News from Negroponte: Politics, Popular Opinion, and Information Exchange in the First Decade of the Italian Press?*

  title={News from Negroponte: Politics, Popular Opinion, and Information Exchange in the First Decade of the Italian Press?*},
  author={Margaret Meserve},
  journal={Renaissance Quarterly},
  pages={440 - 480}
The fall of Negroponte to the Turks in 1470 was one of the first events in European history to be recorded in print. This article examines a little-known cluster of more than a dozen texts published in the months after the colony’s fall by some of the earliest printers to work in Italy. These editions did not “break” the news to the Italian public but rather offered analysis and commentary to an already well-informed readership. Some catered to contemporary demands for vernacular political… 
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