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PINCIO, Giano Pirro (fl. 1st half of the 16th cent.)
De gestis ducum Tridentinorum. De Gallorum Senonum aduentu in Italiam. De origine vrbis Tridentinae.
Venturino Ruffinelli, 1546. THE FIRST IMPORTANT HISTORY OF TRENT AND SURROUNDING REGIONS, INCLUDING SOUTH TYROLTwo parts in one volume, folio. 16, 104, (2 blank) ll. Contemporary limp vellum, outer corner of front panel skillfully repaired, short inscription on the first title page inked out, a genuine and attractive copy.RARE FIRST EDITION of the first printed important chronicle of what today are the South Tyrol and Trentino regions, especially under its prince bishops Georg Neideck (1505-1514), Bernardo Cles (1514-1539), and Cristoforo Madruzzo (1539-1567). The work is dedicated to Aliprando Cles, nephew of the bishop, and was translated into Italian by Carlo Zanetti in 1648 (cf. A. Chemelli, Trento e le sue Stampe. Il Seicento, Trento, 1983, pp. 6-8).In June 1511 the two principalities of Trento and Brixen had received the status of ''perpetual confederate'' states among Austrian possessions. The peace of 1516 with the Republic of Venice, however, reduced the principality to a discontinuous enclave between large Habsburg possessions. During the war against Venice, in 1509, the territory had been ravaged by Landsknechts returning from a failed expedition against Vicenza. This was followed by pestilences in 1510 and 1512, famines in 1512, 1519 and 1520, and an earthquake in 1521: these grievous happenings spurred the beginning of forms of resistance against Habsburg rule.A true rebellion broke out in 1525, called Bauernkrieg or 'peasants war'. The rebels were led by Michael Gaismayr, who had devised a complex plan of liberation of all the territories of Brixen and Trent … [Click Below for Full Description]
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