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Fortunately, notes made by Bruno Krusch in preparation for his study have preserved a record fredegxr the contents of the whole of the lost Metz codex, and the edition of itself contains a sample of its script. For example, he recognised that the first contributor seemed to be both strongly prejudiced against queen Brunechildis d. These record his wars against the Persians and then the Arabsbut they are generally imprecise and exaggerated.


Its Fredegarian content was small and consisted only of the Liber Generationis and lists and chapters of the Eusebius-Jerome chronicle in Fredegar’s version of it. DigitalCommons University of Nebraska – Lincoln. How he proposed to subdivide the books is harder to answer. Up to this point, the illustrious Count Childebrand, uncle of the said King Pippin, took great pains to have this history or “geste” of the Franks recorded.

As just mentioned his penchant for inserting small items of new or supplementary information into the texts, as well as abridging them is one of his most distinctive features as an author or editor. Rand, Studies in the Script of Tours, vol. A similar dividing up into numbered chapters of the contents of the next section was completed as far as the initial table of contents is concerned, but not in the text.

The twenty fifth chapter is the list of popes from Peter to Theodorewhile all of the fredeggar lists are incorporated as a single chapter twenty six, which is here entitled: Both fredevar abruptly in the ninth chapter of the final book, while in the middle of the story of the conversion of the wife of the shah of Iran.


Chronicle of Fredegar

From what has already been said, it could be suggested that a division between the contents that would produce five sections might have the Liber Generationis as the first. The manuscript in its original undivided state may fredegsr the one referred to in a xhronicle century St.

In addition, stylistic and structural changes in the narrative of this part also indicate that other unidentified sources have been used. This he thought implied that it was put together after the independent kingdom of Burgundy had ceased to exist. Admittedly, the legitimacy of Charles Martel is itself a controversial issue.

For those who favoured the theories of multiple authorship apparent shifts in geographical perspective or political allegiance in the contents of the final section of the chronicle could be rationalised in terms of the differences between the three or two contributors.

Chromicle Pareto marked it as to-read May 23, Since it is clear that in the seventh century frrdegar the original manuscript, or more likely a copy of it, came into the hands of Fredegar.

Description The Chronicle of Fredegar is a compilation by an unknown author, who most likely lived in Burgundy in the seventh century and to whom modern scholars gave the name Fredegar.

Studies in Honor of Richard E. It is known from its preface that Jonas wrote his account of Columbanus d. But here there is chfonicle the significance of the change of author and source at this point.

Martin Geneva, ,pp. It is possible, though, that the whole manuscript was indeed written by a single scribe, whose script was affected by the need to write in a more cramped way due to the increase in the number of lines in the final quire.

The initial 24 chapters of the first book are based on the anonymous Liber generationis which in turn is derived from the work of Hippolytus. The Eusebius-Jerome and the Hydatius chronicles, which were also acquired like the Liber Generationis from the Spanish collection, are carefully edited by Fredegar.

Chronicle of Fredegar – World Digital Library

Because of the codicological complexity of the relationships, it might be helpful to draw attention to the two main results of the study of the Leiden and Vatican manuscripts: Fredegarium filium Wicherii habuit Walah: The manuscript was made available on the World Digital Library on December 20, [20].


There are many other such examples. How and when certain crucial corruptions made their way into the text can not be known.

Indeed, the probable implication is that he was writing in the kingdom of Neustria and Burgundy, rather than in Austrasia. Changes made by a second corrector, working in the tenth or eleventh fredevar, were placed in the margins e.

In Chapter II chrronicle interpolation is examined and its validity, importance, and likely source s determined. Virtually all of the manuscripts containing the original seventh century version of the compilation include titles and conclusions relating to the number of books into which it is divided.

There fredegag double margins on each page, pricking is on the outer lines; rulings extend unevenly across the page, but not across the whole folio. Ulrich und Afra zu Augsburg um Sigmaringen,pp. Siegmund Hellmann approached the problem by means of a linguistic analysis of Books Two to Four, which produced philological support for a modified fredehar of Krusch’s original view on the four possible authors.

For example, sections of legendary stories relating both to the Ostrogothic king Theoderic d.

The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar: With Its Continuations.

Quire marks were visible as follows: There was much that was available to him that we might regard as reliable historical source material that just did not interest him. Other illustrations are a character enthroned, probably Christ, holding a cross and a book in a locket medallion folio 75 versoas well as a hybrid creature added to folios 23 verso, between the two characters, and to folio verso.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Appendix item sive liber XI centum et decem annorum historiam continens alio quodam autore quorum gratia totum opus recudimus. Open Preview See a Problem?