- Falconieri, Tommaso di Carpegna.
The Man who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill., 2008, Cloth, , First Edition, ISBN 0226145255 , Fine /Very Good
xi, 220 pp., map, genealogical charts. Uomo che si credeva re di Francia translated by William McCuaig. Fine in a very good dj with only slight wear. Contents: Preface (2005); Preface to the American Edition (2008); Translator's note; Map of Europe in 1360; Chapter I: At Rome; II: At Siena; III: In the East; IV: In the West; V: In Prison; VI: Giannino in History, Legend, and Literature; App. I: The Direct Capetian Line; App. II: The Angevins of Naples and Hungary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. "Giannino's story is so absurd that it has been considered a literary invention, like the Novella del Grasso igna uolo (The Tale of Grasso the Woodworker) or Pirandello's Enrico IV. Nevertheless, just as it is certain that Giannino was not the king of France (because, apart from anything else, he never succeeded in becoming so), it is likewise certain that a Sienese merchant who claimed the Capetian crown for himself really did exist."--from the Preface