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From Poliziano to Machiavelli: Florentine Humanism in the High Renaissance Peter Godman

From Poliziano to Machiavelli: Florentine Humanism in the High Renaissance

Peter Godman

Published July 21st 1998
ISBN : 9780691017464
Hardcover
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Peter Godman presents the first intellectual history of Florentine humanism from the lifetime of Angelo Poliziano in the later fifteenth century to the death of Niccolo Machiavelli in 1527. Making use of unpublished and rare sources, Godman tracesMorePeter Godman presents the first intellectual history of Florentine humanism from the lifetime of Angelo Poliziano in the later fifteenth century to the death of Niccolo Machiavelli in 1527. Making use of unpublished and rare sources, Godman traces the development of philological and official humanism after the expulsion of the Medici in 1494 up to and beyond their restoration in 1512. He draws long overdue attention to the work of Marcello Virgilio Adriani - Polizianos successor in his Chair at the Studio and Machiavellis colleague at the Chancery of Florence. And he examines in depth the intellectual impact of Savonarola and the relationship between secular and religious and oral and print cultures.