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Fall of Italy

The fall of Italy acted as a catalyst, causing historians and political theorists to approach these disciplines in new ways. Discuss the two main individuals in the text who are representative of the new Renaissance thinking.

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The Renaissance represented significant breaks with the medieval disciplines of history and politics wherein these new ways of looking at these disciplines were shaped by a secular view of time and a critical attitude toward sources. History was viewed as a branch of literature as opposed to the medieval discipline that it was a branch of theology. The rendition of history under this new thinking involved three parts in which history began with antiquity, was followed by the Middle Ages, and was currently in its ...

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Discusses the fall of Italy.