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The Resource Europe (c. 1400-1458), Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini ; translated by Robert Brown ; introduced and annotated by Nancy Bisaha

Europe (c. 1400-1458), Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini ; translated by Robert Brown ; introduced and annotated by Nancy Bisaha

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Europe (c. 1400-1458)
Title
Europe (c. 1400-1458)
Statement of responsibility
Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini ; translated by Robert Brown ; introduced and annotated by Nancy Bisaha
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Contributor
Author
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Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Shortly before his election in 1458 as Pope Pius II, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini produced a history of recent events in Europe. Europe (c. 1400-1458) provides students and scholars alike with a rich array of famous and lesser known figures and events spanning from Scandinavia to Italy and Iberia, and from Scotland to Lithuania and Greece. Aeneas focused on the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III, who began his rule in 1440, creating a frame narrow enough to allow the author to move with ease across the continent. Despite this stated focus, Aeneas makes frequent digressions into ancient and medieval history, revealing his sense of how the deeper past affected the present character of cities and regions. Among the people and events Aeneas addresses are the rivalries of German princes, struggles between Eastern Europeans and the Ottoman Turks, including the fall of Constantinople (1453), challenges to the powerful Teutonic Order, the last battles of the Hundred Years War, dynastic wrangling in Spain, the post-schism papacys efforts to reclaim its former dominance, and a lengthy discussion of recent politics and wars in Italy, culminating in the campaigns of Alfonso of Naples. Amidst his descriptions of powerful men, Aeneas also frequently pauses to discuss notable women, customs of the peasantry, religious beliefs of heretics and pagans, and economic issues. This popular text circulated widely in manuscript form and was printed in several editions between the late 15th and the early 18th centuries, in Latin, German, and Italian. The present volume represents the first time this work has been translated into English, bringing its colorful narrative to the attention of a wider audience. This edition also provides extensive footnotes, an appendix of rulers, and a lengthy introduction to Aeneass life and the context and relevance of this work."--Publisher's description
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E7B
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1405-1464
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Pius
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Latin
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1950-
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  • Brown, Robert D.
  • Bisaha, Nancy
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  • Frederick
  • Frederick
  • Europe
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Europe (c. 1400-1458), Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini ; translated by Robert Brown ; introduced and annotated by Nancy Bisaha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Dedication Letter""; ""1. Hungary""; ""2. Transylvania, Valachia""; ""3. Thrace, Romania, Constantinople""; ""4. Origin and History of the Turks""; ""5. The Battle of Varna""; ""6. The Battle of Kosovo""; ""7. The Fall of Constantinople""; ""8. The Battle of Belgrade""; ""9. Macedonia, Thessaly""; ""10. Boeotia""; ""11. Attica""; ""12. The Peloponnese, the Isthmus, Achaea""; ""13. Acarnania""; ""14. Epirus""; ""15. Albania""; ""16. The Illyrian Nations, Bosnia""; ""17. Dalmatia, Croatia, Liburnia""
  • ""18. Istria""""19. Carniola""; ""20. Carinthia""; ""21. Styria""; ""22. Austria""; ""23. Moravia""; ""24. Silesia""; ""25. Poland""; ""26. Lithuania""; ""27. Ruthenia""; ""28. Livonia""; ""29. Prussia: The Teutonic Brothers""; ""30. The Saxon Nation, Pomerania""; ""31. Thuringia, Halberstadt""; ""32. Brunswick, Saxony""; ""33. Denmark, Norway, Sweden""; ""34. Bohemia""; ""35. Frisia""; ""36. Holland, Utrecht, Dordrecht, Westphalia""; ""37. Hesse""; ""38. The Franks""; ""39. Franconia""; ""40. Bavaria, the Palatinate, Swabia""; ""41. The Margravate of Baden, the Tyrol, Switzerland""
  • ""42. Alsace, the Vogtland, Savoy, Arles""""43. France""; ""44. Ghent""; ""45. England""; ""46. Scotland, Ireland""; ""47. Spain, Castile, Navarre, Portugal""; ""48. Italy: Genoa""; ""49. Italy: Milan""; ""50. Italy: Venice""; ""51. Italy: Mantua""; ""52. Italy: Ferrara""; ""53. Italy: Bologna""; ""54. Italy: Florence, Lucca, San Casciano""; ""55. Italy: Siena""; ""56. Italy: Piombino""; ""57. Italy: Viterbo""; ""58. Italy: Rome""; ""59. Italy: Umbria, the Marches""; ""60. Italy: Ascoli Piceno""; ""61. Italy: Urbino""; ""62. Italy: Rimini""; ""63. Italy: Faenza, Fabriano""
  • ""64. Italy: Aquila""""65. Italy: Naples""; ""Appendix: Reigns of Selected Rulers""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn876044863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (377 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813221830
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5fjf4z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876044863
Label
Europe (c. 1400-1458), Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini ; translated by Robert Brown ; introduced and annotated by Nancy Bisaha
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Dedication Letter""; ""1. Hungary""; ""2. Transylvania, Valachia""; ""3. Thrace, Romania, Constantinople""; ""4. Origin and History of the Turks""; ""5. The Battle of Varna""; ""6. The Battle of Kosovo""; ""7. The Fall of Constantinople""; ""8. The Battle of Belgrade""; ""9. Macedonia, Thessaly""; ""10. Boeotia""; ""11. Attica""; ""12. The Peloponnese, the Isthmus, Achaea""; ""13. Acarnania""; ""14. Epirus""; ""15. Albania""; ""16. The Illyrian Nations, Bosnia""; ""17. Dalmatia, Croatia, Liburnia""
  • ""18. Istria""""19. Carniola""; ""20. Carinthia""; ""21. Styria""; ""22. Austria""; ""23. Moravia""; ""24. Silesia""; ""25. Poland""; ""26. Lithuania""; ""27. Ruthenia""; ""28. Livonia""; ""29. Prussia: The Teutonic Brothers""; ""30. The Saxon Nation, Pomerania""; ""31. Thuringia, Halberstadt""; ""32. Brunswick, Saxony""; ""33. Denmark, Norway, Sweden""; ""34. Bohemia""; ""35. Frisia""; ""36. Holland, Utrecht, Dordrecht, Westphalia""; ""37. Hesse""; ""38. The Franks""; ""39. Franconia""; ""40. Bavaria, the Palatinate, Swabia""; ""41. The Margravate of Baden, the Tyrol, Switzerland""
  • ""42. Alsace, the Vogtland, Savoy, Arles""""43. France""; ""44. Ghent""; ""45. England""; ""46. Scotland, Ireland""; ""47. Spain, Castile, Navarre, Portugal""; ""48. Italy: Genoa""; ""49. Italy: Milan""; ""50. Italy: Venice""; ""51. Italy: Mantua""; ""52. Italy: Ferrara""; ""53. Italy: Bologna""; ""54. Italy: Florence, Lucca, San Casciano""; ""55. Italy: Siena""; ""56. Italy: Piombino""; ""57. Italy: Viterbo""; ""58. Italy: Rome""; ""59. Italy: Umbria, the Marches""; ""60. Italy: Ascoli Piceno""; ""61. Italy: Urbino""; ""62. Italy: Rimini""; ""63. Italy: Faenza, Fabriano""
  • ""64. Italy: Aquila""""65. Italy: Naples""; ""Appendix: Reigns of Selected Rulers""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn876044863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (377 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813221830
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5fjf4z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876044863

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