Dominicus de Gravina
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[Domenico di Gravina, Domenico da Gravina]

14th century. Italy. The chronicle written by Dominic, notary of Gravina in Terra di Bari (Land of Bari), is one of the most important literary and historiographical sources for the history of the kingdom of Naples between 1333 and 1350.  In the wake of the murder of Andrew of Calabria in 1345, the south of Italy becomes a battleground between Joanna I of Anjou, queen of Naples, and Louis of Anjou, king of Hungary. Dominic's Latin chronicle, known as the Chronicon de rebus in Apulia gestis, is the main source for the history of the war in Apulia.

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Violante, Francesco, “Dominicus de Gravina”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00891>
First published online: 2016



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