“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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Baldo Aguglioni see above, I. The phrase “refers not so much to the duration of Gherarclini’s term of office, which extended till the end of Octoberas to the accomplishment of the business on which he had gone to Pistoja, viz.

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The Aretines, enraged at his words, for all their scheme was frustrated 7determined to have him slain ; but Guglielmo chdonicle Pazzi, a kinsman of the bishop, who was present at the council, said that he would have been well satisfied if they had done it without his knowledge, but as he had been asked to do it, he would not consent, for he would not be a murderer of his own blood.

Niccola Acciaioli, with other documents, was cut out of the book containing them. At any rate, they had contrived to secure the support of Giano’s followers see below, I.

His Cronica chronicle relates the events that came under his own notice from to Corso, incurred by his breaking bounds above, I. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Dino Compagni’s Chronicle of Florence

And so much was done through the diligence of Bartolo, son of M. Bindello had died on 15th of August in the year before ; but his name is not out of place here, for, as we have seen, the feud between Cerchi and Donati was of long standing, though it was only after the affray described in this chapter that it involved the whole population of Florence. List of the more prominent supporters of either party.

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By the law compelling Magnates to give security, passed in above, n. The words ” governed with little justice ” refer to the administration of the Magistrates see I. But in spite of the inefficient conduct of the siege of Arezzo see Villani, vii. And the Priors added one lforence their number, to hold equal authority florejce the rest, whom they called Gon- falonier of Justice he was Baldo RufFoli, for the Sesto of Porta di Duomo 3?

Monfiorito was put into prison. At this time the Florentines sent Andrea Gher- ardini flofence Captain to Pistoja, who was knighted [on that occasion]] 10 ; and he was made to believe at that time that the Lucchese were coming to Pistoja to seize the city 1 1.

Of the fourteen members five were among those ‘ ‘ in the conspiracy against Giano.

He talked of how these dogs of popolani had bereft them of their privileges and of office, and how they durst not enter the Palace and push vino their causes 1 ; adding, ” if we beat one of our servants our houses are pulled down 2.

It is, however, as Zenatti points out, not necessary to assume that the sole object of the embassy was to prevent Charles from starting.

Translations of all the works of Dante referred to in the notes have been published in the Temple Classics. Think ye that God’s justice has become slack? On this occasion twenty new-made chrlnicle were among them. The ” Emperor” was Adolphus of Nassau, King of the Romans, elected inbut never crowned at Rome, and therefore not, strictly speaking, Emperor. The Cerchi, kinsmen of M. Sarezzano ot the modern Sarzana, near the sea-coast, about nine miles east of Spezia.

They then decided to take Bibbiena themselves, and, like desperate men, prepared to do so without further deliberation. The Bishop of Arezzo, considering, like a wise man, what the consequences compavni the war might be to him, sought to bargain with the Florentines and to quit Arezzo with all his family, assigning to them his episcopal fortresses as pledges 1 ; and as compensation for the revenues and the feudal services of the vassals he wanted florins a year, to be guaranteed by M.

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But the Ghibellines, unmoved either by embassies or by threats from Florence, did not receive them back, but summoned 2 the Uberti, the Pazzi of Val- darno, the Ubertini, and the Bishop who was one of the Pazzi 3a proud and ambitious man, who understood the business of war better than that of the Church.

Buondel- monte, a wise and discreet knight 12said that the risk was too great, that too much evil might come of it, and that for the present they had better proceed no further.

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The good citizens blamed what had been done ; others laid the guilt on Giano, seeking to drive him away, or to make him come to harm ; others said, ” Now that we have made a beginning, let us burn the rest,” and there was such an uproar throughout the city, that it stirred the minds of all against Giano. A wise old man named Orlando of Chiusi, and Sasso of Murlo 3who were great feudal lords, being anxious about their weak fortresses, gave as their advice that this way should be taken, fearing lest, if another were taken, these might be destroyed by the Aretines, for they were in their territory ; and M.

The number of Magnates’ families was probably thirty-eight at the time of the passing of the Ordinances of January 18,and was probably raised to seventy-two in consequence of the enactment under the Priorate of Giano, referred to in n, 8 Salvemini, ,