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Chronicon Brunwylarense
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16th century. Germany. A Latin chronicle from Brauweiler abbey, diocese of Cologne. The Chronicon Brunwylarense offers a rich and reliable history of the abbey, the region and the Empire for the years 1030-1525. The text also records the monks’ everyday life and is rich in details about the disputes between the laity and the monastic world and about the economic difficulties of the 13th century. Some unedifying events are mentioned only briefly in order not to damage the good reputation of the monastery. We can also find curious stories such as the one abou…

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Di Venosa, Elena, “Chronicon Brunwylarense”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001385>
First published online: 2016

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