Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle

Get access

Eulogium historiarum sive temporis
(350 words)

[Chronicon ab orbe condito usque ad annum domini M.CCC.LXVI; Eulogium temporis]

mid-14th century. England. A lengthy universal chronicle from the Creation to 1366 in Latin prose, drawn from various sources, some listed in a proem; probably written by a monk (to whom different names have been attached, although internal evidence suggests Thomas) at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire. Five books cover biblical and secular history, with some geography and a monastic chronology. The first runs from the creation to the ascension, based mainly on the Historia Scholastica of Peter Comestor and R…

Cite this page
Murdoch, Brian and Ruch,Lisa M., “Eulogium historiarum sive temporis”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00967>
First published online: 2016



▲   Back to top   ▲