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Annales Altahenses
(303 words)

(Annals of Niederaltaich)

11th century. Germany. Royal annals from the Benedictine monastery at Niederaltaich, in the Diocese of Regensburg, with an entry for almost every year from 708-1073.

The work obviously falls into two parts. The first (708-1032) has only short notes, often as little as three words per entry, and in the early part is based heavily on the Annales Hildesheimenses, becoming more independent after 899. The second part (1033-73) has narrative entries of up to 1400 words in length (1065). This is one of the most important sources for the imperial history of the mid-11th c…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Annales Altahenses”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00112>
First published online: 2016

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