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Writing History in Renaissance Italy

Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past

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ISBN 9780674061521

Publication Date: 01/01/2012


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • 1. Bruni on Writing History
  • I. Beginnings
    • 2. The Plutarchan Option
    • 3. A New Life of Cicero
    • 4. Between Livy and Polybius: Bruni on the First Punic War
  • II. Florence under the Oligarchy
    • 5. Genesis of the Florentine Histories
    • 6. The Florentine Histories: A Sourcebook for Statesmen
    • 7. Bruni and Biography: A Life of Aristotle
  • III. Medici Florence
    • 8. Parallel Lives: Dante and Petrarch
    • 9. Bruni, the Medici, and the Florentine Histories
    • 10. The Florentine Histories: From Policy to Propaganda
  • IV. Late Works
    • 11. A Distant Mirror: Athens, Sparta, and Thebes
    • 12. Memoirs of a Humanist
    • 13. Writing from Procopius
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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