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Historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino : il quale continua l'Historie di Giovan Villani suo fratello : nella quale, oltre a i quattro primi libri già stampati, sono aggiunti altri cinque nuovamente ritrovati, & hora mandati in luce : et comincia dall'anno MCCCXLVIII : con due copiose tavole, l'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili. by  Matteo & Giovanni VILLANI - Hardcover - 1562 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 7499)

Historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino : il quale continua l'Historie di Giovan Villani suo fratello : nella quale, oltre a i quattro primi libri già stampati, sono aggiunti altri cinque nuovamente ritrovati, & hora mandati in luce : et comincia dall'anno MCCCXLVIII : con due copiose tavole, l'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili.

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Historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino : il quale continua l'Historie di Giovan Villani suo fratello : nella quale, oltre a i quattro primi libri già stampati, sono aggiunti altri cinque nuovamente ritrovati, & hora mandati in luce : et comincia dall'anno MCCCXLVIII : con due copiose tavole, l'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili.

by VILLANI, Matteo & Giovanni

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1562 FLORENCE Chronicle Villani Nuova Cronica Fiorenza ITALY Black Plague RARE

Few names from the Italian Renaissance are as synonymous with chronicle history as Villani. Matteo and his brother Giovanni produced one of the most important 14th-century historical chronicles. Nuova Cronica, as it now known, was a somewhat biased study of the history of Florence providing insight on major events and figures.

Villani, curiously, took a theological approach to their chronicle, making unfounded assumptions and claims about sin and morals in relation to the outcome of historical events. The most significant event at that time, of course, was the Black Death, or the Great Plague. Matteo Villani's own description of the Plague:

"Those few discreet folk who remained alive expected many things, all of which, by reasons of the corruption of sin, failed among mankind, whose minds followed marvellously in the contrary direction. They believed that those whom God's grace had saved from death, having beheld the destruction of their neighbors, and having heard the same tidings from all the nations of the world, would become better-conditioned, humble, virtuous, and Catholic."

This 1562 Venetian edition was published by the famed publisher Giunti.

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VILLANI, Matteo & Giovanni

Historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino : il quale continua l'Historie di Giovan Villani suo fratello : nella quale, oltre a i quattro primi libri già stampati, sono aggiunti altri cinque nuovamente ritrovati, & hora mandati in luce : et comincia dall'anno MCCCXLVIII : con due copiose tavole, l'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili.

Venetia : Ad instanzio de' Giunti di Fiorenza, 1562.

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· Collation: Complete with all pages

o [32], 552 (i.e. 562), [42]

o Signatures: *-4*4 A-Z4 2A-2Z4 3A-3Z4 4A4 3a4 4B-4F4

· References: USTC 863362; Edit16 28267; Adams V 794;

· Language: Italian

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8.75in X 6.75in (22cm x 17cm)

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Historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino : il quale continua l'Historie di Giovan Villani suo fratello : nella quale, oltre a i quattro primi libri già stampati, sono aggiunti altri cinque nuovamente ritrovati, & hora mandati in luce : et comincia dall'anno MCCCXLVIII : con due copiose tavole, l'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili.
Author
VILLANI, Matteo & Giovanni
Format/binding
Leather; tight & secure
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Used - Near Fine
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Hardcover
Publisher
Ad instanzio de' Giunti di Fiorenza
Place of Publication
Venetia
Date published
1562
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