SPOILS OF THE POPE AND THE PIRATES, 1357 THE COMPLETE LEGAL DOSSIER FROM THE VATICAN ARCHIVES
Item #: 1000434
Published: Cambridge; Ames Foundation; 2014.
Series: AMES FOUNDATION PUBLICATIONS SERIES
Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY
Over the course of almost fifty years, the editors have pieced together from the vast archive of the Avignonese papacy fifty-four documents that tell the story of a shipwrecked pirate ship carrying treasure of the papal Camera at Avignon from the estate of a worldly bishop of Lisbon. The documents are edited in full in Latin, accompanied by English summaries. The editors have provided a brief introduction that tells the story more fully and gives guidance as to the many types of money that appear in the documents and to the different series of Vatican archives that they have used. There is a Bibliography, an extensive Index of Persons and Places, an Index of Topics, and a Glossary.