LAS MEMORIAS.DE LES HECHOS Y EMPRESAS DE LUIS UNDICIMO Y CARLOS OCTAVO

Commines, Philippe de (1445-1509)

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Reyes de Francia, traducidas de Frances con escolios propios don Ivan Vitrian.Presidente de la Espanola Cavellero del Orden de Calatrava. Translation. Avers (Antwerpen): J. Meursius, 1643. (14 lvs). 429 (1)., 15 lvs; (6) lvs., 477 (1) pp. (17) lvs. Folio. 2 vols. in 1 volume. Excellent copy of the first edition in Spanish of the memoirs of the reign of Louis XI and the Italian expedition of Charles VIII covering the final 30 years or so of the 15th century. In these memoirs, for the first time after the classical age, Commines became known as the father of modern history. This history is characterised by a hardheadedness and realism, e.g. his ridicule of chivalry and feudal warfare, in his preference for the diplomatic and subtle Louis to the headstrong and arrogant Charles, and his condemnation of ruse and indirection. Both Machiavelli and Guicciardini were in his debt. The other important fact is that this translation was made for a Spanish audience, and no doubt certain facts were interpreted differently. Palau 58239. Peeters-Fontainas 266. Bookseller Inventory #

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