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Historia ducum Venetorum
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(History of the Venetian doges)

13th century. Northern Italy. This anonymous Latin chronicle runs from the reign of the doge Ordellafo Falier (1102-18) to the death of the doge Pietro Ziani (1228). It is transmitted untitled in a single 13th-century manuscript (Venice, Biblioteca del Seminario Patriarcale, ms. 951, fol. 35-45) which suggests that it was written immediately after Ziani's death. The work has no dedication, but in the prologue the chronicler openly declares his intents: he underlines that, because God has always bestowe…

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Berto, Luigi Andrea, “Historia ducum Venetorum”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 21 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01313>
First published online: 2016

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