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 De bello a Christianis contra barbaros gesto

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Author(s): Black, Robert
De bello'On the war fought by the Christians against the barbarians' Benedetto Accolti Date: May-July 1464 Original Language: Latin Description     Accolti's history of the First Crusade, consisting of 92 pages (in the Recueil des historiens des croisades) and of 111 folios (in the presentation manuscript, Florence Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Pl. 54.6), was his longest work. He begins the first book with an account of the rise of Islam and the loss to Christianity of the holy lands, and goes on to recount Peter the Hermit and Po…

Benedetto Accolti

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Author(s): Black, Robert
(Messer) Benedetto di messer Michele di Santi di Grazia Accolti, Benedictus Aretinus, Benedetto d'Arezzo, Benedictus Accoltus Date of Birth: 1415 Place of Birth: Arezzo Date of Death: 26 September, 1464 Place of Death: Florence Biography Benedetto Accolti was descended from two Aretine legal dynasties. Although the Accolti (as well as his mother’s family the Roselli) were leading citizens of Arezzo, his father (also a lawyer) emigrated to Florence, and Benedetto lived up to family expectations by taking degrees himself in civil a…

Rangers in Korea

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Author(s): Black, Robert W.