Poggio, Bruni, e le storie fiorentine

Ianziti, Gary (2007) Poggio, Bruni, e le storie fiorentine. Humanistica, 2 1/2: 13-26. doi:10.1400/91206

Author Ianziti, Gary
Title Poggio, Bruni, e le storie fiorentine
Journal name Humanistica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1828-2334
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1400/91206
Volume 2
Issue 1/2
Start page 13
End page 26
Total pages 14
Place of publication Pisa, Italy
Publisher Fabrizio Serra Editore
Language ita
Abstract This essay establishes a comparison between the Florentine Histories of Poggio, and those written previously by Leonardo Bruni. The primary focus falls on those books where the two historians cover the same ground: that pertaining to the years 1350-1402. A textual analysis leads to a series of hypotheses regarding the originality of of Poggio's historiography. The investigation shows that Poggio--despite sharing with his predecessor certain stylistic and methodological features--nevertheless succeeds in forging is own profile within the panorama of fifteenth-century Florentine historical writing. The purpose of his Histories seems in the end to be that of countering Bruni by exposing the tendentious and propagandistic nature of the latter's work.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Mon, 24 Oct 2011, 12:19:46 EST by Associate Professor Gary Ianziti on behalf of Centre for History of European Discourses