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Aachener Chronik
(242 words)

[Cronicon Aquense]

late 15th century. Germany. Town chronicle in High German, but with occasional Low German forms in the early sections, which may reflect a source. This anonymous prose text, possibly commissioned by the Aachen town council, runs from 770 to 1482. It is arranged annalistically, with entries for years, though the first four centuries are represented by just 13 brief entries. For the 14th century, some of the entries are out of order, suggesting a compilation of sources. From 1428 the entries become longer narrative units. While the earlier s…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Aachener Chronik”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00002>
First published online: 2016

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