School of Humanities

Morosini Codex

Further information

Publication details

Ghezzo, Michele Pietro, P., John R. Melville-Jones and Andrea Rizzi, The Morosini Codex (Archivio del Litorale Adriatico III), Padua, Unipress.

  • Vol. I 1999, ISBN 88-8098-043-2 
  • Vol. II 2000, ISBN 88-8098-133-1
  • Vol. III 2005, ISBN 88-8098-219-2

Translation of The Morosini Codex, the largest surviving single document from fifteenth century Venice, began in 1999.

Publication

Professor John Melville-Jones leads the publication team.

Four volumes have been published by UniPress, Padua, as a part of the Archivio del Litorale Adriatico. Publication consists of transcribing the text and printing it with a facing English translation and introductory notes.

Publication consists of transcribing the text, printing it and providing it with an English translation and a commentary.

Original documents

The Codex begins with a chronicle of Venetian history up to about 1400. This is followed by a 'Diary' of events in Venice, or events occurring elsewhere as they were reported in Venice, up to 1434. Much of the information which is contained in the Codex relates to the Byzantine Greek world of the time.

Archivio del Litorale Adriatico III

This series of books, published by Unipress, Padua, publishes material relating to the history of the areas bordering the Adriatic Sea, with a strong emphasis on the translation and explication of historical documents.

Publications

  • Darko Darovec, A Brief History of Istra, 1997 [ISBN 0-958-577-404]. online version 
  • Michele Pietro Ghezzo (ed.), Città e sistema adriatico alla fine del medioevo: bilancio degli studi e prospettive di ricerca (Atti e Memorie della Società Dalmata di Storia patria Vol. XXVI), 1997 [ISSN 0393-5566].
  • Michele Pietro Ghezzo, John R. Melville-Jones and Andrea Rizzi, The Morosini Codex, Vol. I 1999 [ISBN 88-8098-043-2]; Vol. II 2000 [ISBN 88-8098-133-1]; Vol. III 2005 [ISBN 88-8098-219-2].
  • Michele Pietro Ghezzo (ed.), L'Istria e la Dalmazia nel XIX secolo (Atti e memorie della Società Dalmata di Storia Patria XXX), 2001 [ISSN 0393-5566].
  • John R. Melville-Jones (ed.), Studies in the Architecture of Dalmatia and Corfu, 2001 [ISBN 0-958-577-420].
  • Boncompagno da Signa, The History of the Siege of Ancona, translated with a commentary by Andrew F. Stone, 2002 [ISBN 0-958-577-447].
  • John R. Melville-Jones, Venice and Thessalonica 1423-1430: the Venetian Documents, 2002 [ISBN88-8098-176-5].
  • John R. Melville-Jones, Venice and Thessalonica 1423-1430: the Greek Accounts, 2006
  • Niccolò Canussio, De Restitutione Patriae, translated with a commentary by Andrew F. Stone, 2005 [ISBN 88-8098-221-4].
  • Nicolò Luxardo De Franchi, Behind the Rocks of Zara (Dietro gli Scogli di Zara), Yanchep 2007.
  • Martin da Canal,  Les Estoires de Venise, translated with an introduction and commentary by Laura K. Morreale, 2009 (ISBN 978-88-8098-267-8).