Baron, Hans, 1900-1988.

The crisis of the early Italian Renaissance; civic humanism and republican liberty in an age of classicism and tyranny. - Rev. 1 vol. ed. with an epilogue. - xxviii, 584 pages illustrations 21 cm

Bibliographical references included in "Notes": (p. 465-564).

Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART ONE: CHANGES IN POLITICS AND HISTORICAL THOUGHT: The elements of the crisis: classicism and the political transformation -- A Florentine War for Independence -- A new view of Roman history and of the Florentine past -- PART TWO: PROMISE AND TRADITION IN POLITICO-HISTORICAL LITERATURE ABOUT 1400: The interplay of ideas and events -- A citizen's view and a humanist's view of Florentine history and culture: Cino Rinuccini and Salutati -- Republican and monarchy in Late Trecento thought --The place of Salutati's De Tyranno -- Gregorio Dati's "Istoria of Florence 1380-1406" and the beginnings of Quattrocentto historiography -- PART THREE: THE RISE OF LEONARDO BRUNI'S CIVIC HUMANISM: Promise and tradition of Bruni's "Laudatio of the city of Florence" -- The genesis of the Laudiatio -- The genesis of Bruni's Dialogi -- Dialogus II and the Florentine environment -- CHAPTER FOUR: CLASSICISM AND THE TRECENTO TRADITION: The Classicists as seen by the Vulgate writers -- The dangers of early Humanist Classciism -- Florentine humanism and the Vulgate in the Quattrocentro -- PART FIVE: THE AFTERMATH OF THE CRISIS: City-state liberty versus unifying tyranny -- Niccoli, Poggio, Bruni, and the Civic outlook -- Ideas born of the Florentine Crisis: Bruni's Oratorio Funebris of 1428 -- EPILOGUE: The nature and significance of the Crisis.


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Italy--Politics and government--1268-1559.
Florence (Italy)--History--To 1421.
Florence (Italy)--Politics and government--To 1421.

Geistesgeschichte 1380-1470

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