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Contents Introduction 000 Map 000 Book I (1487-1493) Preface 1 * War in the Tyrol: cause and onset 3 * The attack on Rovereto 5 * Single combat between Georg Sonnemberg and Antonio Maria da Sanseverino 12 * The Germans leave Rovereto 14 * Luca Pisano and Girolamo Marcello debate the siege of Trento 16 * The death of Roberto da Sanseverino; Venetian defeat at the fortress of Petra 22 * The end of the war and the terms of peace 29 * Sumptuary and other laws passed; the arrivals at Venice of Giovanni Bentivoglio and of the Queen of Denmark 31 * Girolamo Riario and Galeotto Manfredi assassinated 33 * Francesco Priuli sent to counter the Turks 34 * Caterina Cornaro is convinced by her brother Giorgio to turn Cyprus over to Venice 35 * Laws passed and Senate decrees 42 * Truce negotiated by the Senate between the Emperor Frederick and King Matthias of Hungary; the emperor visits Italy 44 * Various legislation and deliberations 46 * Description of the gun, and the Senate's introduction of its use 48 * Ermolao Barbaro is made Patriarch of Aquileia; subsequent events, and his death 51 * Girolamo Marcello is expelled from Constantinople 54 * Addition of a third Criminal Court of the Forty; the system for casting votes 57 * The corruption of certain citizens is repressed 61 * Deaths of Lorenzo de' Medici and Pope Innocent VIII, and the election of Alessandro Borgia; alliance of the pope, the duke of Milan, and Venice 63 * Arrival at Venice of Eleanora, wife of Ercole d'Este, and her children 64 Book II (1493-95) Onset and causes of the war of Naples waged by Charles VIII of France 1 . Great floods in Lombardy; certain trials held in Venice 5 . Charles decides to invade; death of Ferrante, king of Naples 8 . Embassy of Charles to the Venetians 10 * Naxos taken under the protection of the Venetian Republic 11 . Colloquy and treaty between King Alfonso II of Naples and Pope Alexander VI; preparation of a fleet against the Turkish sultan 12 . Embassy of Florence to the Senate to seek advice 13 . Scardona and Clissa voluntarily subject themselves to Venice 14 . Arrival of King Charles in Italy; death of Giangaleazzo, duke of Milan 16 . Piero de' Medici is ousted from Florence 18 . Achievements of King Charles in Italy 19 . Bayazid's ambassador violated by the prince of Senigallia 20 . Charles enters Rome; Venetian galleys sent to Flanders are sunk at sea 21 . Departure of King Alfonso from Naples and his death; his son Ferrandino succeeds to the kingship 23 . Death of Sultan Djem 25 . Flight of King Ferrandino of Naples, and entry of Charles 26 . Fear of the Turks due to victory of the French king 27 . Embassy of the Spanish sovereigns to Venice and the fleet sent to Sicily 28 . Death of emperor Frederick; embassy of King Maximilian to the Senate 30 . Treaty entered into between Venice, the pope, the sovereigns of Spain, Ludovico Sforza, and Maximilian, against King Charles 31 . Departure of King Charles from Naples 36 . Novara is taken by Louis, Duke of Orleans 38 . Preparations of Venice and her allies against Charles 39 . The battle at the Taro river 41 . Actions with the French in Liguria 56 . The Senate takes account of those who had fought bravely 58 . Venetians, Milanese, and Ligurians become exiles from the domain of Charles 60 . Siege of Novara by the allies 61 . Peace made between Ludovico Sforza and King Charles, and its terms 63 . Contarini's plot to assassinate Ludovico Sforza 65 . Charles' return to France 66 Book III (1495-1497) Arrival of King Ferrandino in Calabria and adverse battle with the French 1 * Causes of the Neapolitans' hatred for the French 2 * Return of the same Ferrandino to Naples 3 * Actions of the Venetians in the Kingdom of Naples on Ferrandino's behalf; Venice sends a fleet to Naples 6 * Grain storerooms built at Venice near St. Mark's Square 10 * Pisa surrenders to Venice but is rejected by the Senate 11 * Embassy and gifts to the Senate from the Turkish sultan 17 * Faenza and her prince taken under the protection of the Senate; Clock tower built at Venice in the Piazza 19 * Treaty of Venice with Ferrandino 20 * Varying fortunes of the French and Ferrandino in the Kingdom of Naples 21 * Pisa taken under the protection of Venice, the pope and Ludovico Sforza, and the beginning and progress of the war for Pisa 23 * Board of Three for maritime affairs instituted; law passed concerning possessors of property 26 * Ludovico Sforza named duke by Maximilian; Battle of the cavalry of Nauplia with the Turks 27 * Achievements of Bernardo Contarini in the kingdom of Naples, and his death 28 * Death of Ferrandino, King of Naples, and succession of Federigo to the kingship; Prince of Bisignano wounded by a servant 38 * Departure of the French from Gaeta, and their shipwreck 39 * Varied counsels of the Tarantines concerning surrender, and of the Venetian Senate concerning accepting them or not 40 * Origin of syphilis 43 * The Emperor Maximilian, summoned by Ludovico Sforza, Venice, and the other allies, comes into Italy against the French 52 * The emperor's actions in Tuscany, and his return to Germany 55 * The Ten look out for those who suffered fire or shipwreck 59 * Attempts of the French upon Piedmont 62 * Naval battle between Florence and Venice 65 * An opportunity to assassinate King Charles is rejected by the Senate 70 Book IV (1497-1499) A truce is established between Charles and the Spanish sovereigns; ambassadors are sent by the Senate to procure peace between the kings of Spain and France 1 * The Spanish sovereigns send to the Senate the king of one of the Canary Islands 3 * The captain-general Francesco is accused before the Senate 4 * Progress of the war for Pisa 5 * Battle of a galley of the Republic with the Turkish fleet 6 * Naval battle of Bernardo Cicogna with the pirate Peruca 8 * The fleet of Pedro Navarro is burned by Andrea Loredan 9 * Citizenship and noble status is given to Joannes Corvinus 11 * Armenians are granted a home in Venice 12 * Ludovico Sforza's treachery toward Lucca 13 * Death of King Charles of France 15 * Defeat of the Florentines near a Tuscan fortress 17 * Plans and stratagems of Ludovico Sforza 19 * Arrogance of some in magistracies is punished 23 * Defeat of the Venetians at Luna and Cascina 24 * Attempts of the Venetians in the Casentino 40 * Pisa is attacked by Paolo Vitelli 43 * Preparations and plans of the Turkish sultan against the Venetians, and the causes of this 50 * Louis hailed as king of France, and the Venetians' embassy and gifts to him 54 * Treaty between the Venetians and King Louis 55 * Settlement between the Venetians and the Florentines in Pisan affairs 59 * The French invasion of Piedmont 63 * Milan is taken by the French, and Cremona by the Venetians; Ludovico Sforza leaves Piedmont; arrival of the king of France in Milan 66 * Louis of Luxembourg and many others are granted citizenship and noble status 68 * The French king returns to France 69 Note on the Text and Translation 000 Notes to the Text 000 Notes to the Translation 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
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Venice (Italy) -- History -- 697-1508.