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Ms. Codex 1462 Historia di vari successi d'Italia e particolarmente della città di Bologna
TitleHistoria di vari successi d'Italia e particolarmente della città di Bologna
- Ghirardacci, Cherubino 1519-1598 Ghirardacci, Cherubino 1519-1598
Call numberMs. Codex 1462
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4475427
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with parts in Latin
Manuscript volume written in 1734, that completes a 3-volume collection where the first two volumes, dated 1669, only contain printed material. The first two volumes contain essays related to the history of Bologna from its origins to the year 1425, and are divided into 29 sections. Volume 3 is also divided into sections, numbered 30-38. However, its initial pages (p. 1-22) contain documents which were originally going to be part of sections 27, 28 and 29. Sections 30-38 (p. 23-1174) consist of historical essays which cover the history of Bologna from 1426 to 1508. In particular, the volume deals with the mixed fortunes of the members of the Bentivoglio family, who ruled over the city between 1401 and 1511. Among the most important events mentioned in the manuscript are the wars against Venice, Milan and Spain which characterized the first decades of the 15th century, and the subsequent alliances with the aforementioned states, promoted by Sante I Bentivoglio. Tension with the Papal States also characterized the history of Bologna throughout the 15th century and the book includes accounts of a city revolt against the Papacy led by Annibale I Bentivoglio in 1438 as the Pope was trying to place Bologna under his dominion; Annibale's assassination by his rival Battista Canneschi, with the support of Pope Eugene IV, in 1445; and the excommunication of Giovanni II and interdiction of the city by Pope Julius II in 1506. Accounts of various other aspects of the history of Bologna, including minor political events, economic conditions and their changes, the weather, and the personal lives of noblemen also appear throughout the book. At the end of the manuscript is list of the personal names and events that appear in it, and, in certain cases, the page (or pages) in which they appear are also noted.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
Extent3 volumes (413, 422, 618 leaves) : 287 x 202 mm. bound to 294 x 207 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 1236 + i (paper); v.3 (only manuscript volume), [i], 1-1175, [1176-1201], 1202-1203, [1204-1235], 1236, contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners. Catchwords, lower right corners.
- Formerly owned by Biblioteca Banzi (bookplate inside upper cover of each volume, AX 21, AX 22, AX 23).
- Hybrid books
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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