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Älteste Chronik der Stadt Thorn
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ca. 1550-1593. Prussia. The chronicle is a German-language account of the history of Toruń from 1350 to 1528, with a continuation by a second author to 1593. It exists in two versions.

The content of the first version can be subdivided into three parts: a city chronicle from 1350 to 1410, excerpts from local history, mainly relating to the Teutonic Order and its wars, and further development of the city chronicle from 1411 to 1528. The sources for the city history are mainly the deeds and acts of the city’s government such as the Liber Senatus and the Ratsbuch, and give a vivid account of da…

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Fischer, Mary, “Älteste Chronik der Stadt Thorn”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001409>
First published online: 2016

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