This week, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to discuss The Merchant of Prato and the lives of Francesco and Margherita Datini. Their story from 14th century Italy comes from one of the richest document finds ever made!
The Merchant of Prato was written by Iris Origo was first published in 1957. There have been many editions made since then. Letters to Francesco Datini, by Margherita Datini, were translated by Carolyn James and Antonio Pagliaro in 2012.
The Datini home in Prato is now a museum. Click here to learn more.
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Podcast editing done by Noah Tetzner, who is also the host of The History of Vikings podcast
Top Image: Statue of Francesco Datini in Prato. Photo by Simon.zfn / Wikimedia Commons