The Merchant of Prato: Francesco Di Marco Datini: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

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Paperback. Pub Date: December 1992 Pages: 400 Publisher: Penguin Francesco di Marco Datini the 14th-century Tuscan Merchant who forms the SUBJECT of the Marchesa Origo's study has now probably Become the MOST is intimately Accessible figure of the Later-Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache. containing some 150.000 letters and great numbers of business documents. came to light. The Marchesa Origo has drawn on this material to paint. in detail. a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance .

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Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of the Marchesa Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later-Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache, containing some 150,000 letters and great numbers of business documents, came to light. The Marchesa Origo has drawn on this material to paint, in detail, a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance.

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Francesco di Marco Datini, the fourteenth-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of Origo's brilliant study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figures of the later Middle Ages ... paints, in brilliant and intricate detail, a picture of Italian domestic life on the eve of the Renaissance (The Times)

As a picture of the daily round in Tuscany before the dawn of the Renaissance it is a complement to The Decameron (Sunday Times)

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