Cosmas of Prague

The Chronicle of the Czechs - Cosmae Pragensis Chronica Bohemorum
ISBN: 
978-963-386-300-8
cloth
$80.00 / €70.00/ £62.00
Latin-English bilingual
Publication date: 
forthcoming
550 pages

The Latin-English bilingual volume presents the text of The Chronicle of the Czechs by Cosmas of Prague. Cosmas was born around 1045, educated in Liège, upon his return to Bohemia, he got married as well as became a priest. In 1086 he was appointed prebendary, a senior member of clergy in Prague. He completed the first book of the Chronicle in 1119, starting with the creation of the world and the earliest deeds of the Czechs up to Saint Adalbert. In the second and third books Cosmas presents the preceding century in the history of Bohemia, and succeeds in reporting about events up to 1125, the year when he died.

The English translation was done by Petra Mutlova and Martyn Rady with the cooperation of Libor Švanda. The introduction and the explanatory notes were written by Jan Hasil with the cooperation of Irene van Rensvoude.

General Editors' Preface
Abbreviations
List of tables and illustrations
Introduction
COSMAE PRAGENSIS CHRONICA BOHEMORUM
COSMAS OF PRAGUE, THE CHRONICLE OF THE CZECHS
Appendix: The Foundation of the monastery of Sazava
Bibliography
Gazetteer of place names
Index of names

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