History of the Florentine People (I Tatti Renaissance Library #27) (Hardcover)

History of the Florentine People (I Tatti Renaissance Library #27) By Leonardo Bruni, James Hankins (Editor), James Hankins (Translator) Cover Image
By Leonardo Bruni, James Hankins (Editor), James Hankins (Translator)
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This is book number 27 in the I Tatti Renaissance Library series.

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780674016828
ISBN-10: 0674016823
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 512
Language: Latin
Series: I Tatti Renaissance Library