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Sächsische Weltchronik
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(Saxonian World Chronicle)

1230 (Rezension B 1240; Rezension C 1260-1275). Germany. World chronicle in Middle Low German, with High German versions. The Sächsische Weltchronik (the title is Weiland's – the manuscripts mostly have kronik/cronica or römische kronik) is a world chronicle from the beginning of the world (Genesis 1,1ff.) to the time of writing, or sometimes to the fifteen signs before doomsday.

The authorship and origin of the works are still matters of scholarly controversy. In many manuscripts, the prose text is preceded by a prologue in vers…

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Shaw, Frank and Wolf, Jürgen, “Sächsische Weltchronik”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 10 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02245>
First published online: 2016

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