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W.404, Storia dei Gothi

Abstract

This manuscript contains Sienese humanist Ludovico Petroni's (d. 1478) Italian translation of Leonardo Bruni's (d.1444) Latin work De bello italico adversus Gothos libri IV. Petroni's translation into the Italian vernacular was completed in 1456. Bruni's Latin text is an account of The Gothic War (535–554) that was fought between the Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy and Emperor Justinian. Bruni loosely based De bello italico on the Greek writings of the sixth-century scholar and historian Procopius. Procopius documented military campaigns in his eight-volume work The Wars of Justinian, the last four volumes of which deal with the Gothic War. In all of Bruni's correspondence concerning Del bello italico, he does not mention that his primary source is Procopius and claims the text is not a translation, but his own original composition. Although Bruni's text is loosely based on that of Procopius, he uses a number of additional sources and modifies his telling of a number of the main events. It has been suggested that the manuscript was copied by the prolific Neapolitan scribe Giovan Marco Cinico. The heraldry on the first folio suggests that the Bentivoglio family of Bologna may have commissioned the manuscript. The very end of the third book and most of the fourth book are missing but both are more fully preserved in a copy of the text at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Marson MS 15).

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    146. Lower board outside

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    147. Spine

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    149. Head

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    150. Tail

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