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Traces can also be seen, especially on the recto, of the work of an eleventh century corrector, who not only added some ill advised and erroneous improvements to the text, but also inserted some interlinear glosses on the dramatis personae of the narrative. Adela added it Jan 14, Nov 22, Miriam rated it it was amazing Shelves: On the inside of the back cover: The pricking lies along the outer margin of each folio, and the lines run between the inner margins.

Chronicle of Fredegar

A seventeenth century edition of it by De la Bigne may have been based on an independent manuscript but if so that is now lost. Ce livre appartient a Ragonde bachellier. Fredegarium filium Wicherii habuit Walah: As will be seen in the section of this book dealing with the manuscript transmission, Paris BN lat.

Brief Tironian notes in two separate hands may be seen on folios 63v, 79, v very faint, v, v and v. Gallen and Reichenau manuscripts, and to a geographical home, if not as closely defined, then within the same general region.

Fredegar Chronicle – Brill Reference

Class 4 manuscripts are divided into three books. The scribal note on f. Log In Sign Up. There are thus no real grounds for believing he himself was a native of the Transjura.

This editor does not seem to have been able or willing to try to resolve the confusion over fredegae the components were books or separate chronicles or the discrepancies in numbering. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For Fredegar as a source for diplomatic history of the period see P.


Jahrhundert Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, Si quis ei abstulerit, maledictus sit ex Patre et Filio et Spiritu sancto. The 90 chapters in the fourth book contain details of events concerning the Burgundian court.

Ffedegar are sixty two chapters in fresegar list and they extend to include the section of tales relating to Theoderic and Justinian chapters 57 to Thus the Visigothic king Sisebut’s good nature is illustrated by his exclaiming: Both stop 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.

It is quite possible that the heavy emphasis in the period on events in Burgundy is a reflection of the set of Burgundian chronilce that some scholars have seen as underlying this section of the narrative. Such an approach could only be sustained by ignoring the wider changes that had been made to its contents and structure, because these clearly indicate that this eighth century version is not just a copy of the seventh century original with no more than a chronological extension of its concluding narrative.

Jerome, Hydatius, ‘a certain wise man’, Isidore, and Gregory. Finally, as a chronicle that itself extended from Creation up to the early seventh century, it duplicated much that Fredegar had already covered in his borrowings from other sources. Les Antiquitez gauloises et francoises augmentees de trois livres contenans les choses advenues en Gaule et en France jusques en l’an de Jesus Christ, recueillies par M.

It is known from its preface that Jonas wrote his account of Columbanus d. The initial folio is labelled A; thereafter they are numbered from 1 towith two numbers and being used twice.

However, it is clear that Fredegar did not include it unthinkingly or just because it came with the Eusebius-Jerome-Hydatius chronicle in the manuscript he was copying from.

Type of Item Manuscripts. The problems here, if this understanding is correct, reside in the references to quidam sapiens The ‘Historia Epitomata’ Third Book of the ‘Chronicle’ of Fredegar: In general the evidence seems to suggest that Fredegar himself intended a dividing up of the contents of the compilation into four or more likely five books, but this was never completed.


Fredegar did not share the kind of concerns expressed by Bede in the preface to his Historia Ecclesiastica about the need to guarantee the authenticity of his narrative.

Hellmann identified what he saw as lexical and structural features that were distinctive of his two authors, citing passages of text in support of his contentions. So, while there is definite evidence of a proposed five book organisation of the contents, the archetype of these manuscripts must have been even less clear than MS Paris BN lat. No quire marks or numbers are visible. Sullivanpp. The date and place of origin suggested here for MS Berlin, Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Phillipps in note 4 are both wrong.

Of Grimoald he has effectively three things to say. The first 49 chapters of the second book contain extracts from Jerome’s Latin translation of the Chronicle of Eusebius.


That Fredegar was actively interested in collecting and adding further lists to those he found in his copy of the Chdonicle Generationis, even when this already contained equivalent chronocle, can be seen from the way he included fredeggar such items between the conclusion of the latter and the start of the Eusebius- 97 Fredegar, ed. Michael Grogan marked it as to-read Oct 22, His Spanish accounts tend, not very surprisingly, to be concerned with royal successions; though Fredegar could pick up interesting incidental details, such as the advanced age of king Chindasuinthwho was said to be ninety at the time of his death.

Peter to Theodore Another stub may be seen between ff. MS Paris BN lat. Monumenta Germaniae Historica Studien und Texte vol. Attempts will be made here at least to review the current state of the arguments relating to these and other related areas of enquiry. G F Fredegarii hystoria Francorum q.