Medieval Politics: Guelfs vs. Ghibellines

5 May 2021 - 18:00

Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom
by Alexandra Lawrence


Ever wondered why Dante married a woman from an “enemy” family, how exile actually worked, or why certain Florentines chose their political loyalties? In this lecture we take an in-depth look at the history of the two major factions and at the political realities of 13th and 14th-century Florence—including the split into bianchi and neri—and how the often violent clashes affected the everyday lives of citizens.  


To join this  lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: at 18:00 on Wednesday 5th May. 


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