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FUMÉE, Martin.

The Historie of the Troubles of Hungarie:

containing the pitifull losse and ruine of that kingdome, and the warres happened there... betweene the Christians and Turkes.

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London, Felix Kyngston, 1600

This translation into English of Fumée's Histoire des troubles de Hongrie (1594) was made by Rooke Churche. In the dedication to Sir Robert Cecil the translator notes that he 'had been a travailer in this countrie of Hungarie', commenting that having 'translated some few notes out of this excellent Historie, I was requested by some of my good friends to take further paines in the whole'.

Fumée's chronicle charts the history of Hungary from the death of Louis II in 1526 onward, including the 150 year Turkish occupation which began with the fall of Buda Castle in 1541, with Habsburg rule in the north and west, and the independance of Transylvania following. Much of the content relates to conflict with the Turks and Suleiman's campaigns.

'Martin Fumée, squire of Mary le Chastel, a high-ranking French aristocrat, based his desciption of the battle of Mohács on the work of István Brodarics (1470-1539),

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First English edition, small folio (26.8 x 18.2 cm), [10], 356, [28] pp., lacking first blank leaf, contemporary mottled calf, speckled edges, minor staining, upper joint repaired, edges of binding slightly worn, a very good example.


Cf. Atabey 467; ESTC S121249; Horvath 18; STC 11487.

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