1683 Scarce Italian Book - History of the Uskoks - Croatian Pirates - Historia degli Uscochi
Author : Minuccio Minucci; Paolo Sarpi.
Title : Historia degli Uscochi; Vol.  has title: Aggivnta all'historia degli Uscochi ... continuata sin all'anno MDCXIII; v.  has title: Svpplimento dell'historia degli Uscochi ... sino all'anno MDCXVI.
Vol. [2-3] written by Paolo Sarpi.
Language : Text in Italian
Publisher : In Venetia : Appresso Roberto Meiette, 1683. 3 volumes bound in one.
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 3 volumes in one (472 pages)
Binding : Very good original vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective mylar cover.
Content : Good content (bright and tight, foxing throughout - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 1500)
The book : Scarce edition of this History of the Uskoks (Croatian: Uskoci, singular: Uskok) were irregular soldiers considered pirates in Habsburg Croatia that inhabited areas on the eastern Adriatic coast and surrounding territories during the Ottoman wars in Europe. Etymologically, the word uskoci itself means "the ones who jumped in" ("the ones who ambushed") in Croatian. Bands of Uskoks fought a guerrilla war against the Ottomans, and they formed small units and rowed swift boats. Since the uskoks were checked on land and were rarely paid their annual subsidy, they resorted to acts of piracy.
The author: Minuccio Minucci (1551–1604) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest who was the archbishop of Zadar. Born in Serravalle on 17 January 1551, Minuccio studied canon law in Padua. He served as secretary to the papal nuncio to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich in 1573, and in 1582 attended the Diet of Augsburg as secretary to the prince-bishop of Trent, cardinal Ludovico Madruzzo.
Minucci was named archbishop of Zadar (at the time the Republic of Venice, today Croatia) on 7 February 1596 and ordained 10 March.He died on 7 March 1604 during a visit to Munich, and was buried in St. Michael's Church, Munich.
Amongst other things, he is known as he author of a History of the Uskoks.
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