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Leonardo Bruni, the Medici, and the Florentine histories

Ianziti, Gary (2008) Leonardo Bruni, the Medici, and the Florentine histories. Journal of the History of Ideas, 69(1), pp. 1-22.

Abstract

Others, like the prominent humanist and anti-Medicean agitator Francesco Filelfo, would soon join the first wave of exiles.4 Bruni was not only linked to such men by ties of patronage and friendship; he had also for many years acted as the chief ideologue of the preMedicean oligarchy.5 One might logically expect that he too would become a victim of Medici vengeance in 1434, or soon thereafter. Other scholars have stressed that Bruni-despite the occasional flamboyance of his civic rhetoric-was always an advocate of restricted government.8 While the power struggle between the Medici and their adversaries was real enough, the system Cosimo and his associates introduced after 1434 differed from its predecessor only in the consistency with which it was applied.

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ID Code: 32329
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Councils, Propaganda, Politics, Books
ISSN: 0022-5037
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > European History (excl. British Classical Greek and Roman) (210307)
Deposited On: 21 May 2010 10:16
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:44

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