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Chronicon monasterii Oberriedt in Silva Nigra
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Mid-16th century. Germany. Short Latin chronicle of the monastary in Oberried, in the southern part of the Black Forest (Germany). The monks of Oberried were Hermits of Saint William, an order which produced very little historical writing. The Chronicon covers the years 1235 to 1523, detailing the monastery’s history from its foundation up to pre-Reformation days. For the early period of the monastery, the Chronicon is almost the only source preserved.

The surviving text of the chronicle is a fragment consisting of fifteen rather short chapters. Chapters 2-6 and 9 …

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Kottmann, Carsten, “Chronicon monasterii Oberriedt in Silva Nigra”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001383>
First published online: 2016

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