Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Chronica majora
(1,187 words)

‘The great chronicle’

Matthew Paris

Date: Approximately 1240-59

Original Language: Latin


In his Chronica majora Matthew reworks the Flores historiarum of Roger Wendover, and continues it from 1235. For history prior to 1236, he simply abridges and copies from other monastic annals and chronicles, but in its coverage of the period from 1235 to 1259 his chronicle gives a detailed account of the events of his own li…

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Luchitskaya, Svetlana, “ Chronica majora”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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