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Giovio, Paolo.
Coronica de las cosas de los turcos desde su principio y origen hasta el año del nascim[iento] de N[uest]ro Señor Jesu [Christ]o de mill e quin[ientos] e treinta e un años. Ordenada en lengua toscana por Paulo Jovio Ob[is]po de Nocera a Don Carlos quinto emperador Augusto traduzida en lengua castellana.
No place, [early 16th century], 1531. Folio (225 x 302 mm). Spanish ink manuscript on paper. 92 pp. Bound in 18th century half calf over marbled boards; giltstamped morocco label to spine. A near-contemporary manuscript translation into Spanish of Paolo Giovio's famous "Commentario de le cose de' Turchi" (Rome, 1531). A Spanish edition was printed in Barcelona in 1543 as "Commentario de las cosas de los Turcos", but the textual variations in this manuscript confirm that this is an entirely different translation based on the Italian first edition, most likely predating the Spanish one, as it does not include later additions to the Italian text. - The historian and physician Paolo Giovio (1483-1552), Bishop of Nocera, wrote and dedicated this commentary to Emperor Charles V, with the aim of supporting a crusade against the Ottoman Turks and assisting the Emperor in understanding the nature and strength of his adversary. The annihilation of the French and Hungarian forces at the Battle of Mohács by the army of Suleiman the Magnificent on 29 August 1526 and the near success of the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1529 as well as the constant and aggressive privateering activities of the Barbary states in the Mediterranean had highlighted the danger posed to Christendom by the Ottoman Empire and set in motion a Christian counterattack with Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor and the most powerful monarch in Europe as its figurehead. - "Of the various treatises written for Charles V on the Turkish menace, Giovio's was probably the most realistic, the least moralizing, and the most informat … [Click Below for Full Description]
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