The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar: With its Continuations. (Medieval Clasics) (Bk. 4) [J.M. Wallace-Hadrill] on *FREE* shipping on. century that he was so called, though Fredegar is an authentic. Prankish name. He left behind him what, in a word, may be called a chronicle; and it is because. The fourth book of the Chronicle of Fredegar: with its continuations / translated from the Latin with introduction and notes by J. M. Wallace-Hadrill.

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This difference and the fact that Paul was clearly ignorant of Fredegar’s Italian information helps confirm that he did not know the latter’s chronicle. As the Fredegar compilation only extended its narrative up to and as the history of the Merovingian dynasty was ignored, distorted or supressed for much of the age of Charlemagne, it is not surprising there was little interest in it at that time.

His verdict on Erchinoald was given in the past tense and was thus most probably written after the latter’s death, which occured some time between and How he proposed to subdivide the books is harder to answer. This last quire has been repaired using a strip of manuscript varying between 10 and curonicle mm wide, on which may be seen the beginnings of 40 lines of text in a Caroline minuscule.

The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar: With Its Continuations. by J.M. Wallace-Hadrill

Although not even one complete fredegaf of the text has been preserved in these fragments, there is enough in the largest of the three to show that it contains part of what in modern editions would be Book Three chapters 52 to IVp. However, as just noted, it is this section that contains the unacknowledged borrowing from the Vita Columbani.

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Making him a cleric, and above all a monk, somewhat restricts this approach. There are, however, two points at which the fragments enjoy correct readings that appear in identically erroneous form in both of the other two manuscripts.

No quire signatures or numbers can be seen. Gregory’s own preface precedes the list of chapters.

Fredegxr are no discussion topics on this book yet. He has suggested that one author was responsible for the text upand that a different chronicoe probably wrote the additional chapters. There are some similarities between the script of this manuscript and that of a probably late seventh century century codex from Lyon: Historiographie und Gesellschaftskonzept im 6.

DigitalCommons University of Nebraska – Lincoln. In some cases the additional material added could be substantial in size, but no headings or references are given to indicate that different sources are being used.

MS Paris BN lat. So, Jerome and Hydatius present no problems.

Fredegar Chronicle – Brill Reference

The scribe of the ancestral manuscript of Class Three also took the surprising decision to insert an additional item into the middle of the compilation, between Books Two and Three. Please talk to your librarian about requesting this dissertation through interlibrary loan. What is chroncile is Fredegar’s love of a good story. But Fredegar has also included in his epitome ffredegar not found in Gregory’s work; specifically, he has interpolated into the Historia Francorum twenty-three bits of information, some very short, such as a person’s name or a location, chronjcle others quite lengthy.

There is no way that the scribe of the London manuscript could have extended his text of Fredegar beyond the abrupt and pointless ending in the Bern codex, let alone have then decided to erase it.


In the critical edition by Krusch the chronicle is divided into four sections or books. We are only on safe ground when analysing what it was that Fredegar had available when compiling his chronicle, and to this we must now turn. One of these was recognised, as previously mentioned, as a borrowing from the Liber Historiae Francorum, but the rest could be regarded as discrete continuations of the kind that had become familiar from the study of the compositional history of the annals.

This was first proposed as the possible homeland of Fredegar as long ago asand the idea was most enthusiastically developed by Marcel 52 See Chapter One above. He explained the apparent contradiction in the author’s loyalties by suggesting that the compiler of had relied uncritically upon an otherwise unknown work on “The Wars of Theuderic”, supposedly written by a Burgundian author who had supported Brunechildis. However, small as the sample may be, it can be said that in the spellings of names and most other points of comparison, the Basel fragments consistently follow the practice of the St.

Chronicle of Fredegar

Akiva Howard marked it as to-read Apr 06, On same page the original scribe entered an explicit in alternate lines of red and blue: Chronifle or Almost Complete Codices 1. Attributed Name Fredegar, active 7th century. The pricking lies along the outer margin of each folio, and the lines run between the inner margins.