Anonymous Short Chronicle of Lesbos
(216 words)

(Περί της Mυτιλήνης [About Mytilene])

early 15th century. Greece. An anonymous short genealogical narrative of the history of the GenoeseGattilusio dynasty, that ruled over the island of Lesbos and other islands of the northern Aegean from 1355 to 1462 from their base in Mytilene. The prose text, which is arranged in seven entries, must have been composed by a person close to the family not long after 1409, the date of the last entry, and probably before 1428, the year in which Jacopo Gattilusio died.…

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Nicolaou-Konnari, Angel, “Anonymous Short Chronicle of Lesbos”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001337>
First published online: 2016



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