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Cölner Jahrbücher
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15th century. Germany. The Cölner Jahrbücher are annals about the history of Cologne, the region around it, and the Empire, written in the Ripuarian dialect of Low German and covering the period from the 3rd century onwards.

Most of the entries are introduced by the formula In den ia(i)ren vns herren [year] + [saint of the day] or In deim selven iare; sometimes with Item (recension B) or with Dato anno domini  (recension D), followed by the event. The language is plain: the syntax is mainly paratactic with short syndetic coordinates or simple secondary clauses. In …

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Di Venosa, Elena, “Cölner Jahrbücher”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001387>
First published online: 2016

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