Chronicle
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1. Form

The term chronicle usually denotes a continuous, linear historical narrative with a relatively clearly defined focus. In the early modern period, most chronicles were related to a person, geographical area, or institution, e.g. village chronicles, municiple chronicles (Chronicle, town), territorial chronicles, family chronicles, dynastic chronicles (Dynastic history), church chronicles, episcopal chronicles, and chronicles of orders. Sometimes chronicle also meant the overa…

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Riegg, Ernst, “Chronicle”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018077>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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