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The Final Book of Giovanni Villani's New Chronicle

Edited and translated by Rala Diakite and Matthew Sneider

The Final Book of Giovanni Villani's New Chronicle
Hardback, 235 pages £70.00
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781580442176
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: History, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Research in Medieval Culture

Giovanni Villani's New Chronicle traces the history of Florence, Italy, and Europe over a vast sweep of time-from the destruction of the Tower of Babel to the outbreak of the Black Death. This final book, which covers one of the most dramatic periods of the early fourteenth century, is a narrative of transformation, of crisis, in which the author, like many of his contemporaries in the mid-fourteenth century, perceives the punishing hand of God. At the same time, this book, composed by Villani as events were unfolding, reveals-in its attention to detail, in its attempted impartiality, in its desire to make sense of events rather than simply document them-the glimmers of a new historical sensibility.

Introduction I: The Chronicler Intoduction II: The Chronicler's World Notes on the Translation The New Chronicle Bibliography Index

Rala Isobel Diakite is an Associate Professor of Italian at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Matthew Thomas Sneider is an Associate Professor of history at UMass Dartmouth.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 235 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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