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Konstanzer Jahrgeschichten
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15th century. Southern Germany. A short annalistic record in German consisting of notes mainly on the history of the town of Konstanz. The notes begin with the year 1256 when bruoder Berchtold, the renowned Franciscan Berthold von Regensburg, preached in Konstanz for the first time and end, in most manuscripts, in 1388, with an account about a huge fire in Konstanz and Stadelhofen, a town nearby.

The title Konstanzer Jahrgeschichten is not original but derives from Franz Josef Mone, the editor of the record. The text survives in twelve manuscripts, eleven of whic…

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Serif, Ina, “Konstanzer Jahrgeschichten”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001450>
First published online: 2016

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