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Ottonian Germany The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg by Thietmar of Merseburg

Ottonian Germany The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg

Part of the Manchester Medieval Sources Series


Ottonian Germany The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg by Thietmar of Merseburg

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. -- .


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

About the Author

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

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Publication date

17th May 2001


Thietmar of Merseburg

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Manchester University Press


432 pages


European history
Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500
Social & cultural history



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