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Chronica Venetiarum
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14th century. Italy. A largely derivative Latin chronicle of the history of Venice from its founding to 1358, commonly attributed to Piero di Giustiniano Giustinian (Venetiarum historia vulgo Petro Iustiniano Iustiniani filio adiudicata) and completed sometime after 1358. The earlier part of the chronicle makes no pretense to originality and is dependant on the earlier Venetian histories, such as the anonymous Chronicon Altinate and Historia ducum Venetorum, and especially the Chronica brevis of Andrea Dandolo. The narrative is organized by doge-ship and then by year …

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Kohl, Benjamin G., “Chronica Venetiarum”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00494>
First published online: 2016

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