“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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He was one of the Priors from April 15 to June 15, We get details of the wedding trousseau and some indications of contemporary fashions. At the head of every chapter is given a Summary of its contents. Retrieved from ” https: The remembrance of the ancient histories has long stirred my mind to write of the events, fraught with danger and ill-fitted to bring prosperity iwhich the noble city, the daughter of Rome 2has for many years undergone, and especially at the time of the Jubilee of the year Failing them the “Captains of the War ” would take their place.

Talano Adimari and his followers hastened home 9. The concluding words of the sentence present some difficulty, arising from the fact already re- corded by Dino I. 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.

For a man of that family committed an outrage in France against two sons of a well-known merchant, named THE FIRST BOOK 33 Ugolino Benivieni, for they had had words to- gether, in consequence of xompagni one of the compwgni was wounded by that member of the Galigai family, so that he died. Cavicchia means a peg ; and Del Lungo says that its synonym piuolo is used figuratively of a hard, awkward man [uomo goffo e durosuggesting that this was the im- pression that Guido Cavalcanti made upon his enemy Corso Donati.

Andrea placed many citizens under bounds ; however, they would not depart at his command, but fortified themselves and sought to ccompagni them- selves, thinking to receive succour: After a long discussion M.


Dino Compagni’s Chronicle of Florence by Dino Compagni

But God did not permit this. And amongst the popolani who were with the Cerchi, there were the Falconieri, RufFoli, and Orlandini, the Delle Botte, the Angiolieri, the Amuniti, those of the family of Salvi del Chiaro Girolami cimpagniand many other wealthy merchants.

compgani The Florentines fail to take full advantage of their victory dompagni Enter the email floernce you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The climate is equable, and the city is sheltered from hurtful winds ; its territory is scanty in extent, but abounds in good produce.

The office of Gonfalonier was not an absolute novelty, two officers with similar functions having been instituted in Salvemini, Magnati e Popolani, p. After the said victory, however, all the Guelfs did not return to Arezzo ; but some ventured to do so, and they were told that if they wished to remain there, they might do as they pleased. Because he had been a prior, his property was not forfeit; he was not sent into og as other members of the White faction.

At that time King Charles of Sicily came to Florence on his way to Rome 6and was in honourable fashion presented with gifts by the Common- wealth, and entertained with races and tilting 7.

Simone summoned many of his friends and foreign foot- soldiers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This ” effec- tual punishment ” was carried to such a length that the Magistrates feared that if a man who had been accused remained unpunished, the Magistrate [in that case] would have no defence or excuse in the eye of the law ; for which cause no accused person remained unpunished.

The chronicle is the product of that reflection, begun nearly ten years after the fact. Amerigo of Nar bonne above, c. Ubaldino Malavolti, a Bolognese doctor of laws 6a man full of cavils, who had halted on the way to lay claim to certain rights over a din which the Florentines were holding, but which he compangi belonged to him ; and he delayed his companions’ journey to such an extent that they did not arrive in time 7. Giano della Bella had been Captain at Pistoja ; he ruled the citizens faithfully ; but he comlagni very severe, for he burnt some of their houses outside the city where they harboured exiles in disobedi- ence [to his orders] 7.


Dino Compagni’s Chronicle of Florence

Fabio rated it it was amazing Sep 18, If you want fun facts about how many pounds of meat were required to feed the populace, or how many children were in school when the author was alive, this is a great book. The copagni Decembergiven by G.

One day afterwards, as he was passing the houses of the Donati, a lady, by name Madonna Aldruda, wife of M.

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. Floernce della Bella driven from the city. To see what your friends thought of this book, please floeence up.

They had made default in paying the fine ; their sureties see above, I. The war with Arezzo began in the spring of ; it was renewed and terminated by the campaign of In case of injuries to person, the number of witnesses required to prove public report was not stated, but by subsequent legislation was also fixed at two.

They refuse to give me what they bar- gained ; therefore I and my companions will join with you in putting them to death as enemies.

Simone Donati, the leaders of the other party, ill content at their return nhaving determined to drive out the Cerchi and their party, assembled with their followers one day in Santa Trinitk, and held a great meeting, for which they assigned many false motives.

Florence was divided into six districts called Sesti or Sestieri, viz. New knights had been made on both sides.

Trinita ; so the count and his son and M. The word translated “races” is palio, which, strictly speaking, meant a piece of velvet or brocade given as a prize to the winner, and was then by florencd used of the race itself. The following held with the party of M.