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The history of Venice : in the times of Julius the 2d, Leo the 10th, Adrian the 6th, Clement the 7th, Paul the 3d, Julius the 3d, popes, Maximilian the 1st, Charles the 5th, emperors, Ferdinand the Catholique, Charles the 5th, kings of Spain, Lodowick the 12th, Francis the 1st, Henry the 2d, kings of France, Henry the 8th, Edward the 6th, Q. Mary, Q. Elizabeth, kings and queens of England, Leonarde Lordano, Antonio Grimani, Andrea Gritti, Petro Laudo, Francisco Donato, dukes of Venice / written originally in Italian, by Paulo Paruta, procurator of St Mark ; likewise, the wars of Cyprus, by the same authour, wherein the famous sieges of Nicosia, and Famagosta, and the battel of Lepanto are contained, made English by Henry, Earl of Monmouth.

The history of Venice : in the times of Julius the 2d, Leo the 10th, Adrian the 6th, Clement the 7th, Paul the 3d, Julius the 3d, popes, Maximilian the 1st, Charles the 5th, emperors, Ferdinand the Catholique, Charles the 5th, kings of Spain, Lodowick the 12th, Francis the 1st, Henry the 2d, kings of France, Henry the 8th, Edward the 6th, Q. Mary, Q. Elizabeth, kings and queens of England, Leonarde Lordano, Antonio Grimani, Andrea Gritti, Petro Laudo, Francisco Donato, dukes of Venice / written originally in Italian, by Paulo Paruta, procurator of St Mark ; likewise, the wars of Cyprus, by the same authour, wherein the famous sieges of Nicosia, and Famagosta, and the battel of Lepanto are contained, made English by Henry, Earl of Monmouth.
  • Author(s):
    Paolo Paruta, 1540-1598
    Paolo Paruta, 1540-1598
  • Date:
    1658
  • Place:
    London
  • Keywords:
    15th century, War, 14th century, Battle of Lepanto, Christian Powers, Conquests, Doge of Venice, Europe, Expansionism, Holy League, Holy Roman Empire, Genoa, Grand Vizier, Invasions, Mediterranean, Military strategy, Selim II, Sieges, Sublime Porte, Venice, Popes
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First English edition of this history of Venice; a second edition was published in 1696. The original Italian edition was published in 1605 with a dedication to the Doge. The first part of the work is a standard history of the republic. The second contains an account of the Turkish conquest of Cyprus in 1573. The Turks invaded Cyprus in 1570, apparently at Sultan Selim II's personal wish, with Piale Pasha commanding the naval force and Lala Mustafa Pasha commanding the land force. In 1570, Lala Mustafa captured Nicosia, capturing Famagusta following a siege the year after. Control of Cyprus was eventually ceded to the Turks in 1573, with Lala Mustafa Pasha appointed the first governor. Despite the defeat its fleet suffered at the Battle of Lepanto in its confrontation with the Holy League fleet in 1571, the Ottoman Empire managed to rebuild it and conquer Cyprus, which strengthened the Ottoman control over the East Mediterranean. Paruta also wrote a number of other works, including 'Della Perfettione della Vita Politica' (1579) and, most notably, 'Discorsi politici' (1599). The translator, Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, translated a number of Italian histories.

  • Author(s):
    Paolo Paruta, 1540-1598
    Paolo Paruta, 1540-1598
  • Date:
    1658
  • Place:
    London
  • Keywords:
    15th century, War, 14th century, Battle of Lepanto, Christian Powers, Conquests, Doge of Venice, Europe, Expansionism, Holy League, Holy Roman Empire, Genoa, Grand Vizier, Invasions, Mediterranean, Military strategy, Selim II, Sieges, Sublime Porte, Venice, Popes
  • Edition:
    First English edition.
  • Edition:
    أول طبعة باللغة الإنجليزية.
  • Short Title:
    The history of Venice, in the times of Julius the 2d Leo the 10th Adrian the 6th Clement the 7th Paul the 3d Julius the 3d popes. Maximilian the 1st Charles the 5th emperors. Ferdinand the Catholique. Charls the 5th Kings of Spain. Lodowick the 12th Francis the 1st Henry the 2d Kings of France, Henry the 8th Edward the 6th Q. Mary Q. Elizabeth. Kings and Queens of England. Leonardo Lordano, Antonio Grimani, Andrea Gritti, Petro Laudo, Francisco Donato. Dukes of Venice. Written originally in Italian, by Paulo Paruta, procurator of St Mark. Likewise, the wars of Cyprus, by the same authour. Wherein the famous sieges of Nicossia, and Famagosta, and Battel of Lepanto are contained: made English, by Henry Earl of Monmouth.
  • Alternative Title:
    History of Venice, the second part
  • Language:
    English
  • Content type:
    Single-volume work