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Anonyme Chronik der Reformationszeit
(243 words)

1525-26. Switzerland. A chronicle of the Reformation period written by an unknown resident of Basel, supposedly a clergyman. Composed in an annalistic style, the German vernacular text relates the events between 1521 and 1526 from a Catholic perspective.

Influenced by the peasants' uprisings in 1525, the chronicler narrates the events that occurred in recent years, such as the political changes in Basel and the conflicts surrounding the French payments to the Swiss (Pensionen) in 1521, the Reformation in Zürich and the first reform movements in Basel in 1523 and 152…

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Tomaszewski, Marco, “Anonyme Chronik der Reformationszeit”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001448>
First published online: 2016

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