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The Resource Chronicling history : chroniclers and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy, edited by Sharon Dale, Alison Williams Lewin, and Duane J. Osheim

Chronicling history : chroniclers and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy, edited by Sharon Dale, Alison Williams Lewin, and Duane J. Osheim

Label
Chronicling history : chroniclers and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy
Title
Chronicling history
Title remainder
chroniclers and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sharon Dale, Alison Williams Lewin, and Duane J. Osheim
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Literally thousands of annals, chronicles, and histories were produced in Italy during the Middle Ages, ranging from fragments to polished humanist treatises. They become part of the very history they are describing. This book is composed of a set of case studies exploring the kinds of historical writing most characteristic of the period.
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DG501
LC item number
.C48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Summary expansion
Literally thousands of annals, chronicles, and histories were produced in Italy during the Middle Ages, ranging from fragments to polished humanist treatises. This book is composed of a set of case studies exploring the kinds of historical writing most characteristic of the period. We might expect a typical medieval chronicler to be a monk or cleric, but the chroniclers of communal and Renaissance Italy were overwhelmingly secular. Many were jurists or notaries whose professions granted them access to political institutions and public debate. The mix of the anecdotal and the cosmic, of portents and politics, makes these writers engaging to read. While chroniclers may have had different reasons to write and often very different points of view, they shared the belief that knowing the past might explain the present. Seen more broadly, chronicles are far more entertaining and informative than narratives. They become part of the very history they are describing
Label
Chronicling history : chroniclers and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy, edited by Sharon Dale, Alison Williams Lewin, and Duane J. Osheim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-312) and index
Contents
  • The Villani chronicles
  • Paula Clarke
  • Chronicles and civic life in Giovanni Sercambi's Lucca
  • Duane J. Osheim
  • Fourteenth-century Lombard chronicles
  • Sharon Dale
  • Venetian history and patrician chroniclers
  • John Melville-Jones
  • Chronicles into legends and lives : two humanist accounts of the Carrara dynasty in Padua
  • Benjamin G. Kohl
  • Lombard city annals and the social and cultural history of northern Italy
  • Challenging chronicles : Leonardo Bruni's History of the Florentine people
  • Gary Ianziti
  • From the Roman empire to Christian imperialism : the work of Flavio Biondo
  • Nicoletta Pellegrino
  • Edward Coleman
  • History writing in the twelfth-century kingdom of Sicily
  • Graham A. Loud
  • The Genoese civic annals : Caffaro and his continuators
  • John Dotson
  • Salimbene de Adam and the Franciscan chronicle
  • Alison Williams Lewin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 332 p.
Isbn
9780271032269
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
20070195 47
System control number
  • (OCoLC)124539030
  • (OCoLC)124539030
Label
Chronicling history : chroniclers and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy, edited by Sharon Dale, Alison Williams Lewin, and Duane J. Osheim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-312) and index
Contents
  • The Villani chronicles
  • Paula Clarke
  • Chronicles and civic life in Giovanni Sercambi's Lucca
  • Duane J. Osheim
  • Fourteenth-century Lombard chronicles
  • Sharon Dale
  • Venetian history and patrician chroniclers
  • John Melville-Jones
  • Chronicles into legends and lives : two humanist accounts of the Carrara dynasty in Padua
  • Benjamin G. Kohl
  • Lombard city annals and the social and cultural history of northern Italy
  • Challenging chronicles : Leonardo Bruni's History of the Florentine people
  • Gary Ianziti
  • From the Roman empire to Christian imperialism : the work of Flavio Biondo
  • Nicoletta Pellegrino
  • Edward Coleman
  • History writing in the twelfth-century kingdom of Sicily
  • Graham A. Loud
  • The Genoese civic annals : Caffaro and his continuators
  • John Dotson
  • Salimbene de Adam and the Franciscan chronicle
  • Alison Williams Lewin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 332 p.
Isbn
9780271032269
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
20070195 47
System control number
  • (OCoLC)124539030
  • (OCoLC)124539030

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