“It is good to have this fascinating little chronicle, which gives a lively firsthand account of Florentine history in the lifetime of Dante and Giotto, in a readable and . Dino Campagni’s classic chronicle gives a detailed account of a crucial period in the history of Florence, beginning about and ending in the first decade of. 2. CHRONICLE OF DINO COMPAGNI from God, who rules and governs throughout all ages. i. I.e. the division of the Guelf party in Florence into the Whites and.

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As we range freely from Aristotle to Beowulfto Dante to Dives et Pauper and back to Bede, a suspicion grows that perhaps there is no historical pattern or direction to be found.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And some young men of the Cerchi family, being de- tained on a matter of suretyship in the courtyard of the Podesta’s palace, as is the custom 4a black pudding made of pork was set before them, of which those who ate had a dangerous sickness, and some died of it ; on which account there was a great stir in the city, for they were much beloved.

He had already been in relations with the Florentine government in His connivance with the Florentine Magnates and the Imperial emissary on this occasion was in accordance with the general line of Papal policy indicated above I. These were Bartolo di 4 M. A Serious Proposal to the Ladies pleads for better education for women, and for the foundation of institutions where single women could live together. The plot against Giano was discovered one day when I, Dino, and some of them 1 were about to assemble in Ognissanti, and Giano was walking in the garden.

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Niccola Acciaioli was made. Messer or Messere abbreviated as M.

Giano, who was with the Priors, hearing the cry of the mob, said, ” I will go to save the Podesta from the hands of the rioters,” and he mounted his horse, thinking that the people would obey him and retire at his words.


Neri of Gaville mentioned just below was likewise one of the Ubertini. And with the opposing party was another called M. And now we will return to the events of our own time. Bindo del Baschiera Tosinghi was wounded, and therefore returned to Florence, but died within a few days.

Dante was one of the Priors of this Signory, which held office from June 15 till August It came to pass that by lack of care on the part of the keeper, the said lion escaped from its den, running through the streets, whence all the city was moved with fear.

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Guido also he called ” Cavicchia ” But he did not speak the truth 4. This office was created for two months, begin- ning on the 15th of June ; and at the end chrinicle the term six citizens were appointed, one for each sestiero 5for two months, which began on the 15th of August Ceffo de’ Lamberti 7 ; so that the Aretines heard of it, and dismissed the knight with all his followers.

In vernacular or in translation, they have a common ov sometimes formal voice and structure, but with glimpses of humanity and often hilarity. This was Charles II.

The Aretines attacked the army so vigorously and with such force that the main body of the Florentines fell back some distance. Most of the passages from G.

The impression builds up that we are being treated to an intellectual smorgasbord whose ingredients are much the same for men of classical antiquity or of the Renaissance and there is, for this topic, no good reason to mark a division at But in the situation was entirely changed. A considerable part of the Contado, or outlying terri- tory of Florence, lay in this direction. Where quotations from Dante’s works are fol- dini by the letter n, it is to be understood that the notes in the Temple Classics Edition are re- ferred to.

Del Lungo chronocle vol. Remember me on this computer. The fourteen citizens were styled Buonuomini good men. And in like manner they said of the lawyers: For, inasmuch as the Guelfs were suspicious of vlorence another, and angry words were passing in their assemblies and councils, the more prudent began to fear what might come of this, and already to see signs of what they dreaded 2.


It ot been, during the reign of Frederick II. The name of the fortress was Poggio S.

Benedetto Gaetani was elected Pope on December 24, Questions of selectivity aside, there remains a doubt about the value of massing examples of similar, or even contrasting, thoughts over the centuries.

The site of the battle is rather less than half-way down the Casentino. Arrival of the allied troops at Florence. Lapo Salterelli had promised Bartolo di M. As you may imagine, it is full of Medici flattery. Under a modification of the Ordinances, which came into force on July 6, some six months after the events related in this chapterit was provided that the Ordi- nances should not apply to chastisement inflicted by Magnates on their servants.

With him was the son of a refiner of silver, a Florentine named Nero Cambi, an astute man of subtle wit, but wicked and disagreeable, who, in cgronicle to overthrow the position of the Cerchi and idno followers, worked upon the Pope to such an extent that he sent M. New knights had been made on both sides. Buondelmonte had committed a murder ; and his houses were destroyed in such circumstances that he was compensated for it afterwards.

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There was therefore a division amongst the citizens on account of this murder, and the friends and kinsmen of each party banded themselves so closely together, that the division was never healed, whence arose many dis- sensions, murders, and lights between the citizens. Much, however, had happened since then, and we must suppose that the consequences of Giano’s expulsion and the increas- ing animosity against the Donati had caused the Cerchi to repent of their previous action.

We have seen I.

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