Chronicle of Amadi
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ca 1520. Italy. An anonymous chronicle in Italian prose with some Venetian traits, covering the history of Cyprus from the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius to the wedding of the king of Cyprus John II of Lusignan with Helena Palaiologina on 3 February 1441. Almost half of the narrative concerns the affairs of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and only after 1291 does the story focus on the Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus (1192-1489), as the sole heir to that of Jerusalem. The title Istoria del regno di Cipro, written by a later hand, appears on the first page of the text’s uniqu…

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Nicolaou-Konnari, Angel, “Chronicle of Amadi”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001333>
First published online: 2016



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