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Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, monachi Cestrensis
Together with the English Translations of John Trevisa and of an Unknown Writer of the Fifteenth Century

Volume 9


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls

  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108048583


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About the Authors
  • Ranulf Higden (d.1364) was a monk at the abbey of St Werburgh in Chester. His most important literary work is this universal chronicle, which survives in over a hundred Latin manuscripts, testifying to its popularity. The earliest version of it dates from 1327, but Higden continued writing until his death, expanding and updating the text. It was also continued in other monastic houses, most importantly by John Malvern of Worcester. The English translation made by John Trevisa in the 1380s was also widely circulated and is included in this work, published in nine volumes between 1865 and 1886. The chronicle shows how fourteenth-century scholars understood world history and geography. Volume 9 contains the continuation partly written by John Malvern, with the section from 1381 to 1394 now believed to have been written at Westminster. Glossaries and indexes to the entire work are also included.

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108048583
    • length: 646 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Summary of contents
    Appendix (Johannes Malverne)
    English glossary
    Latin glossary
    Index nominum
    Index nominum ad volumen IX.

  • Author

    Ranulf Higden


    Joseph Rawson Lumby

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