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3 08, 2017

Boccaccio – Decameron – Medieval literature

By |2019-02-14T05:45:55-07:00August 3rd, 2017|Literature, Medieval|0 Comments

Florence, Italy Who was Boccaccio? Most of the people who knew how to write in the early Middle Ages were monks. So most of them wrote about serious things like God and Heaven and Hell. Even writers who weren't monks, like Dante, usually wrote about Christian ideas. Who was Dante? More medieval literature All our medieval Europe articles [...]

3 08, 2017

Late medieval Italy – Guelfs and Ghibellines

By |2019-10-08T18:14:57-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Late medieval Italy: Constance of Sicily (late 1100s AD) North Italy's republics All through the later middle ages, Northern Italy was still divided into lots of small independent city-states. The most important city-states were Milan, Florence, Genoa, Pisa, Siena, and Venice. Florence and the Medici The port of Genoa Venice and the Ottomans But the Holy Roman Emperors often attacked these [...]