Sächsische Weltchronik(630 words)

Frank Shaw

1260-1275. Germany. World chronicle in Middle Low German, with a High German version. The Sächsische Weltchronik (the title is Weiland's) is a world chronicle written - at least as regards the majority of the manuscripts, and apart from a 98-line High German verse prologue - in Low German prose. The author is unknown, previous attempts to identify him as Eike von Repgow, the author of the Sachsenspiegel, having been abandoned. Various sources are mentioned in the manuscripts themselves, but most of them can be traced back to the chronicle of Frutolf/Ekkehard. The date of composition …

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Frank Shaw. "Sächsische Weltchronik." Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Edited by: Graeme Dunphy. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 01 August 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopedia-of-the-medieval-chronicle/sachsische-weltchronik-SIM_02245>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004184640, 20101111

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