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 Chronica Visegothorum

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Author(s): Deswarte, Thomas
Adefonsi Tertii Chronica, Chronicon SebastianiChronicle of Alphonso III (Version ‘Rotensis’, ‘Rotense’ or ‘Barbare’. Version ‘Ovetensis’, ‘Ovetense’, ‘Ad Sebastianum’ or ‘Erudite’), Chronicle of Alphonso III Alfonso III (author or patron) Date: This chronicle, which runs until the death of Ordoño I in 866, was perhaps undertaken at this ruler’s instigation (Gil, Crónicas asturianas, pp. 74-75). Sánchez Albornoz (‘¿Una crónica asturiana perdida?’) suggests that it was inspired by a lost chronicle from the end of the 8th…

Alfonso III (author or patron)

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Author(s): Deswarte, Thomas
The Chronicle of Alfonso III Date of Birth: c. 848 Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: 20 December 910 Place of Death: Zamora Biography The two versions of this chronicle (Rotensis and Ovetensis) are the work of either Alfonso III of Oviedo or a member of his entourage. According to Gómez Moreno (‘Las primeras crónicas’) and Sánchez Albornoz (‘La redacción original’), the king himself wrote the Rotensis version. Díaz y Díaz (‘La Historiografía hispana’, p. 228), on the other hand, believes that Alfonso wrote the Ovetensis. It is currently believed that Alfonso was the instigato…

Unknown authors

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Author(s): Deswarte, Thomas
The Chronicle of Albelda and the Prophetic chronicle Date of Birth: Unknown, probably 9th c. Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown, probably late 9th c. Place of Death: Unknown Biography The author of the Chronicle of Albeda was a cleric or a monk from the entourage of Alphonse III of Oviedo (866-910). Gómez Moreno identifies him as a monk from Monte Laturce (‘Las primeras crónicas’, 565-70), but Sánchez Albornoz argues against this (‘El autor de la Crónica’). A particular cluster of texts within the Chronicle of Albelda is conventionally identified as the Prophetic chronicle. Th…

 Chronica Albendensia, Epitome Ovetensis, Crónica Albeldense

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Author(s): Deswarte, Thomas
The Chronicle of Albelda, The Prophetic Chronicle Unknown authors Date: The author of the Chronicle of Albeda was a cleric or a monk from the entourage of Alphonse III of Oviedo (866-910). Gómez Moreno identifies him as a monk from Monte Laturce (‘Las primeras crónicas’, 565-70), but Sánchez Albornoz argues against this (‘El autor de la Crónica’). Original Language: Latin Description The Chronicle of Albelda, or Liber Cronice, is a universal history which forms a heterogenic whole, made up of writings of diverse origins and genres. After a series of short geogr…