Chronicle of the Council of Constance

Constance (Germany) — Ca. 1465

Chronicle of the Council of Constance

Chronicle of the Council of Constance

Hs. 1 Rosengartenmuseum (Lucerne, Switzerland)
Alternative Titles:
  • Konzilchronik des Ulrich Richental
  • Chronicle of the Council of Constance by Ulrich Richental
  • Das Konzil zu Konstanz
  • Konzil von Konstanz
  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology
Short Description

Held between 1414 and 1418, the Council of Constance was one of the most important ecumenical councils of the Middle Ages, which inter alia ended the Western Schism. Ulrich of Richtenthal, a citizen of Constance, chronicled this important series of meetings among the European clergy and nobility. However, while other sources focused on the theological debates and diplomatic negotiations, Richtenthal chronicles the festivities and ceremonies surrounding the Council as well as traffic in the city and other unofficial events. Written in the local Alemannic dialect of German, the text of this manuscript written on paper ca. 1465 is adorned by 98 masterful pen and ink drawings that resemble woodcuts, some of them full-pages, and 804 coats of arms.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Konzilchronik des Ulrich Richental
Chronicle of the Council of Constance by Ulrich Richental
Das Konzil zu Konstanz
Konzil von Konstanz
Date
Ca. 1465
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Lettre Batarde
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Das Konzil zu Konstanz Facsimile

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1 volume
Language: German
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