K "dialogu" mezi středověkými (a raně novověkými) kronikáři. Na příkladu staročeské kroniky Martimiani
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On the "Dialogue" between Medieval (and Early Humanistic) Chroniclers. The example of the Old Czech chronicle Martimiani
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On the “Dialogue” between Medieval (and Early Humanistic) Chroniclers: The example of the Old Czech chronicle Martimiani: In this article, we explore the possibility to reconstruct medieval thinking of chroniclers. In particular, we focus on the Old Czech translation of so-called Martimiani Chronicle (also called The Roman Chronicle, Chronicle of Emperors and Popes or Chronicle by Beneš from Hořovice), whose Czech translation probably dates to the 15th century. We compare preserved manuscripts and the incunabula mutually while also considering the foreign source texts (German chronicle by Jacob Twinger von Königshofen and Latin Cronica summorum pontificum imperatorumque ac septem etatibus mundi by Martinus Polonus). The resulting textual differences can be most likely seen as products of an imaginative dialogue between the two chroniclers that we describe, sort and explain in the light of the historical circumstances. In addition, we disclose the intertextual relations between Old Czech Martimiani Chronicle and later chronicles (e. g. Václav Hájek’s Kronika česká).
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