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The Oxford History of Historical WritingVolume 3: 1400-1800$
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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Italian Historical Writing, 1680–1800

Italian Historical Writing, 1680–1800

(p.364) Chapter 18 Italian Historical Writing, 1680–1800
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Edoardo Tortarolo

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines historical writing in Italy from 1680–1800. Topics covered include the impact of antiquarianism on historical writing; the importance of universal history; the tradition of politically engaged historiography; and the historical writing of the Italian Enlightenment.

Keywords:   historical writing, historiography, Italy, antiquarianism, universal history, Italian Enlightenment

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