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Chronicon Suevicum universale
(388 words)

[Schwäbische Weltchronik]

ca 1045. Southern Germany. Latin chronicle of the world history composed in annalistic order probably by anonymous monk from Reichenau monastery. An older view linking the text with St. Gallen has been discredited.

Known also as the Epitome Sangallense or Reichenauer Weltchronik, the Chronica Suevicum universale is annalistically conceived, without properly developed narration. The text encompasses the history of the world from the Creation until 1043. In its earlier part it remains a brief extract from sources, which are not particularly diverse (Bede…

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Tomaszek, Michal, “Chronicon Suevicum universale”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00660>
First published online: 2016

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