Markiert: chronicles

Different roles of Empire(s) in the Universal Chronicle of Frutolf of Michelsberg († 1103): ‚Contemporary‘ observations, historical functions, philosophical and theological implications

Frutolf, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Michelsberg in Bamberg, wrote five years before his death in 1103 a universal or world chronicle of about 300 folios[i]. In this compilation we can trace more than 70 different sources which...

Letters in Frutolf’s Chronicle: Entertainment, Information, Authenticity

“No clear line can be drawn between the ‘historical’ and ‘literary’ aspects of medieval letters…and their worth as historical sources must always be evaluated in the light of their literary character.”1 “The great age of medieval letter writing, [collecting and...

Leeds anyone? An invitation to session 112 at the International Medieval Congress 2013 (1-4 July 2013)

Session 112 “Medieval Letters and Letter-Collections (1000-1500): A Pleasurable Reading?!” of this year’s International Medieval Congress in Leeds is organised by the Monumenta Germaniae Historica. It is devoted to medieval epistolography and addresses the IMC’s special thematic strand “Pleasure” on...