A VENETIAN MEMORANDUM OF THE POWER AND REVENUES OF THIS STATES OF EUROPE IN 1420's

["Statistical Documents of the Middle Ages,"  Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History, Dana Carleton Munro, ed., vol. 3, no. 2 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1907), pp. 13-18].

The memorandum here quoted is by an unknown hand. It was affixed to the document from which Muratori derives his information before 1450. It may be regarded in the light of a contemporary estimate of the relative strength of European nations. The excellent system of reports by which the Venetian ambassadors kept the home government informed as to the doings of foreign powers is a guaranty that the statement represents the best available information. The section relating to Venice naturally assumes a higher degree of probability. While in some respects it is vague and indefinite it yet gives us an excellent idea of the budget of receipts of that commonwealth.
 

Income of all the Christian powers and what they are able to do.

Power of the Infidel Monarchs.

Revenues of some Christian princes in the year 1423.

Revenues of our signory on the main-land and the cost of these domains.

Other extraordinary revenues.