The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative


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This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, the first verse chronicle to have been written in any European vernacular language, which provides an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the eve of the Second Crusade. Previous research has concentrated on the structure and sources of the work and emphasized its role as a Christian narrative of history, but this study shows that the Kaiserchronik does not simply illustrate a didactic ...

The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199656998