Sercambi, mercante lucchese figlio del notaio Iacopo di Ser Cambio di Massarosa, fu un giornalista ante-litteram capace di raccontare con efficacia le vicende politiche e belliche dello stato di Lucca. Di Sercambi si ricorda anche la raccolta di "Novelle" di stampo boccaccesco, che si fingono raccontate in giornate durante la peste del Il corpo del politico letterato lucchese fu sepolto nella chiesa di S. Nel novembre del Obizzo da Montegarullo si ribella al marchese di Ferrara e conquista alcune terre del Frignano: Fiumalbo, Fanano e Riolunato chiedono a Lucca aiuti militari che non vengono negati. Mentre il secondo parteggia per Lucca, il primo si allea con Obizzo.
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AyN Ediciones Manuscript on parchment Description Chronicles of Lucca by Giovanni Sercambi A chronic is a historical work of prose, which represents historic events organized in chronological order. While some of the chronicles of the Middle Ages are merely a listing of historically-important dates, others contain detailed accounts of the events of individual years and were furnished with splendid miniatures.
One of the most beautiful and exciting city chronicles of the 14th and 15th centuries was composed by the Italian writer Giovanni Sercambi. He wrote a historical reference work about his beloved home city of Lucca.
He recorded the special topographic and architectural features of the city, as well as important historical events and demonstrated the everyday life of the citizens of Lucca in the High Middle Ages in over richly-detailed illustrations.
A Famous Scribe Giovanni Sercambi lived from to and was one of the most important and highly-respected citizens of the Italian city of Lucca. The highly-educated Sercambi worked here as an apothecary and was simultaneously one of the most famous and influential authors in the city.
Sercambi was a supporter of the ruling Gunigi family and served as a soldier and public functionary in their name. His Chronica delle cose di Lucca relates the history of his city from to and made him famous beyond the borders of Lucca and throughout Italy. Alongside his chronicle, he is known today above all for his works Novelle and Monito, in which he concerned himself with biological facts about the ancestry and provenance of the citizens of Lucca.
With his comprehensive knowledge of the natural sciences and authorial ability, Sercambi was an important forerunner of the Renaissance. At the Behest of the Princely Family At the beginning of the 15th century, Lucca was tormented by political corruption, murders, and an outbreak of plague.
In this same time, the House of Guingi emerged as the wealthiest and unquestionably the most influential family in the city. As a result of acts of revenge and assignations within the family, only the youngest son of the aristocratic house, Paolo, survived the year On November 21st, , he was named the noble governor of Lucca, which he largely owed to the wise council of his friend and public official Giovanni Sercambi.
His ascent to office marked the beginning of a 30 year period of relative peace and truce in the history of Lucca. One confronted conspiracies and moments of tension with wisdom, deliberation, and without vengeance, and the city also flourished economically.
Comi- si trasse la tasciia delli antiani di Lucha. E mentre VII. E di vero si tenne per tueti quelli che amavano lo 35 stato di Luccha, che tali genti erano venuti solo per contradire allo stato di Luccha, quando fusse stato il bizogno e quando fus- sero richiesti. Nondimeno a magior chautela fun- 35 no richiesti alquanti di Luccha, che colli amici loro stessero ap- parechiati, e simile alquanti di fuori, che colli amici comparisseno a Luccha quando per lo dicto Paulo fussero richiesti. Li quali, tra mezza nocte et mactino, funno venuti in palagio, e a loro distesamente per lo gonfalonieri, fu narrato i pericoli in che si vedea Luccha incor- rere, e lo stato e i pensieri del dicto Paulo. Ai quali fu dicto: andate.
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