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Alamanni

 

(or Alemanni), a Germanic tribe first mentioned at the beginning of the third century A.D. and believed to be descended from the Semnones and other Germanic tribes of the Suebic people. In the third century the Alamanni broke through the frontier of the Roman Empire between the Rhine and Danube, and in the fifth century they settled in the territory of modern southwestern Germany, Alsace, and eastern Switzerland. In 496 the Franks subdued the greater part of the Alamanni and in 536 overcame the rest. However, in the beginning the Alamanni retained their dukes, and from 679 to 709 the Alamannic duchy was independent. The region settled by the Alamanni was ruled by Alamannic law. In the tenth century the tribal duchy of Alamannia, or Swabia, was formed as part of the kingdom of Germany. The Alamanni, or Swabians, were an important component of the German nation. In a number of European languages, the names for Germany and Germans are derived from the name “Alamanni.”

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If all this seems of minor importance, we should note that the period following the Marcomannic wars saw major migrations across 'barbarian' Europe and that new confederacies were forged in the process, the Alamanni being one of these.
One of these latter was Signora Maddalena, the wife of Luigi Alamanni, a Florentine gentleman and a marvelous poet.
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Beatrice Alamanni de Carrillo was denied access necessary to fully monitor the investigation and to review the evidence submitted in connection with the case.
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This volume is divided into five chapters: "Machiavelli, Alamanni e la novella 'spicciolata'; "Novelle e 'vere narrazioni' nel Viaggio in Alamagna di Francesco Vettori"; "Tra Roma e Firenze: I ragionamenti di Agnolo Firenzuola"; "Le cene del Lasca: la dissoluzione del libro di novelle"; "L'eclissi del sistema del Decameron: Alessandro Ceccherelli e il Firenzuola delle novelle pratesi.
The first concentrates on the symbiotic relationship of the Roman and `barbarian' zones and the way in which the opportunities offered by the Roman proximity were selectively utilized by Germanic societies, while the final, brief, chapter is devoted to the new tribal confederacies which emerged in the North European Plain -- the Alamanni, Franks, Saxons, Langobardi, Burgundians and Goths -- and which were, in the later 3rd century, to begin to impact on the frontier zone eventually leading to its total destruction.
41) Most of what we know, or may conjecture, about its place in Machiavelli's oeuvre derives from his famous letter of December 1517 to Ludovico Alamanni (1495-1556) in praise of the first edition of Ariosto's Orlando furioso.
Based on her review of police files and interviews with detainees, Salvadoran human rights ombudswoman Beatrice Alamanni de Carrillo provided Teamsters General Counsel Patrick Szymanski and AFL-CIO General Counsel Jonathan Hiatt information about irregularities and discrepancies with the investigation.
In 1532-33, Luigi Alamanni, one of the many exiled Florentines who had found refuge at the French court, dedicated to the glory of Francois I, his protector, his Oeuvres toscanes ("Tuscan works"), a collection of love-poems in Italian set near Avignon and Vaucluse.
There, Giraldi Cinzio explicitly mentions several good examples, as determined by the laudatory epithets he uses to describe them: "il divin Bembo," "il Trissino gentil," "il gran Molza," "il buon [Claudio] Tolomei," and Luigi Alamanni (62r-63r).