The Two First Centuries Of Florentine History (volume 2); The Republic And Parties At The Time Of…

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byPasquale Villari

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... REMARKS ON THE CHRONICLE ATTRIBUTED TO BRUNETTO LATINI. In Vol. I. of the present work we gave some account or the Chronicle attributed to Brunetto Latini, and of the critical studies recently devoted to it. We now add a few words to explain the reasons inducing us to publish it. This Chronicle of the closing years of the thirteenth century has been long known to the world, and the fact of its comprising the oldest and most complete list extant of Florentine Consuls and Podesta quickly established its importance. For that list begins from 1180, whereas the other included in Fineschi's "Memorie Storiche," &c. (Florence, 1790) only dates from 1196. Without the Chronicle it would be impossible to fill up the gap, even by means of public documents, since very few papers of the period between 1180 and n 96 are now extant. Our chronicler was evidently acquainted with some which were subsequently lost. Accordingly the "Cronica" naturally claimed the attention of historians and men of learning. In fact both Ammirato (" Storie Florentine") and Padre Ildefonso (" Delizie," vii. 137) used the list of Consuls and Podesta; and the indefatigable writer, Senator Carlo Strozzi, reproduced it in full, together with some portions of the narrative. Later on, in 1832, L. M. Rezzi, librarian of the Barberini Collection in Rome, edited the same list taken from a seventeenth century codex preserved in that library, together with some items of the years 1210, 1213,1 and, above all, a narrative of the wellknown Buondelmonti affair (1215), very different from that bequeathed us by Villani. Following the indications supplied by the Barberini MS., Rezzi entitled this work, "Storietta Antica : Credesi di S. Brunetto Latini." Even the now perished manuscript used by Padre Ildefonso bore the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... REMARKS ON THE CHRONICLE ATTRIBUTED TO BRUNETTO LATINI. In Vol. I. of the present work we gave some account or the Chronicle attribut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217400493

ISBN - 13:9780217400497

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