"The translation is clear, and the English text is very readable. It is also updated with the latest literature on the history of Bohemia. The introduction is very rich in details. Cosmas’s biography is not presented descriptively but, rather, analytically, which involves considering sociopolitical aspects. Age, ecclesiastical career, and family ties are not ignored but carefully analyzed and placed in the historical context of the time. Readers can also find relevant details about the continuators of the chronicle of Cosmas from the twelfth century onward. Overall, the translation is a useful tool for Anglophone researchers."