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Ursprung der Stadt Mainz
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(Origins of the city of Mainz)

second half of the 14th / beginning 15th century. Germany. This brief High German account is a fictional representation of the origins of Mainz and some important incidents in the city's history. It begins with the foundation of the city of Trier as the first city in Europe after the flood by an Asian prince Treverus in 1603 bc, and describes the foundation of Mainz by twelve 'masters' from Trier, who are characterised as wise magicians. The text digresses for the funeral of the emperor Drusus, whom it presents as a Dutscher man (a German man) who was buried in…

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Hammer, Andreas, “Ursprung der Stadt Mainz”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02468>
First published online: 2016

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