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Re: Problems with positing the Papi in the ur-Tarot

First of all, I of course do not misunderstand your premise that tarot was invented elsewhere and came to Piedmont-Savoy, but rather you are assuming that a card playing rule existing in two different places (the other being Bologna) somehow proves the universality and antiquity of that (Papi) rule ...

Re: The "equal papi" rule in the context of medieval Italy

Then the emperor-elect was Wenceslaus, who didn't go to Rome, was deposed 1400 [corrected from "1390"], a deposition not accepted by Wenceslaus. His successor was Rupert, the pope's choice as well as the electors', but who wanted to conquer Lombardy on the way to Rome , did not succeed and died 141...

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