Cover of Spanish translation of Chaucer, Cover of Faber reprint edition of Chaucer, Introduction If I were writing this in French, as I should be if Chaucer had not chosen to write in English, I might be able to head this preliminary note with something like Avis au lecteur; which, with a French fine shade, would suggest without exaggeration the note of warning.
Italian poet, born at Florence; died at Ravenna, Italy14 September, His own statement in the "Paradiso" xxii, that he was born when the sun was in Gemini, fixes his birthday between 18 May and 17 June. He was the son of Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri, a notary belonging to an ancient but decadent Guelph familyby his first wife, Bella, who was possibly a daughter of Durante di Scolaio Abati, a Ghibelline noble.
A few months after the poet's birth, the victory of Charles of Anjou over King Manfred at Benevento 26 February, ended the power of the empire in Italyplaced a French dynasty upon the throne of Naplesand secured the predominance The life philosophies and death of boethius the Guelphs in Tuscany.
Dante thus grew up amidst the triumphs of the Florentine democracy, in which he took some share fighting in the front rank of the Guelph cavalry at the battle of Campaldino 11 June,when the Tuscan Ghibellines were defeated by the forces of the Guelph league, of which Florence was the head.
This victory was followed by a reformation of the Florentine constitution, associated with the name of Giano della Bella, a great-hearted noble who had joined the people. By the Ordinances of Justice all nobles and magnates were more strictly excluded from the government, and subjected to severe penalties for offences against plebeians.
To take any part in public life, it was necessary to be enrolled in one or other of the "Arts" the guilds in which the burghers and artisans were banded togetherand accordingly Dante matriculated in the guild of physicians and apothecaries.
On 6 July,he spoke in the General Council of the Commune in favour of some modification in the Ordinances of Justice after which his name is frequently found recorded as speaking or voting in the various councils of the republic.
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Already Dante had written his first book, the "Vita Nuova", or "New Life", an exquisite medley of lyrical verse and poetic prose, telling the story of his love for Beatrice, whom he had first seen at the end of his ninth year. Beatrice, who was probably the daughter of Folco Portinari, and wife of Simone de' Bardi, died in June,and the "Vita Nuova" was completed about the year Dante's love for her was purely spiritual and mystical, the amor amicitiae defined by St.
Its resemblance to the chivalrous worship that the troubadours offered to married women is merely superficial. The book is dedicated to the Florentine poet, Guido Cavalcanti, whom Dante calls "the first of my friends", and ends with the promise of writing concerning Beatrice "what has never before been written of any woman ".
It is doubtful whether Dante was among the pilgrims who flocked to Rome. Florence was in a disastrous condition, the ruling Guelph party having split into two factions, known as Bianchi and Neri, "Whites" and "Blacks", which were led by Vieri de' Cerchi and Corso Donati, respectively.
Roughly speaking, the Bianchi were the constitutional party, supporting the burgher government and the Ordinances of Justice; the Neri, at once more turbulent and more aristocratic, relied on the support of the populace, and were strengthened by the favour of the popewho disliked and mistrusted the recent developments of the democratic policy of the republic.
The discovery of a plot on the part of certain Florentines in the papal service 18 April and a collision between the two factions, in which blood was shed 1 Maybrought things to a crisis. On 7 May Dante was sent on an unimportant embassy to San Gemignano.
Shortly after his return he was elected one of the six priors who for two months, together with the gonfaloniere, formed the Signoria, the chief magistracy of the republic. His term of office was from 15 June to 15 August. Together with his colleagues.
Guido Cavalcanti had been among the exiled Bianchi; having contracted a fatal illness at Sarzana, he was allowed, together with the rest of his faction, to return to Florencewhere he died at the end of August. This, however, was after Dante's term of office had ended.
Enraged at this partial treatment, Corso Donati, in understanding with his adherents in Florenceappealed to the popewho decided to send a French prince, Charles of Valois, with an armed force, as peacemaker.
We find Dante, inprominent among the ruling Bianchi in Florence. On 19 June, in the Council of the Hundred, he returned his famous answer, Nihil fiat, to the proposed grant of soldiers to the popewhich the Cardinal of Acquasparta had demanded by letter.Introduction.
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