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This book presents a rough translation of the Annals of Fulda (AF) and focuses on the origins and authorship of AF. By the ninth century annals were one of the major vehicles for historical writing within the Frankish empire. AF offer the major narrative account of the east Frankish kingdom from the death of Louis the Pious down to the end of the ninth century. The surviving manuscripts are only an echo of what must once have been a much more extensive transmission, to judge by the use made of AF by a number of later annalists and compilers. For the years 714 to 830 the work is undoubtedly a compilation which draws on earlier annals, in particular on the Royal Frankish Annals and the Lorsch Frankish Chronicle, with occasional use of other smaller sets of annals and saints' lives.

The Annals of Fulda

Ninth-century histories, volume II

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