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...Second edition of Cronberg's letter to Pope Adrian VI. Hartmut von Cronberg, from a family of free imperial knights and a Lutheran, advised the Pope to divide the Papal States among the warring parties of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor...
...A speech delivered to the consistory by Anton Florian, Count of Lichtenstein, the Imperial Ambassador to the Vatican, on 12 February 1691, exhorting the cardinals to elect a successor to Pope Alexander VIII, who had died on 1 February, ‘cum...
...An exhortation to the Pope Pius IV to enlist the help of various European states for a major aggressive offensive against the Turks. Drawing on the recent victory of the Knights of St John over the Turks' siege of Malta as an example...
...First edition of this appeal to Pope Adrian VI written from Split in the aftermath of the capture of Belgrade by Suleiman I in August 1521. "Our towns and villages are in flames," he writes, "the crops ruined...our churches have been turned...
...Luigi Groto, known as Il Cieco d'Adria, the blind man of Adria, began giving public orations at the age of fourteen. He wrote poetry and plays and published an annotated edition of 'Boccaccio'. This oration was delivered on the occasion...
...A long discourse offering proposals for a permanent alliance between the states of Italy against the Turks, following their recent success at Lepanto, and addended with copies of letters to be sent to Philip II, King of Spain...
...This work celebrates the deeds of the Knights of Saint Stephen in defending Tuscany against the Turks. The fine plates show various naval battles and sieges but included in this copy is the frontispiece portrait of Cosimo III, Grand Duke...
...Incunable edition, the fourth, of this literary forgery. "Laudivius, an Italian litterateur who worked in Venice, Rome and Naples, claims to have translated these letters of Mehemet the Conqueror from Greek, Syrian and Scythian...
...Sherley first appeared in Persia in 1600 intending to persuade ʻAbbās I, Shah of Iran (1571-1629), to join an alliance against the Turks, and re-establish Anglo-Persian commercial ties. ʻAbbās I granted him a ferman conferring numerous...
...A speech persuading Louis XIV to join European efforts at fighting the Turks, spuriously attributed to the most famous of seventeenth-century military leaders and actually a piece of German propaganda against French relations...