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Re: Earliest diffusion of tarot from Florence to Venice?

In general, when quoting translations of documents, it is safest to include the original language as well, if it is available, especially in my case, as I am a total amateur, and no expert on 15th century Venetian dialect! ...Of late, I fear, I have not even been looking at THF, because then I woul...

Re: Anghiari Deck debate

Huck wrote, Giusto's version about these days… There's a festivity, cause the news comes, that Sforza had a big victory at Soncino. The festivities about the Anghiari victory take not much more words. To a degree I suppose we all see what we want to see, but come on – Giusti uses the exact same frea...

Re: Earliest diffusion of tarot from Florence to Venice?

Huck, I’m not sure why you interjected the problem of paper supply, but the Venetian edict was very clear on what the perceived problem was and it wasn’t paper: the local decline of the “art and mystery [I believe this word should read trade ] of making cards and printed figures.” The relevant quest...

Earliest diffusion of tarot from Florence to Venice?

In one of the numerous pieces of scholarship recently produced/e-published by LeTarot (and tr. By Michael H) and posted here under Huck’s “News” thread, this one reproducing a Venetian law seems relevant to the problem of the diffusion of the earliest tarot: MCCCCXLI, on the XI. October. Whereas the...

Re: Anghiari Deck debate

Some photos of Anghiari: Italy 2013 617.JPG Italy 2013 625.JPG Italy 2013 659.JPG Not sure how accurate this is that Florentine families had their arms displayed at the battle, but another photo of the diorama in the civic museum showing the the Albizzi coat of arms on a flag (the concentric circles...

Re: Anghiari Deck debate: Giusti

Of course the most important witness to the events surrounding Angier is the notary Giusti Giusto whom commissioned the triumph deck for Malatesta. His journal reference does not shine a definitive light on the origins of tarot, but we can certainly move past the notion that he was just a notary who...

Re: Anghiari Deck debate

More info on Dati's work, Trophaeum Anglaricum (c. 1443): The author, Leonardo Dati (1401-77), was a young Florentine humanist badly in need of a job; he dedicated the poem to the cardinal, who is of course given all the credit for the victory over Niccolo Piccinnino. Lodovico’s initial caution is p...

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