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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 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls

  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108048514

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  • 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 for the Rolls Series between 1865 and 1886. The chronicle shows how fourteenth-century scholars understood world history and geography. Volume 2 contains the remainder of Book 1, on the description of Britain, and twenty-eight chapters of Book 2, on the early history of the world to the reign of Saul in Israel.

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108048514
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
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    Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, liber primus, cap. XXXIX
    Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, liber secundus.

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