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Chronik von Perugia, 1492-1503

Matarazzo, Francesco; Marie Herzfeld (Translated by)

Published by Eugen Diederichs, Jena, 1910
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Large octavo. LVI, 258pp. Original decoratve dust-jacket over vellum and paper covered boards. Book housed in its original paper covered slipcase. Decorative endpapers. Title page within decorative frame. Exquisite German-language edition of Francesco Matarazzo's masterwork. These Chronicles of the city of Perugia are a primary source for many later historians of the Italian Renaissance and in particular the city of Perugia. At the time this work was written, the city of Perugia was one of the many Renaissance centers of political strife, moral outrage and ruthless violence. The book relates the story of two rival families, the Oddi and the Baglioni, who are locked in a deadly struggle for possession of the city. In 1492 the victorious Baglioni are the reigning overlords of the Republic. The Oddi family and its attendant army live in exile in the valley between Perugia and Assisi where they conduct a long and oppressive guerrilla war against their rivals; and in the process devastate the Umbrian land and impoverish the common citizen. Several sheets of the manuscript have been lost and the story begins and ends abruptly. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w photographic reproductions. Slipcase sunned on spine and along edges.Dust-jacket slightly creased at head of spine. Minor creasing at lower inside margin of pages throughout.Text in German. Slipcase in overall fair, dust-jacket in good+, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34195

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Title: Chronik von Perugia, 1492-1503

Publisher: Eugen Diederichs, Jena

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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