Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Historia del Regno di Candia

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Translated Title
History of the Realm of Crete (English)
Person
Vergici, Giovanni [Ioannis Vergitsis / Ιωάννης Βεργίτσης ]
Author
Publication Type
Codex History
Language
Italian
Description
History of the Venetian Realm of Crete composed by the Cretan-born Giovanni Vergici, in 1597. Based on the works by Virgilio Marone, Pietro Bembo, and Pietro Giustiniano, as well as on personal experience, the history focuses on the main personalities of Cretan origin. The 17th chapter, which starts in 1594, is dedicated to the Cretan-born Emmanuil Pigas, better known as Patriarch Meletios of Alexandria († 1601). The part which describes Pigas also addresses the rebellion of Michael “the Brave” against the Ottoman Empire.
Libraries
  • Biblioteca civica Bertoliana | ms. 1247, ff. 1r-9v (Epitome de’ libri tutti dell’Historia del Regno di Candia descritta da Giovanni Vergici candiano 1597)
  • Incipit:
    "La storia dell’antichissimo e famoso Regno di Candia patria mia..."
  • Biblioteca Marciana | Marc. Ital. XI – 184 (7414), ff. 57r-86v (Del’Historia del Regno di Candia – Libro XVII)
  • Incipit:
    "Appena i sospetti Turcheschi degli anni passati..."
Secondary Literature
Keywords
Venetian Realm of Crete , Virgilio Marone , Pietro Bembo , Pietro Giustiniano , Emmanuil Pigas , Patriarch Meletios of Alexandria , Michael “the Brave” , rebellion , Ottoman Empire , Vicenza , Venice
Geographic Keywords
Vicenza, Venice
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