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Leonardo Bruni and Civic Humanism

Arthur Field

in The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter describes how Leonardo Bruni (1370–1444), early identified as a radical (as he describes himself in an early dialogue), came to endorse many traditional values, while enriching them with ... More


Leonardo Bruni

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Bruni's contribution to the history of literary imitation, like his importance in other areas of humanism, is of major significance. His dispute with Salutati over epistolary form in 1405 may seem ... More


Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Martin L. McLaughlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The concept of imitation — the imitation of classical and vernacular texts — was the dominant critical and creative principle in Italian Renaissance literature. Linked to modern notions of ... More


The Antitheses of Same-Sex Sexuality in Bruni

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on one of the first sustained encounters with Platonic sexuality, Leonardo Bruni’s Latin translation of Alcibiades’s speech at the end of the Symposium. In the Catholic-inflected ... More


Francesco Filelfo, Oligarchic Virtue, and Medicean Vice

Arthur Field

in The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at how Francesco Filelfo, a non-Florentine, taught classics at the University of Florence during 1429–34, turning his classroom into a forum for oligarchic ideology. In the ... More


Niccolò Niccoli, the Man Who Was Nothing

Arthur Field

in The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines how Niccolò Niccoli (1364–1437), the humanist closest to Cosimo de’ Medici and hated by many scholars from his time to our own, represented a negation of contemporary culture—a ... More


From Bruni to Savonarola: Fortune, Venice and Apocalypse

J.G.A. Pocock and Richard Whatmore

in The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter is concerned with Florentine thought during the century which followed 1434, when Cosimo de’ Medici established a sixty-year-long rule by his family, manipulating politics behind a ... More


Republicanism and Democracy1

John P. McCormick

in Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law and Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748643066
eISBN:
9780748689255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the notion of popular participation advocated by philosopher-statesmen of the past such as Marcus Tullius Cicero, Leonardo Bruni and Francesco Guicciardini, and its political ... More


Renaissances and Reformations

Donald Bloxham

in Why History?: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858720
eISBN:
9780191890840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858720.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The chapter begins with History’s place in Renaissance Italy. Then it shows how the historiographies of various states were influenced by tendencies in Italian humanism, as well as by the ... More


Italy 1390–1480

Peter Mack

in A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199597284
eISBN:
9780191804588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199597284.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Italian authors and their contributions to the development of renaissance rhetoric. These include Antonio Loschi (1369–1441), Leonardo Bruni (1370–1444), Gasparino Barzizza ... More


A Dangerous Idea

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the claims that many European powers made to the Roman legacy led to a shift in what Rome’s decline meant. Starting in the fifteenth century but continuing ... More


The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440

Arthur Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198791089
eISBN:
9780191833625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791089.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

The book is an analysis of the ideology that developed in Florence with the rise of the Medici during the early fifteenth century, a period long recognized as the most formative of the early ... More


The Twilight of Empire: (.1369–1402)

Alexander Lee

in Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199675159
eISBN:
9780191753107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675159.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Following Charles IV’s second Italian expedition, a new conception of Empire began to emerge. In place of the Petrarchan vision of the emperor as an agent of ‘Italic peace’, humanists in Florence, ... More


From the Studia Humanitatis to the Modern Humanities

Eric Adler

in The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a history of the humanities, from their origins as the studia humanitatis in Roman antiquity to the modern humanities we think of today. By charting this path, it offers a sense ... More


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