Bachelor of Arts
Italy, Florentine, Florentine historiography, Commynes, Guicciardini, French
This paper will assess each author by investigating the historiographical tradition out of which he emerged. With this in mind, we will then consider Guicciardini and Commynes in the light of their continuities with and departures from the Florentine and French traditions. Finally, the two historians will be compared in terms of their perceptions of causation and their schemes of explanation in their accounts of the first French invasion of Italy in 1494.
Levine, Alex H., "Francesco Guicciardini and Philippe De Commynes: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Historiography" (1980). Honors Papers. 672.