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Oberrheinische Chronik
(376 words)

(Chronicle of the Upper Rhein)

early 14th century. Southern Germany or Switzerland. Anonymous world chronicle in the Allemanic dialect of Middle High German, and one of the oldest chronicles in German prose, possibly by a member of the Teutonic Order. The only surviving manuscript, Freiburg i. Br., UB, Hs. 473, is an early copy written from 1337 until before 1352. The chronicle fills the first 33 folios, including a series of additions of contemporary information by four later writers. The authors giv…

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Kundert, Ursula, “Oberrheinische Chronik”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01958>
First published online: 2016

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