Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1510 Libro del signor capitano di Fivizzano nel quale sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni
TitleLibro del signor capitano di Fivizzano nel quale sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni
- Arrigucci, Federico, Arrigucci, Federico,
Other related names
- Cosimo I, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1519-1574, recipient
- Torelli, Lelio, 1489-1576, compiler
Call numberMs. Codex 1510
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4489118
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with a few words in Latin
Copies of miscellaneous items, mostly suppliche (petitions), legal documents and some letters received and collected by Giovanni Arrigucci, officer in Fivizzano, Massa Carrara, north of Florence. Most documents are originally addressed to Cosimo I de' Medici, but bear the name of Giovanni Arrigucci (sometimes referred to as capitano) and Lelio Torelli (referred to as auditore), officer, lawyer and investigating judge of the Grand-duchy of Tuscany. Torelli and Arrigucci collected the letters of citizens who had requested the help of the grand-duke to mediate and resolve small personal conflicts (e.g. pending debts and payments; complaints about neighbors, co-workers or family members; and tax-related decisions considered unfair), perhaps to select the more complicated cases which were to appear before Cosimo I. For most documents, the names of the counterparts are present, usually with a short and sometimes confused description of the problem which prompted the offended party to request for help from the grand-duke. In certain cases, the documents also contain annotations and marginalia in a different hand.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from cover.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a flower or a bud, with a straight stem and two small leaves.
Extent144 leaves : 282 x 211 mm. bound to 288 x 213 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 144; [i], 1-113, [114-143], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f. 120-143 are blank).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 145 on spine; the heading Libro del signor capitano di Fivizzano nel quale sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni, on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with a leather tie; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Law--Italy--History--16th century--Sources
- Lawyers--Italy--Florence--History--16th century
- Dispute resolution (Law)--Italy--Florence--History
- Legal documents
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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