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History of the Florentine people.
|Statement||Leonardo Bruni ; edited and translated by James Hankins, with D. J. W. Bradley.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxi, 477 p. :|
|Number of Pages||477|
People used to use fire to dry the tablets out. The political power of the plutocrats nowadays is much more indirect; they are able to manipulate the opinion, both of the public and of the politicians, through propaganda, think tanks, a horde of lackey intellectuals, etc. Some books, such as the history of the reign of Ramses IIIwere over 40 meters long. New types of documents appeared later in the 19th century: photographysound recording and film. It is called codex by way of metaphor from the trunks caudex of trees or vines, as if it were a wooden stock, because it contains in itself a multitude of books, as it were of branches. An interesting political move that appears twice in this book is the idea of handing over the power over the city, for a limited period of time, to an external ruler, hoping that he will defend it using the resources of his other domains.
But for Bruni, this latter period, the last two centuries before his own time, seems to be what he is the most interested in. He set up a racecourse between what was normally the city jail and Peretola. I can't help wondering how something equivalent could be made to work nowadays to reduce the power of the plutocracy. What Bruni describes consists almost entirely of war and diplomacy but mostly war with a bit of politics thrown in occasionally as well.
It is pages long but divided into the twelve books by categories such as; The Gods, Ceremonies, Omens, and other cultural aspects of Aztec people. He should play an equally important role in the history of modern historical writing, on a par with Machiavelli, Bodin and Gibbon. This form was so effective that it is still the standard book form, over years after its appearance. The book therefore required a variety of competencies, which often made a manuscript a collective effort. They were practically a whole army, i.
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I must say I was rather intrigued by these ideas about the explicit removal of the aristocrats from politics. The calamus, an instrument in the form of a triangle, was used to make characters in moist clay. Unlikely to be considered as super -heroes by modern readers, all five characters are nevertheless the model of grandeur for their less remote ancestors, for they share not only the merits, but according to Bragg, but also the disfigurements of the gods.
Biography[ edit ] Leonardo Bruni was born in ArezzoTuscany circa Legend attributes its invention to Eumenes IIthe king of Pergamonfrom which comes the name "pergamineum," which became "parchment.
Bruni died in in Florence and was succeeded in office by Carlo Marsuppini. Audiobooks could now be played in their entirety instead of being split onto multiple disks.
One has merely to look at the very recent begun inrigorous and elegant humanistic series of Harvard University, with the original Latin text, English translation, introduction and notes.
However, his rule was brief, he soon became unpopular and was eventually besieged in the citadel of Florence by the rebellious populace 6. Significance[ edit ] De primo bello punico, Bruni's most notable work is Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII History of the Florentine People, 12 Bookswhich has been called the first modern history book.
The transmission of knowledge was centered primarily on sacred texts. The grand theme of Leonardo Bruni's fifteenth-century History of the Florentine People, often described as the first modern history because it seeks to embody humanist values, is history itself.
These things seemed to work well enough for them, but I'm really surprised in a way that they dared to do such a thing — when you invite a foreign ruler to govern your state for a few years, how can you make sure that he will leave at the end of the agreed-upon period?
She is very sensitive to nuances of the performance not being overshadowed by the dynamicity of events. The three-volume set is part of the new I Tatti Renaissance Library, which, modeled on the Loeb Classical Library, aims to provide facing-page translations of the essential texts of the European Renaissance.
Later, inthey invited his son Charles for a period of ten years 5. The printer, Jacobus Rubeus, was a friend of Nicolas Jenson, the famed typographer, and the type employed here model Jensonian typefaces. To help preserve books and protect them from thieves, librarians would create chained librarieswhich consisted of books attached to cabinets or desks with metal chains.
The celebrated Englishman John Hawkwood is mentioned several times in this book. Origins[ edit ] The history of the book came into existence in the latter half of the 20th century. For the first time, writers had opened the power to make once private knowledge public and moved into more regional information guides.
This design allows only sequential usage; one is obliged to read the text in the order in which it is written, and it is impossible to place a marker in order to directly access a precise point in the text. Bruni and his fellow humanists believed they had reached the end of the Dark Age and were entering a modern period and thus logically called the intervening period a Middle Age.
Historiae florentini populi, in Italian. He also served as apostolic secretary to four popes — Either some of these numbers are wrong or the city was almost empty after the plague. The task of copying itself had several phases: the preparation of the manuscript in the form of notebooks once the work was complete, the presentation of pages, the copying itself, revision, correction of errors, decoration, and binding.
For Bruni this meant tracing out the uneven evolution of local dreams of a type of popular political freedom, and delineating their progressive realization and fatuous destruction through twelve brisk books, commencing with their primeval-misty Etruscan points of origin. In Bruni's historical imagination, Livy's stories of Horatius, heroically defending the bridge across the Tiber, and Mucius Scaevola, thrusting his hand into the fire to show his contempt for death, metamorphosed into instances of Roman weakness, superstition and dishonesty.
Also the etymology of the word codex block of wood suggest that it may have developed from wooden wax tablets.
No wonder they took up brigandage instead : There's a nice oration in 8. He set up a racecourse between what was normally the city jail and Peretola. Some Christians later burned libraries, and especially heretical or non-canonical Christian texts.
The status of the author was not regarded as absolutely personal.
First the cavalry, then the infantry, then the prostitutes ran it.Bruni L. History of the Florentine People, Books I-IV. (Hankins J). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; Skip to main content.
James Hankins Professor of History. Robinson Hall, Room M, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA Contact. HOME / PUBLICATIONS / History of the Florentine People, Books I-IV Book Chapter (56 Author: James Hankins, Leonardo Bruni.
Free 2-day shipping. Buy History of the Florentine People, Volume 1: Books I-IV at sylvaindez.comnd: Leonardo Bruni. Historie Fiorentine "The Florentine Histories can be set alongside The Prince and the Discourses as an exemplary, lasting work. Dedicated to Pope Clement VII, Machiavelli's Florentine Histories take readers through Florence and its history from the fall of the Roman Empire until and the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent ".
Rounding out the book are "Notes on the Latin and Translated Texts" ( andrespectively), a brief "Bibliography" ( 06), and an "Index" principally of proper nouns appearing in Bruni's work (). The History makes for fascinating reading, and richly deserves a wider audience than it has enjoyed in our own times.
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