Villani's Chronicle by Florence,Giovanni

Villani's Chronicle


Kobo ebook | July 3, 2016

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Villani's Chronicle by the  Italian banker, official, diplomat and chronicler from Florence,Giovanni Villani.In regard to his own time, Villani provides modern historians with valuable details on Florentine social and living habits, such as the growing trend and craze of wealthy Florentines in building large country homes far outside of the city. However, the early 20th-century historian Philip Wicksteed stated of Villani, "When dealing with his own times, and with events immediately connected with Florence, he is a trustworthy witness, but minute accuracy is never his strong point; and in dealing with distant times and places he is hopelessly unreliable."For example, although Nicolai Rubinstein acknowledged that Villani's chronicles were much more matured and developed than earlier ones, Villani still relied on legend and hearsay to account for the origins of cities such as Fiesole.

Title:Villani's ChronicleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 3, 2016Publisher:Star LampLanguage:English

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