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Annalista Saxo
(258 words)

12th century. Germany. A monk at the Benedictine monastery of Nienburg and author of a Latin imperial chronicle from Carolingian times. The anonymous was given the tag "Annalista Saxo" by the philosopher and polymath Gottfried Leibnitz when he was gathering material for a history of the House of Hanover. Attempts to identify the author as Arnold von Berge und Nienburg have been abandoned.

Written in the years 1148-52, the chronicle provides a broad account of German and European history over a period of four hundred years. The surviving text covers the year…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Annalista Saxo”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000467>
First published online: 2016

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