Part II: Chronicles Introduction to Part II A large proportion of evidence for heresy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries comes from chronicles, 1 but by the thirteenth century they do not loom quite so large in comparison to other genres (most obviously inquisitorial evidence). Nonetheless, and particularly for the earlier part of the thirteenth century, they provide evidence of events which are otherwise not visible to us. This is particularly the case with the prosecution of heresy in northern France, which has
Hartmann Schedel’s Liber Chronicarum (1493), better known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, pictures and describes world civilisations and illustrious individuals from Creation to 1493. Although its sources and circumstances of production have been extensively explored, the cultural significance of its many woodcut images has received far less attention. This preliminary study highlights relationships between images, audience and the humanist agenda of Schedel and his milieu by examining selected representations of cultural outsiders with reference to external illustrated genres that demonstrated the centrality of Others in German Christian culture. I argue that the Chronicle’s images of ‘foreign bodies’ harnessed their audience’s established fascination with monsters, wonders, witchcraft, Jews and the Ottoman Turks to advance the German humanist goal of elevating the position of Germania on the world historical stage and in so doing, contributed to the emerging idea of a German national identity.
Elizabethan chroniclers and parliament Chapter 6 Elizabethan chroniclers and parliament Ian W. Archer C hronicles, annalistic in form and eclectic in content, remained the dominant form of historical writing for much of Elizabeth’s reign, only displaced by the new humanist histories from the 1590s onwards. Through the prolific labours of John Stow chronicles were made available in varying formats and at different prices which broadened their audience. Chroniclers recycled material from each other, albeit with significant differences in selection and emphasis
, son of Count Otto-William of Burgundy, whose daughter Agnes was the queen’s mother. 174 Louis, count of Montbéliard. Cf. Bernold, Chronicle 1092, below p. 309. 175 John, cardinal bishop of Sabina; Pope Silvester
Archival anachrony When in the chronicle of wasted time I see descriptions of the fairest wights, And beauty making beautiful old rhyme In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights, Then in the blazon of sweet beauty’s best, Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow, I see
clergy and laity of Constance on 22 December. [Odo] made him a priest on the previous day, that is the feast of St Thomas, together with other clerks, among whom in the same ceremony he promoted the writer of these chronicles to the priesthood and granted him by apostolic authority the power to reconcile the penitent. 268 1085. King Herman celebrated Christmas [25 December
REGINO OF PRÜM’S CHRONICLE HERE BEGINS THE PREFACE TO THE FOLLOWING WORK To the lord Bishop Adalbero, 1 a man of the highest abilities distinguished in manifold ways through the pursuit of every type of philosophy, Regino, although the lowest of Christ’s worshippers, in all things most devoted
This book covers one of the most controversial and shocking episodes in medieval English history, the 'tyranny' and deposition of Richard II and the usurpation of the throne by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, who became King Henry IV. Richard's deposition was arguably the most portentous event in the political history of late medieval England. The book represents all the principal contemporary chronicles from the violently partisan Thomas Walsingham, chronicler of St Alban's Abbey, who saw Richard as a tyrant and murderer, to the indignant Dieulacres chronicler, who claimed that the 'innocent king' was tricked into surrender by his perjured barons. Of the three most substantial contemporary chronicles which cover the earlier part of Richard's reign, two cease before 1397: namely the Westminster Chronicle, which ends in 1394, and the Chronicon Henrici Knighton, which peters out in 1395. Fortunately, the third, the Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham, continues through the revolution of 1399 and well beyond, right up to 1420. The Lancastrian, French and Cistercian chronicles are the principal narrative accounts of the years 1397-1400, though they are not the only ones. The book focuses on the course of the Bolingbroke-Mowbray dispute, or his description of the early events of the 'Epiphany Rising'.
The Devil. 16 Bishop Bruno of Augsburg, 1006–29. For contemporary accounts of Bruno’s quarrels with his brother see Thietmar, Chronicle 5.32, 5.38, 6.2–3, pp. 257, 263, 277–8; trans. Warner (2001) , pp. 226, 230, 238–9. 17 Sulpicius Severus, Vita
HERE BEGINS THE PROLOGUE TO THE FOLLOWING CHRONICLE How happy that state, attests Cicero, which is ruled by the wise or whose rulers strive for wisdom, without which, it is plain, courage degenerates into mere foolhardiness. 1 We, therefore, ought more zealously to render thanks to God than other peoples, since the storms that hitherto shook us have