12th-Century History Books (Study Guide): Primary Chronicle, Gesta Danorum, Liber Eliensis, Gesta Principum Polonorum, Peterborough Chronicle

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9781155304366: 12th-Century History Books (Study Guide): Primary Chronicle, Gesta Danorum, Liber Eliensis, Gesta Principum Polonorum, Peterborough Chronicle

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 28. Chapters: Primary Chronicle, Gesta Danorum, Liber Eliensis, Topographia Hibernica, Gesta principum Polonorum, Peterborough Chronicle, Vita Sancti Niniani, Samguk Sagi, Alexiad, Historia Ecclesie Abbendonensis, Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib, Tale of Heiji, Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja, Annals of Tigernach, The Song of Dermot and the Earl, Historia Norwegiæ, Chronicon Lethrense, Chronicon Roskildense, Chronicon Scotorum, Chronica Naierensis, De Sanctimoniali de Wattun, Kaiserchronik, Liber ad honorem Augusti, Gesta Stephani, Annalista Saxo, Gesta Normannorum Ducum, Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris, Chronica Slavorum. Excerpt: The Liber Eliensis (sometimes Historia Eliensis or Book of Ely) is a 12th-century English chronicle and history, written in Latin. Composed in three books, it was written at Ely Abbey on the island of Ely in the fenlands of eastern Cambridgeshire. Ely Abbey became the cathedral of a newly formed bishopric in 1109. Traditionally the author of the anonymous work has been given as Richard or Thomas, two monks at Ely, one of whom, Richard, has been identified with an official of the monastery, but some historians hold that neither Richard nor Thomas was the author. The Liber covers the period from the founding of the abbey in 673 until the middle of the 12th century, building on a number of earlier historical works. It incorporates documents and stories of saints' lives and is a typical example of a kind of local history produced during the latter part of the 12th century, similar to a number of books written at other English monasteries. The longest of the contemporary local histories, it describes the devastation caused by the disorders during the reign of King Stephen as well an account of the career of Nigel, the Bishop of Ely from 1133 to 1169, and his disputes with King Steph...

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