Cambridge Core – Regional History Before – Chronica majora – by Matthew Paris / edited by Henry Richards Luard. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Henry Richards Luard, ed., Matthaei Parisiensis, monachi Sancti Albani, Chronica Majora. Volume 3. A.D. to A.D. () (Internet Archive – Text.

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Chronica Majora – Wikipedia

In its final form, it is a monumental work extending to seven tomes in the Rolls Series edition. Writing History in the Middle Ages 4 York,pp. Please report any problems to p.

Corpus 26 known as MS A has the text of Chronica maiora from Creation down to the end of the year ; Corpus 16 known as B has the text from to ; and the third volume, Royal Matthew Paris, Chronica majpraed.

Lloyd, 4— Golding sedsThe Cloister and the World: The calendar on folio majlra rv of Corpus 26 also contains many feasts which seldom celebrated beyond the abbey and its dependencies, such as that of the Invention of St Oswine 10 Marchthat of the Invention of St Amphibalus and his Companions 25 June and that of the Natalis of St Oswine 20 August.


The three books were used as the key witnesses for H. Focused though it is on English history and the majorx and reputation of St Albans Abbey, Chronica maiora is another example of the trend towards exhaustiveness.

It was built on the work of an earlier St Albans historian, Roger of Wendover d. Luard, Rolls Series 57, 7 vols.

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Department of History, Lancaster University Disclaimer: As well as continuing it down to the end of the s, Paris added much more material to earlier sections of this compilation. Monastic Life in the Thirteenth-Century Gloucester, The many marginal images, such as that for the wreck of the White Ship Corpus 26, fol.

The practice of using symbols or simplified images in the margin as visual cues chroniac the reader seems to have been invented or introduced into England? A superb illustrator as well as a fine writer, Matthew Paris d. In Corpus 16 various leaves have been lost: Among the many illustrated sections, the itinerary for a journey from London to the Chronlca Land on folios i—iv of Corpus 16 comprises a particularly striking effort to present information in a diagrammatic form, although the leaves are much damaged.


There are, likewise, similar repairs in Corpus 26, where the inserted leaves are now paged as folios 8r—10v, 16r—16v, 19r—19v, and r—v. This site was designed by Dr Paul Hayward. VII known as Rhas the remainder of the work —9 fols.