Kuleshova, E. V.
K voprosu o metodologicheskih i zhanrovykh osobennostyakh traktatov Kloda de Seysselya [On the methodological and genre peculiarities of the treatises of Claude de Seyssel], in: Proslogion: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Social History and Culture, 2018. Vol. 4 (2). P. 71–84.
Elena Vladimirovna Kuleshova, doctor of History, assistant professor, Institute of History, Saint-Peterburg State University (199034, Rossiya, Sankt-Peterburg, Mendeleevskaya liniya, 5)
In this article the methodological and genre peculiarities of the treatises of Claude de Seyssel are studied. He tried to adapt the methodology of humanisctic historical inquiry, having joined it with the national French historical tradition, and thus attempted to make his contribution to the development of Western European humanisctic historiography in the context of political competition in Europe in the course of the Italian Wars. Arguing in his treatise against those who stood for the predominance of Venice in the military and political aspects, Claude de Seyssel sought to prove that the French monarchy was the model of the working social and political system that could be understood in the terms of humanistic concepts, and thus he contributed to the development of communication and mutual influence between humanistic Italian and French traditions of history-writing.
Key Words: Claude de Seyssel, historical and social and political thought, methodology, humanistic historiography, Italian Wars, Renaissance, Early Modern period