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The Battle of Lepanto

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ISBN 9780674725423

Publication Date: 04/28/2014


560 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

2 halftones, 1 map

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  • Introduction
    • A Banner News Event of the Renaissance
    • Historical Context, Part 1: Precursors
    • Historical Context, Part 2: Lepanto in Brief
    • Religious Conflict and Cross-Cultural Contact in the Mare Nostrum
    • Literary Context: The Vergilian Tradition
    • Notes
  • Illustrations
    • 1. “Christians and Turks in Battle Formation” (Cristiani et Turchi in Ordine da Combate), Rome, Antonio Lafrèri, 1571. From Biblioteca Palacio, Madrid, Spain, Map Call #455 (49).
    • 2. Martino Rota, “View of the Battle of Lepanto,” Venice, 1572? From Newberry Library, Chicago, Novacco 4F 106.
    • 3. Map of the Mediterranean, ca. 1571. Prepared by Thomas Jordan, University of Georgia, Department of Geography.
  • The Battle of Lepanto
    • I. Carlo Malatesta, Song of the Nereids
    • II. Belisario Gadaldini, On the treaty struck between the Christian leaders
    • III. Cornelio Amalteo, Proteus
    • IV. Marc Antonio Tritonio, [When nurturing Venus beholds the tragic ruin]
    • V. Nicolò Paladino, To those who died in the Holy War
    • VI. Alessandro Allegri, [A city in mourning pays homage to Hector]
    • VII. Davide Podavini, Hymn to Saint Mark and Saint Justina
    • VIII. Giovanni Canevari, On Mustafa
    • IX. Maffeo Galladei, [I am the moon; the fear of war has surrounded me]
    • X. Giovanni Battista Oliva, The council of the damned and Ali in despair
    • XI. Anonymous, On the painter portraying the same victory
    • XII. Agostino Fortunio, On the Actian victory over the depraved fleet of Turks
    • XIII. Giovanni Battista Amalteo, To Sebastiano Venier, admiral of the Venetian fleet
    • XIV. Anonymous, One hundred verses: to the City
    • XV. Anonymous, [I will now sing of the happy deeds]
    • XVI. Giovanni Antonio Taglietti, Nautical Eclogue, or The naval contest of the Christians and Turks
    • XVII. Giovanni Antonio Odescalchi, To the most reverend Paolo Odescalchi, Bishop of Penne and Atri
    • XVIII. Ottaviano Manini, [The long-desired day at last dispelled the fading shadows]
    • XIX. Pompeo Arnolfini, A shining song for the victor, John of Austria
    • XX. Giovanni Baptista Arcucci, The Victory at Naupactus
    • XXI. Guglielmo Moizio, Song on the victory of the Christian fleet
    • XXII. Juan Latino, The Song of John of Austria
  • Appendix I: Glossary of Names and Places
  • Appendix II: Biographical Information
  • Note on the Texts
  • Notes to the Texts and Translations
  • Bibliography
  • Index of First Lines
  • Index

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