By Ferdinand Schevill

Copyright 1961 through James Schevill. initially released in 1936 via Harcourt, Brace and corporate less than the name heritage of Florence and reprinted via association with the author's property. Revised variation released 1961 by means of Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.

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Popolo grasso till in their alarm they made ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with the lesser gilds to defeat the projected coup d'etat. But how to proceed ? Fortunately, a merchant of proved hostility to the party held the crucial office of gonfalonier of Justice. mention of his He was Salvestro de' Medici, name something somber and ominous seems and at the mere to inject itself into That is because the historians, aware of the subsewhich Salvestro belonged, have ascribed to this fourteenth-century figure the subtle intelligence and sly intrigue displayed by later Medici representatives in bringing Florence under their yoke.

The supporting documents in Arch. Stor. , Serie 3, Vols. VI, VII, VIII. THE CLOISTER OF SAN MARCO. MICHELOZZI THE LOGGIA DELGI INNOCENTI. BRUNELLESCHI Bottom: the church of san lorenzo. brunelleschi. Top: SAN LORENZO. BRUNELLESCHI AND DONATELLO the sacristy of THE CATHEDRALOF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE AFTER THE COMPLETION OF BRUNELLESCHI'S CUPOLA DEMOCRACY VERSUS OLIGARCHY 275 holds. But that the hard-pressed pontiff still commanded the spiritual weapons with which he had once brought great emperors to their knees, the sons of the Red Lily were now regretfully to learn.

One after another the overawed officials beat a retreat at the demand of the roaring mob until at last the building had been vacated and the shouting, sweating, and triumphant ciompi took possession. At the head of the dense column which, ascending the stone stairway, burst into the deserted council chamber was a young wool-comber, Michele di Lando by name. Dressed in a ragged shirt and bare-legged except for a pair of sandals, he carried the abandoned banner of the gonfalonier of Justice and dramatically came to a halt under it in the captured hall.

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