Syracuse University Special Collections, Leopold von Ranke, relazioni, history, historiography
History | Intellectual History
This article describes how certain administrative documents written in Venice during the Holy Roman Empire, dubbed relazioni, had a profound effect on the famous historian Leopold von Ranke, and the development of his extremely objective historiography. Von Ranke collected many of these relazioni, and they can be found in the Ranke Library at Syracuse University.
Benzoni, Gino. "Ranke's Favorite Source: The Relazioni of the Venetian Ambassadors." The Courier 22.1 (1987): 11-26.