Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Giovanni Villani
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Giovanni Villani was a merchant and member of the Peruzzi bank company. He travelled frequently on business, notably to the Papal curia in Rome (he was there for the 1300 jubilee) and to France and Flanders (in particular in the years 1302-7; he witnessed the Bruges revolts of 1302). He served in a number of civic offices, as prior, monetary officer, and (in 1329) as am…

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Tolan, John, “Giovanni Villani”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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