An Italian Complaint for the Death of Pierre de Lusignan

MacCracken, H. N.

The death of Pierre Ier de Lusignan, King of Cyprus and Jerusalem, on the I6th of January, 1369, aroused the fear and horror of Christendom as few assassinations have done. The poem of Nicolò di Scacchi which is here printed, I believe for the first time, is one of several efforts to portray in literature the genuine consternation roused not only in Italy, but in France and England as well, by the loss to the Christian powers of so staunch a defender of the faith.

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French and Romance Philology
Columbia University Press
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July 31, 2015


Source: / Bibliothèque nationale de France