“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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Then they fell out, for one desired him to be tortured further, and another did not. But no knight might be elected Prior, and no Magnate Gonfalonier of Justice. Lapo Salterelli had promised Bartolo di M. Of the fourteen floeence five were among those ‘ ‘ in the conspiracy against Giano.
Florence was now the most powerful state in Tuscany, a region which, since the famous bequest of the Countess Matilda, the Popes had to say the least considered to be within their sphere of influence: Ugolino Rossi of Parma.
Barred from political office until death claimed florehce 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.
He made himself so hated that the citizens could not endure him, and caused him and two of his attendants to be seized and tortured with the rope ; and by his confession they learnt things, in consequence of which much in- famy and danger accrued to many citizens. Subscribe to Sino via Email Enter dio email address to conveniently receive new posts by email.
The popolani, on the other hand, in whom all poli- tical power was now concentrated, carried on an immense trade with all Europe and the East [cf. Trinita ; so the count and his son and M. It is, however, as Zenatti points out, not necessary to assume that the sole object of the embassy was to prevent Charles from starting.
Machiavelli is highly conscious of writing within a tradition of city narratives.
And the Magalotti 10his kinsmen, shared in this feeling ; and they advised him, in order to put an end to the people’s excitement, to absent himself for a while from the city. The Ghibellines were to serve as a bugbear to divide the popolani. The date of the disturbance at the Frescobaldi funeral was previous to January 17, The words “to make peace among the Florentines” indicate the pretext of his mission ; its object is indicated in the earlier part of the sentence.
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Act as did Sulla in the city of Rome, whose wicked practices, wrought during ten years, were all avenged by Marius in a few days 2. Trivia About Dino Compagni’s C Consider whether your forefathers were recompensed for their quarrels 3 ; barter away the rights which they won. Lists with This Book. I have all these books except the multi-volume boring Latin set, so can lend you my Alessandra Strozzi, but guard her with your life!
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Wherefore the people 1 rose and put at their head a citizen of Lucca, with the title of Prior. Return to Book Page. After the return of the citizens to Florence, the Commonwealth maintained itself for some years in power and prosperity. See below, and Villani, vii.
Giovanni, to consider the best way to go, so that the army might be supplied with what was neces- sary. Similarly the giudici, who were employed as chrknicle kind of assessors in the Court of the Podesta and Captain, only held office during the six months’ term of those magistrates see Appendix II.
Manfredi Adimari, because he was a partner of the Cerchi ; M. Taken in by the specious bearing of M.
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Jacopo de’ Bardi in whom great trust was placed 13 that affairs would be satisfactorily settled, So they separated without doing anything. Chronicoe epithets must not be pushed too far ; they form part of the conventional phraseology of the time.
Wherefore Guido, hearing of this on his return to Florence, stirred up against M.
Count Guido did not await the end, but departed without striking a blow. It is therefore easy to see why Pope Nicholas did not wish Florence to be too strong. The preposition di of in proper names means ” son of. Villani is the best of the Chronicles because he combines short factual notes about political happenings in Florence or beyond like Constantinople!
But when the Uberti, a very noble and powerful family, kinsmen of M. Baldo dell’ Ammirato, who had many opponents, and was in court at the time engaged in criminal and civil business. The cause of the disagreement was that some of them wanted to get the Bishop’s fortresses, and especially Bibbiena, which was a fine fortress and strongly built, while others did not ; and they 3 were averse to the war, consider- ing the evil consequences which war involves.
Hence it is not surprising that the traders looked upon the lawyers with some ill-will, a feeling which Dino, a THE FIRST BOOK 35 typical popolano, evidently shared, and which was streng- thened on this occasion by the circumstance that the popo- lani had been obliged to resort to these three lawyers to get their Ordinances drafted.
And many citizens drew to their side, amongst others, M. Wherefore the said M. Truly even that of the world renders like for like. But the guileful words had more weight with him than the true ; for the saying, ” Have a care how thou goest,” seemed to him a greater sign of friendship than the offers of service.