Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Nuova cronica
(1,753 words)

Istorie fiorentine

‘New chronicle’

Giovanni Villani

Date: Started in 1308, updated until his death in 1348 (subsequently continued by his brother Matteo and nephew Filippo)

Original Language: Italian


Villani conceived of his work while in Rome for the 1300 jubilee, although he does not seem to have begun work on it until eight years later. He purports to relate ‘the origin and beginnings of the city of Florence, then all …

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Tolan, John, “ Nuova cronica”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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