Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and his Chronica Polonorum

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von Güttner-Sporzyński, Darius. (2017). Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and his Chronica Polonorum. In In von Güttner-Sporzyński, Darius (Ed.). Writing history in medieval Poland : Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and the 'Chronica Polonorum' pp. 1-17 Brepols Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.114756
Authorsvon Güttner-Sporzyński, Darius
Editorsvon Güttner-Sporzyński, Darius
Abstract

[Extract] The history of medieval Poland offers a fascinating insight into processes of state formation and societal development at the periphery of Latin Christendom. The narrative of the Polish history was initiated and profoundly influenced by two chronicles — the Gesta principum Polonorum by an anonymous author (probably a Frank) known conventionally as Gallus and the Chronica Polonorum by Bishop Vincentius of Cracow. Both chronicles crystallized and preserved knowledge and myths, previously the domain of oral tradition. The chronicles focused on early Piast dynastic history and reflect contemporary concerns and interpretations of the events and the origins of the Poles.3 Both works fit the genre of the gesta and celebrate power in the exploits of the dynastic heroes.

Page range1-17
Year2017
Book titleWriting history in medieval Poland : Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and the 'Chronica Polonorum'
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Place of publicationTurnhout, Belgium
SeriesCursor Mundi ; volume 28
ISBN9782503569512
9782503569529
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.114756
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