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Early 16th century. Germany. The Peutinger-Chronik is a German vernacular town chronicle from Augsburg, probably authored by Conrad Peutinger (1465-1547), Augsburg’s town clerk and humanist. The chronicle begins with a biblical chronology (possibly influenced by Erhard Wahraus) but mostly covers the period from the beginning of the 14th century to 1513. The chronicle clearly illustrates that, even for the 14th century, chroniclers of the 16th century had much more information at their disposal than is available to us, although the compiling principle is the …

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Adrian, Dominique, “Peutinger-Chronik”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_COM_191856>
First published online: 2016

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