Thursday, July 15, 2004

Bruni, Leonardo

Bruni was secretary to the papal chancery from 1405 and served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death in 1444. His Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII (1610; �Twelve Books of Histories of the Florentine People�) is the first history of Florence based on a critical examination of the


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