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Ottonian Germany The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg

by Thietmar of Merseburg

Part of the Manchester Medieval Sources Series

Ottonian Germany The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg Synopsis

The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg has long been recognised as one of the most important sources for the history of the tenth and early eleventh centuries, especially for the history of the Ottonian Empire. Thietmar's testimony also has special value because of his geographical location, in eastern Saxony, on the boundary between German and Slavic cultures. He is arguably the single most important witness to the early history of Poland, and his detailed descriptions of Slavic folklore are the earliest on record. This is a very important source in the medieval period, translated here in its entirety for the first time. It relates to an area of medieval studies generally dominated by German scholars, in which Anglo-phone scholars are beginning to make a substantial contribution. -- .

Ottonian Germany The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg Press Reviews

Warner's accomplishment is considerable...making an unfamiliar, but important, source accessible and engaging. --Mathew Kuefler, The Historian Everyone interested in medieval Germany should be grateful to Warner for making this crucial chronicle readily accessible to an Anglo-phone audience. -- Central European History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719049262
Publication date: 17th May 2001
Author: Thietmar of Merseburg
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history,

About Thietmar of Merseburg

David A. Warner is Associate Professor of History at the Rhode Island School of Design -- .

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