Degree Year

1980

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History

Advisor(s)

Marcia Colish

Keywords

Italy, Florentine, Florentine historiography, Commynes, Guicciardini, French

Abstract

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.

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