII

History of the Florentine People, Volume 2: Books V-VIII

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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). He was famous in his day as a translator, orator, and historian, and was the best-selling author of the fifteenth century. Bruni's History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered 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: 9780674010666
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Series: The I Tatti Renaissance Library , #16
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 1,138,917
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy and Renaissance Civic Humanism and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on humanist political thought.

Table of Contents


Book V

Book VI

Book VII


Note on the Text

Notes to the Text

Notes to the Translation



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Vittore Branca

An aristocratic devotion to our culture continues to manifest itself even today in the most prestigious centers of study and thought. One has merely to look at the very recent (begun in 2001), rigorous and elegant humanistic series of Harvard University, with the original Latin text, English translation, introduction and notes.

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