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Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum Rhenense
(155 words)

15th century. Germany (Rhineland). This prose work, written in Latin, combines the history of the popes and the emperors up until the year 1429, beginning with Innocent III and Friedrich II. The text survives in one manuscript, Gießen, Univ.bibl., ms. 177, fol. 224v-240v.  As the last five sheets have been cut out, the chronicle ends in the middle of a sentence with Ruprecht I. Instead of providing separate lists or chapters for either the popes or the emperors, the work alternates between ecclesiastical and secular leaders, which leads…

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Serif, Ina, “Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum Rhenense”, 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_001470>
First published online: 2016

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