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Chronicon Salernitanum
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974. Italy. Anonymous Salernitan chronicle in Latin. The Chronicon Salernitanum covers Langobard history in southern Italy up to the year 974, mainly in the Duchies of Benevento and Salerno.

The chronicle does not have a dedication or a preface. Instead, it begins with two lists. The first is a list of Langobard rulers from the 6th century to Desiderius, followed by the Carolingians, and ending with the Ottonian dynasty. The second list contains the princes of Benevento from the 6th century to Radelchis II (ca. 900). The main body of the chronicle begins with fragments of the Liber Pontific…

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Müller, Sebastian, “Chronicon Salernitanum”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00651>
First published online: 2016

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