“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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I revealed to Giano the plot formed against him, and showed him how [his foes] were making him out the enemy of the people and of the craftsmen 5and that if he persisted in his proposed legislation 6the people would turn round upon him: We are the Guelfs of Florence, yassals of the House of France ; for God’s sake have a care for thyself and thy followers, for our city is ruled by Ghibeliines.

Gian di Celona whose power was more conspicuous than his good faithon whom certain jurisdictions had been compagno by the Emperor 2. There sat at that time in the seat of S. After this the Florentines returned home, having gained little advantage, for the ex- pedition had involved heavy expenditure, together with personal hardships Wherefore certain men, thinking of what might come of this, went to some of the leaders of the people 2 and begged them to remedy this evil, that the State might not be brought to ruin.

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And many citizens drew to their side, amongst others, M. Some make for better reads than others.


For this cause the hatred began to chrknicle ; and M. In addition to the modifications already referred to I. This destruction was effectually helped on by a certain doctor of law named M.

Never- theless they 2 hired a captain, called M. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Understanding the history of Florence through primary texts

Gherardini seems to have held this office as well as that of Captain. These obeyed, and went to their appointed residence 7. He was a big man, bold and impudent, a great tattler ; and he declared openly who the conspirators against Giano were, saying that oc used to meet together with them in an underground cellar. This man, who had proceedings pending against himself and feared to be punished, was so crafty that with the help of his followers he broke open the cupboards, and tore up the records, so that they were never found again.

Villani,” published by Constable. The Florentines, hearing this, sent to Pope Boniface, begging him to interpose and make peace between them. And therefore, sirs, I counsel that we come forth from this bondage.

The site of the battle is rather less than half-way down the Casentino. The shields palvesi, or pavesi were made of light wood or wickerwork covered with leather, and were large enough almost entirely to cover the bearer palvesaro.

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I was keeping this cheonicle daughter for thee. They call themselves Guelfs or Ghibellines, according as they hope to be helped in their policy by the Pope or by the Emperor ” Salvemini, Magnati e Popolani in Fireiize, p.

Torrigiano, and Carbone, and Vieri, son of M. The jesters or buffoons, who frequented the houses of the rich, earning a dinner by their wits, were a prominent feature of Chonicle society see Boccaccio, Decameron ix.


Its climate was unhealthy, and Guido Cavalcanti died during his exile there. Barred from dono office until death claimed him inCompagni used his enforced silence to reflect on the events that caused his expulsion, much like the response of another Florentine compatriot, Niccolo Machiavelli, two centuries later. Bindello 7on account of intimacy and friend- ship ; M.

Baldo Aguglioni see above, I. He led the people very prosperously, and chrojicle pelled the nobles to obey the laws. Let its citizens weep; they are of more powerful frame than any in Tuscany, the pos- sessors of such a rich habitation, which is surrounded by beautiful streams, profitable mountain pastures, and excellent soil ; they who are strong in arms, quarrelsome, and savage ; for which cause this city was well-nigh done to death.

Some Reflections upon Marriage argues that although wives have a duty to obey their floreence, women are not naturally inferior to men, but are their equals. Dino here and elsewhere groups his facts, without regard to chronological sequence, in the order in which he thinks they will make the most vivid impression on his readers. A successful merchant, a prominent member of the silk guild, an active member of the government. Compagni recounts the rise and subsequent fall of his hero, Giano della Bella, who was instrumental dinl passing a new set foorence comprehensive statutes for the city in Lists with This Book.