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30 October 1397

Oltre le differenze

Il Quaderno di balle C, compilato tra il 1396 and the 1397 dalla Compagnia Datini di Maiorca ( Datini, 1028), offre un interessante esempio di superamento delle barriere culturali e linguistiche. Creato nel vivace e multietnico ambiente mercantile maiorchino, the … Continue reading

08 September 1390

The Palace dreamed

Bartolomeo Levaldini writes to Francesco Datini on 8 September 1390, il dì della Nostra Donna, che ssi ffa la fiera a Prato, dove tucti huomini e donne honorevoli e da bene vengono. In the letter Bartolomeo tells the merchant that he … Continue reading

06 July 1401

Tamerlano

The military advance of Tamerlane, Timur Lang, Timur lo zoppo (Kish, Samarkand 1336 – Otrār 1405) Central Asia in Palestine involves violence and destruction. The news of this devastation comes in mid-July 1401 the company also Datini Barcelona … Continue reading

9 May 1402

Ensuring a slave on the go

A contract of marine insurance a bit 'special: a slave named Margarita, Hell, was loaded onto a ship direct to Pisa to Barcelona. Is ensured for 50 gold florins, with award 7% The insurance policy is in … Continue reading