Genoa & the Genoese, 958-1528

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Long Live the People, the merchants, & the Doge, 1311-1370

Of the periods covered by this book, the fourteenth century is the least studied. Why this is the case is a mystery; just when historians of Pisa, Florence, and Venice were beginning the intense process of exploring their archives, interest in Genoa appears to have faded, especially outside Genoa. As civil war in the early part of the century consumed the wealth and attention of the Genoese, they began to neglect their own history. For this period only a brief Guelf chronicle survives; official history did not flourish during civil war. By the end of the century the historian Giorgio Stella was able to rely on stories his father had told him about the second dogeship of Simone Boccanegra. Stella knew that the plague had struck the city in 1348, but this stark fact is all he recorded for that year, and he could not find out anything at all about 1351.1 With the end of the great tradition of civic chroniclers writing annalistic history, future historians were left without a contemporary


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