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Chronica monasterii S. Aegidii in Nurenbergk
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ca. 1460. Chronicle in Latin with several vernacular insertions about the reform of the monastery of St. Aegidius in Nuremberg. Written by a German monk of the monastery several decades after the exclusion of the Irish monks (the Scoti) from St. Aegidius, the chronicle is both a vindication of this replacement and a celebration of the Observant reform movement. In the formal preamble, the unknown author informs the reader of his primary purpose: he wants to record the circumstances that led to the substitution of the Irish Benedic…

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Wegener, Lydia, “Chronica monasterii S. Aegidii in Nurenbergk”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_COM_191865>
First published online: 2016

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