How to write a chronicle? (Hi-)Storytelling in 15th century Nürnberg - 18 March 2020
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This research seminar will be led by Dr Linus Ubl from the University of Oxford and chaired by Dr Sarah Bowden, Senior Lecturer and Head of the German Department at King's.
When Hartmann Schedel published his famous Chronicle in 1493, he joined a tradition within the second half of the 15th century: a variety of chronicles had been published before Schedel's version, of which some have received more attention than others by scholarship. This paper looks at the more and less innovative means which are used in the production process of such chronicles. On the one hand, medieval patterns and symbols of representation are used, on the other hand more modern methods are applied to present the text distinctly differently than earlier chronicles. By using the case study of the Excerpta Chronicarum (1459) it will be shown how a tradition originated on which Schedel could continue.
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18 March 2020