“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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The evidence as to public report had to be supported by the oath of the injured party if living, or, if dead, by that of his nearest relatives. The two Counts Guidi and M. The words ” rivalry for office ” refer to the Signory.
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The women on these occasions assembled inside the house, the men in front of it. He was a member of the Donati faction see II. His son by his first wife see n. The Mag- nates began to speak against him, accusing him in threatening terms of doing these things, not for the sake of justice, but to bring about his enemies’ death, floernce abusing him and the laws ; and wherever they happened to be they threatened to cut in pieces the popolani who were in power.
These belonged to the Adimari, which family was therefore divided in the conflict.
The Pope, at the petition of his bankers the Spini, and of his above-named friends and kinsmen, called upon M. They were, in any case, bound by law to give a strict account of their administration at the end of their term of office. Giano had been Captain at Pistoja the year before.
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The citizens remained in great discord ; some praised, others blamed him. Selected Letters of Alessandra Strozzi. And thus it was com- manded by the Priors. Daniel Ethan Bornstein translator. Dante was compahni of the Priors of this Signory, which held office from June 15 till August In he was released from captivity through the intervention of Edward I.
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 flornce the affray described in this chapter that it involved the whole population of Florence. To do good without ulterior motive is a generous and almost divine thing in itself.
The Aretines summoned many noble and power- ful Ghibellines from Romagna, from the March [of Ancona]] and from Orvieto ; they displayed great boldness in desiring battle, and prepared to defend their city and to seize the most advantageous posi- tions on the enemy’s line of march.
The family of the Tosinghi, or della Tosa, here first men- tioned, will come prominently before us later.
Andrea had xino florins from them 14 ; and others that this money was given him by the Commonwealth of Florence in consideration of the enmity he had incurred by his action. All the Ghibellines held with the Cerchi, because they hoped to receive less ill treatment from them, and all those who were of the opinion of Giano della Bella, for it seemed to them that the Cerchi had been grieved that he had comppagni driven away 3. The chronicle is the product of that reflection, begun nearly ten years after the fact.
The Cerchi never revealed who the offender was, waiting to take heavy vengeance for it.
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This need cause no surprise, for the connection between the Papacy and the Guelfs was not an affair of principle, or even of sentiment, but sprang merely from the fact that their in- terests had happened to coincide.
Guidalotto de’ Vecchi- etti. Compagni is more of a historian than a chronicler, comapgni he looks for the reasons of events, and makes profound reflections on them. Tom- maso across the Arno Palmieri Altoviti, gives piquancy to the florencee ; and with Dino Compagni himself see next chapter and Giano on the other side, the debates must have been lively enough.
It is, however, as Zenatti points out, not necessary to assume that the sole object of the embassy was to prevent Charles from starting. The affray is believed by Del Lungo to have occurred on December 20, Let two of you 9 go back, and let them have my blessing if they can cause my will to be obeyed.
Ceffo de’ Lamberti 7 ; so that the Aretines heard of it, and dismissed the knight with all his followers. See Del Lungo, Dante nei tempi di Dante, pp. A young citizen of noble birth, named Buondelmonte de’ Chgonicle, had promised to marry a daughter of Messer 3 Oderigo GiantrufFetti. But ought men to have their houses and property destroyed for such trifles as these?