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Chronica de sex aetatibus mundi
(726 words)

(Chronicles of the six ages of the world)

A title, with some variation, given to a number of independent Latin chronicles based on the concept of the six ages of the world developed by Augustine of Hippo , and usually drawing directly from Isidore of Seville (Etymologiae, V.xxxviii-xxxix, Chronica maiora) and Bede .

Chronica de sex aetatibus mundi is , in fact, an alternative title for Bede’s substantial Chronica maiora that begins in chapter lxvi of his De temporum ratione, as well as the title given in Karlsruhe, LB, cod. 175 to the Chronicon of Hermann of Reichenau (Hermannus Augiensis).


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Kennedy, Edward Donald, “Chronica de sex aetatibus mundi”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001349>
First published online: 2016

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