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- Twinger, Jakob, von Konigshofen, 1346-1420
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Manuscript on paper of the A-recension of Twinger's Chronicle which was written in 1386. Chapter 1: History of the Ancient World, based on the Bible and classical sources (ff. 2r-32v); 2: History of the Roman Emperors from Julius Caesar to King Wenceslas (ff. 32v-101r); 3: History of the Popes (ff. 101v-135r); 4: History of the Bishops of Strasbourg (ff. 135v-158v); 5: History of Strasbourg and Alsace (ff. 159v-225v). With a short passage referring to the war of the Swiss in Alsace and the Black Forest in 1468, added in a later hand.
MS 421 belongs to the A-recension of Twinger's Chronicle which was written in 1386. MS 421 represents an abbreviated and earlier recension than that published in the printed text (C-recension); in addition to being in an abbreviated form, Chapter 5 contains a different sequence of text.
Written in a cursive book hand by a single scribe. Numerous annotations to the text in margins by a later hand.
- ff. 250 + ii : paper ; 272 x 200 (210 x 140) mm.
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- Beinecke MS 421
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Chronicle. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 421.
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