The Babylonian captivity of Petraccolo Parenzi dell’Incisa, father of Francesco Petrarca

Bombi, Barbara (2010) The Babylonian captivity of Petraccolo Parenzi dell’Incisa, father of Francesco Petrarca. Historical Research, 83 (221). pp. 431-443. ISSN 0950-3471. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article focuses on the discovery of two unedited notarial instruments preserved among Westminster abbey muniments and compiled by Petracco di ser Parenzo dell’Incisa, father of the Italian poet Francesco Petrarca. The two documents are dated February and April 1310 and prove that Petracco was working at Avignon earlier than it has been thought until now and in contrast with the claims of his son Francesco, who states that his family moved to Avignon between 1311 and 1312. The documents also highlight the connections between Petracco and the merchant company of the Frescobaldi, who traded at the papal curia in the early fourteenth century. The company employed a number of exiled Florentine Bianchi, who were interested in humanist ideas and classical texts, forming the first humanist circle at Avignon under the patronage of Cardinal Niccolò da Prato, who also became one of the patrons of Francesco Petrarca.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Zoe Denness
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 11:19
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 12:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30949 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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