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.