History of the Florentine People, Volume 3: Books IX-XII. Memoirs

History of the Florentine People, Volume 3: Books IX-XII. Memoirs

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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 third volume concludes the edition, the first to make the work available in English translation. It includes Bruni's Memoirs, an autobiographical account of the events of his lifetime, and cumulative indexes to the complete History.

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ISBN-13: 9780674016828
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Series: The I Tatti Renaissance Library , #27
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
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.

Canon D. J. W. Bradley was an Anglican priest and graduate of Cambridge University.

Table of Contents



Book IX

Book X

Book XI

Book XII


Note on the Text

Notes to the Text

Notes to the Translation


Index of Archival Sources

Cumulative Index to Volumes 1–3

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