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Annales qui dicuntur Xantenses
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(So-called Annals of Xanten)

790-874. Germany. Latin monastic annals, probably written in the province of Cologne. Pertz called them Annales Xantenses on the grounds that the author describes devastation of the Abbey of Xanten, which he witnessed, but the exact place of origin is not known. Löwe suggests the the first part was written by Gerward, a royal librarian connected to monasteries at Lorsch and Ghent (fl. 845-60), while the author of the latter part was associated with Cologne. The Annales relate principal events in the Carolingian empire for the period 790-873. The…

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Spieralska, Beata, “Annales qui dicuntur Xantenses”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00152>
First published online: 2016



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