This eight-volume set of summaries of state documents (commemoriali) of the Republic of Venice, compiled and edited by Riccardo Predelli (1842-1909), appeared between 1876 and 1914 as part of a wider series, 'Monumenti Storici', devoted to publishing the content of the nine-hundred-year-old archives of Venice at a time when the original documents seemed in danger of being lost through decay. Predelli notes in his preface that a similar concern was expressed by Doge Iacopo Tiepolo, who in 1248 ordered a commission to sort and codify the legal statutes of the city, which were in complete confusion. The works, arranged roughly in chronological order, provide summaries (and sometimes complete documents) of the political, diplomatic, commercial and legal activities of the Republic. Volume 8, completed after Predelli's death by Pietro Bosmin and published in 1914, contains books 29-33 of the Commemoriali, covering the period from the 1570s to 1787.
Table of Contents
Prefazione; Del libro ventesimo nono dei commemoriali (MDLXXVI-MDCCI) regesti; Del libro trentesimo dei commemoriali (MDCXCVIII-MDCCIV) regesti; Del libro trentesimo primo dei commemoriali (MCCCCXC-MDCCLV) regesti; Del libro trentesimo secondo dei commemoriali (MDCCLV-MDCCLXXII) regesti; Del libro trentesimo terzo dei commemoriali (MDCCLXXIII-MDCCLXXXVII) regesti; Indice.