History of the Florentine People (I Tatti Renaissance Library #16) (Hardcover)

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By Leonardo Bruni, James Hankins (Editor), James Hankins (Translator)
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This is book number 16 in the I Tatti Renaissance Library series.


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.

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ISBN: 9780674010666
ISBN-10: 0674010663
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: November 30th, 2004
Pages: 608
Language: Latin
Series: I Tatti Renaissance Library