“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 soldiers were not paid ; [the Whites] had no money, nor had they the boldness to raise any ; the Captain did not secure any of the strongholds 5and he placed no one under bounds.

The inexorable escalation of violence, as insult and reprisal led to arson compgni murder, provides the bitter content of Compagni’s story.

Dino Compagni

In he was released from captivity through the intervention of Edward I. Giano of Lucino 3a noble Lombard knight of great sense and goodness. He died at Imola in If a friend or kinsman of theirs incurred a penaltv, they connived with the magistrates 1 and officials to hide his guilt, so that he might go unpunished. List of the more prominent supporters of either party. The Piazza della Signoria was not in existence at this time.

Tom- maso across the Arno Hence ensued in the third war of the Florentines in Tuscany 5. We en- couraged them to negotiate for peace, when we ought to have been sharpening our weapons ; and we began with the Captains of the Guelf party 7who were M.


Simone summoned many of his friends florencf foreign foot- soldiers.

He quickly understood their will and followed it. The date of the disturbance at the Frescobaldi funeral was previous to January 17, The Magnates held their council in S.

In Cino V, Machiavelli abstractly describes a cycle of history from chaos to perfection and back. A young man of gentle birth, named Guido 10 son of a noble knight, M.

This guild, consisting of professional men see Villari,differed from all the others, which were composed of traders, and its members formed no small part of the intellectual aristocracy of the city. Excerpt from Book I. Great praise was won by the florenc tutor 6who was slain there. Many persons did strange things during that riot. Books by Dino Compagni.

Understanding the history of Florence through primary texts

The Guild-consuls were empowered by the Ordi- nances, at the request of any tlorence of a Guild who had been outraged by a Magnate, to go before the Priors or any other of the executive officers of the Commonwealth, and demand redress. They were called Priors of the Guilds, and they lived shut up in the Torre della Castagna 6close to the Badia, so that they might comlagni fear the menaces of the nobles.

They might indeed hold judicial or quasi-judicial appointments, but only for brief and limited periods. They call themselves Guelfs or Ghibellines, according as they hope to be helped in their policy by the Pope or by the Emperor ” Salvemini, Magnati e Popolani in Fireiize, p.

Corso is an abbreviation of Buonaccorso.

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

When the Cardinal had arrived, he asked each party to appoint delegates who should refer the matter to his award ; and this they did. That is why in the next sentence he speaks of “one St. Dino Compagni was perfectly placed to observe the political turmoil.


Dino was active in Florentine politics serving as consul for the guild of traders, [ citation needed ] and later as member of the Signory twice, Prior, and Gonfalonier of Justice. 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.

Baldovino of Soppino or Supino was one of the barons of the Campagna of Rome, and therefore a subject of the Pope. Lapo Salterelli had promised Bartolo di M. Neri Gian- donati, and said to them: A completely different history ofthe medieval Ages of Man could, of course, be written, one which would look at the social history of rifes depassage, concepts of coming of age, changing ages at marriage, the knighting of young men, legal capacities and incapacites and the vernacular terminoiogy of age.

Cantino seems to have held the office for the six months November to April I, Dino Compagni, being myself at this meeting, and desirous of unity and peace amongst the citizens, said before they departed: It bears the stamp of a strong subjectivity.