Book Chapter

Introduction to Writing History in Medieval Poland: Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and the 'Chronica Polonorum

D von Guttner Sporzynski, D Von Guttner Sporzynski

Writing History in Medieval Poland: Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and the 'Chronica Polonorum' | Brepols | Published : 2017

Abstract

Poland’s first native chronicler and a proud contributor to the twelfth century renaissance placed his people’s history on a continuum with the classical world. This work brings to light the importance of Poland in the making of Europe. This volume presents an in-depth analysis of the Chronica Polonorum, one of the greatest works of the twelfth-century renaissance which profoundly influenced history writing in Central Europe. The Chronica Polonorum was written by Poland’s first native historian Vincentius of Cracow. Educated in Paris and Bologna, he was the first canonically elected bishop of Cracow and a participant of the Fourth Lateran Council. The eyewitness accounts given in the Chronic..

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