Historical Perspective Of Renaissance Florence

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Historiography

The scholars who have documented the history of Florence in the Italian Renaissance observes Machiavelli in his Florentine Histories (Istorie fiorentine), tending to begin work there. The works of Machiavelli and Guicciardini have been useful in the studies of Renaissance Florence, through the direct translation of Latin, giving history from the view of these humanist historians of 15th century. Other authors have focused on the works of Bruni, Bracciolini and Scala, as in a relatively modern outlook to the study of Renaissance Florence has seen the difference in perspective of what occurred in Renaissance Florence leading historians to take a deeper look at these humanist. Authors looking at the historical perspective of Renaissance Florence tend outline the aspects of the past and present state of studies in this field of the Renaissance and Renaissance Florence. In recent years, American scholars have concentrated on the methods and ideas in history rather than the specific problems of these Florentine information gaps. Historians within the modern study tend to only focus on the primary sources within the region, rather than try to look outside the area for references to said events. The tradition study of Florentine historiography tends to only focus questions asked and answered about Bruni, Bracciolini and Scala. In Dr W 's Book, he states historians tend to ask certain questions:
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