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Crusades as viewed from Venice. The case of the chronicle transcribed by Gasparo Zancaruolo
Crusades as viewed from Venice. The case of the chronicle transcribed by Gasparo Zancaruolo

Author(s): Şerban Marin
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of ideas, Modern Age, 16th Century
Published by: Institutul de Istorie Nicolae Iorga
Keywords: Venice; chronicles; crusade; manuscript; Gasparo Zancaruolo

Summary/Abstract: Among the around 2,000 codices representing the Venetian chronicles written between the 11th and 18th centuries, we selected the chronicle transcribed by Gasparo Zancaruolo around 1519. The present paper focuses upon manuscript M 2570 at Marciana National Library in Venice, presenting a history of this codex and getting involved in the clarifications referring to the paternity and the dating of it. It also insists upon the sources and influences that this work had in connection with other Venetian chronicles.This paper presents in extenso the fragments in the chronicle that deal with the crusading phenomenon, with the mention that the term of ‘crusade’ does not refer exclusively to the so-called ‘classical crusades’, but also to the various military confrontations between Christians and Muslims both previously and afterwards.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: XXXIII
  • Page Range: 187-207
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English