[English State Letters written to the Grand Duke of Tuscany between 1649 and 1659 and translated into Latin by John Milton]. Between 1652 and 1659 the English Council of State, the Parliament, and Oliver and Richard Cromwell wrote to the Grand Duke of Tuscany at least twenty official letters. Twelve of these letters were certainly translated by John Milton, who was secretary for foreign languages for the Council of State. For most of the letters of State translated into Latin by Milton, there are the English minutes prepared by the Council of State and the Latin copies available in manuscript or in the printed edition of 1676. Until now, only the original of one of these 12 letters was known. This article, which presents in an appendix the texts of all the English State letters written to the Grand Duke of Tuscany between 1652 and 1659, indicates for the first time the location of the originals of seven of these letters translated by Milton and preserved at the State Archives of Florence. In addition to providing a detailed reconstruction of the available sources, the article briefly reconstructs the history of diplomatic, political, and economic relations between Tuscany and England in these years and also discusses some aspects of the English attitude toward Medicean Tuscany.
|Titolo:||Le lettere di stato inglesi scritte al granduca di Toscana tra il 1649 e il 1659 e tradotte in latino da John Milton|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|