Manuscript Monday: LJS 59 – Dogale issued by Doge Leonardo to Paolo Nani

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 59, Dogale, issued by Doge Leonardo to Paolo Nani, podestà and capitaneus of Treviso. This manuscript was written in Venice in 1517, in Latin and Italian. It is a commission from Leonardo Loredan, doge of Venice, addressed to Paolo Nani, concerning Nani’s duties, rights, and obligations while holding the positions of podestà (civil administrator) and capitaneus (military commander) of Treviso, a mainland community north of Venice under Venetian control.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.


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