“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 family feud had begun inand the absolute and complete division of the citizens into the Black and White factions dated from They might indeed hold judicial or quasi-judicial appointments, but only for brief and limited periods.

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Daniel Bornstein supplements his lucid translation with and extensive historical introduction and explanatory notes. New knights had been made on both sides. A short time after, the Florentines sent back troops to Arezzo, and encamped against it ; and two of the Priors went there.

As to all the aforesaid towns, with many other for- tresses and villages — and in all the directions afore- said, there are many nobles — counts and captains 5 — who love rather to see the city in discord than in peace, and who obey her more from fear than love.

Dino Compagni’s Chronicle of Florence | Daniel E. Bornstein

While both parties were in the city together enjoying the benefits of the peace, the more power- ful among the Guelfs began to infringe its terms from day to day. Corso feared him greatly, because he knew him to be high- spirited, and when Guido was going on a pilgrimage to S. Then they fell out, for one desired him to be tortured further, and another did not. Mon- fiorito, a poor nobleman of Padua, in order that he might inflict punishment like a tyrant and turn right into wrong and wrong into right, as it seemed good to them.

During the long struggle of the Emperor Frederick II.

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The 07ily aim that preoccupies them is the control of the commonwealth, from which they alternately try to exchide one another. He gave sentence that the powerful and proud family of the Uberti, with others of their party, should remain under bounds 5 for a while, and should enjoy their possessions like the rest in the places where their families might be 6 ; furthermore, that to those who should be suffering the burden of being set under bounds the Commonwealth should give a certain sum of money a day, as compensation for their exile ; but less to those who were not knights than to those who were.


Published July 1st by University of Pennsylvania Press first published It seems, says Del Lungo, that the Aretines would have allowed the fortresses in question to be taken by the Florentine army, perhaps with the idea of wearing them out by a succession of sieges, and so avoiding a pitched battle in which they would have been outnumbered. An accident exists only as an experience, quality or capacity of a substance. The next day the Council hcronicle assembled, and it was decided for chroniclf honour of the chroincle that the chronivle goods should be restored to the Podesta, and that his salary should be paid.

I, Dino Compagni, being myself at this meeting, and desirous of unity and peace amongst the citizens, said before they departed: Disclose your iniquitous desires and abominable purposes ; delay no longer ; go and lay waste the beauties of cokpagni city. The three books that comprise the chronicle weave the themes of honor, power, and divine justice into an impassioned narrative with a single, intense focus.

He belonged to the Tornaquinci family, chtonicle had borne the royal standard I. Giano, who was with the Priors, hearing the cry of the mob, said, ” I will go to save the Podesta from the hands of the rioters,” and he mounted his horse, thinking that the people would obey him and retire at his words. It was a very dangerous move on the part of the Cerchi openly to proclaim their alliance with the Ghibellines, and their opponents, the Donati, lost no time in taking advantage of it by accusing them to the Pope, the head of the Guelf party, of treachery to the Guelf cause.

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Gian chrpnicle Celona is the Italianised form of Jean de Chalon. Malpiglio Ciccioni with 25, and M. An accusation was made on both sides, and it was therefore necessary to proceed according to the Ordinances of Justice in taking the evidence 2and in awarding the punishment.


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.

He now held both offices together. In he was released from captivity through the intervention of Edward I. Andrea Tullio Canobbio rated it really liked it Nov 19, Corso’s adversaries especially cried with one voice, ” Death to the Podesta ; to the fire, to the fire!

That is why in the next sentence he speaks of “one St. Ferrers Howell ” See other formats m hbl. The large houses are very beauti- ful, and better supplied with comforts and conveni- ences than those in the other cities of Italy. Log In Sign Up. Villani is the best of the Chronicles because he combines short factual notes about political happenings in Florence or beyond like Constantinople!

The powerful citizens, who were not all noble by race, some being called Magnates accidentally 1tried many means of subduing the popolani, on account of the hatred they bore them.

Musciatto or Mucciatto Franzesi was a Florentine merchant, who had enriched himself in France and acquired the dignity.

Dino Compagni’s Chronicle of Florence

He made himself so hated that the curonicle 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.

Certain discrete motifs or propositions are traced, usually from classical sources, through authoritative patristic formulations, into a wider Latin and vernacular dissemination in the twelfth to fifteenth centruies. Questions of selectivity aside, there remains a doubt about the value of massing examples of similar, or even contrasting, thoughts over the centuries.

The Floren- tine mercenaries, who were accustomed to carnage, massacred them, chronjcle the auxiliaries 8 had no pity.