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A superb illustrator as well cgronica a fine writer, Matthew Paris d. Focused though it is on English history and the interests and reputation of St Albans Abbey, Chronica maiora is another example of the trend towards exhaustiveness. It was built on the work of an earlier St Albans historian, Roger of Wendover d.

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As well as continuing it down to the end of the s, Paris added much more material to earlier sections of this compilation. In its final form, it is a monumental work extending to seven tomes in the Rolls Series edition.

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Corpus 26 known as MS A has the text of Chronica maiora majira Creation down to the end of the year ; Corpus 16 known as B has the text from to ; and the third volume, Royal VII known as Rhas the remainder of the work —9 fols.

The three books were used as the key witnesses for H. In Corpus 16 chrobica leaves have been lost: There are, likewise, similar repairs in Corpus 26, where the inserted leaves are now paged as folios 8r—10v, 16r—16v, 19r—19v, and r—v.

Among the many illustrated sections, the itinerary for a journey from London to the Holy Land on folios i—iv of Corpus 16 comprises a ,ajora striking effort to present information in a diagrammatic form, although the leaves are much damaged.

The many marginal images, such as that for the wreck of the White Ship Corpus 26, fol.

chronicaa The practice of using symbols or simplified images in the margin as visual cues for the reader seems to have been invented or introduced into England?

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The calendar on folio vi rv of Corpus 26 also contains many feasts which seldom celebrated beyond the abbey and majlra dependencies, such as that of the Invention of St Oswine 10 Marchthat of the Invention of St Amphibalus and his Companions 25 June and that of the Natalis of St Oswine 20 August.

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Luard, Rolls Series 57, 7 vols. Monastic Life in the Thirteenth-Century Gloucester, Proceedings of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Conferenceed. Lloyd, 4— Golding sedsThe Chrknica and the World: Writing History in the Middle Ages 4 York,pp.

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