Anonymus and Master Roger
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: Central European University Press
General Editors’ Preface
In general, the Central European Medieval Texts (CEMT) series—which attempts to present in good editions original Latin narratives of the region together with up-to-date, annotated English translations—may no longer need special justification, now that this fifth volume has reached the “half-way mark” of the planned ten. However, the organization of the present one may...
List of Maps and Illustrations
Anonymus Bele Regis Notarii Gesta Hungarorum
The Gesta Hungarorum of the anonymous notary of King Béla is the oldest extant chronicle of the history of the Hungarians.1 In his seminal study of the narrative sources of medieval Hungary, C. A. Macartney described it as “the most famous, the most obscure, the most exasperating and most misleading of all the early Hungarian...
Here Begins the Prologue to the Deeds of the Hungarians
P who is called master, and sometime notary of the most glorious Béla, king of Hungary of fond memory,1 to the venerable man N his most dear friend steeped in the knowledge of letters:2 Greetings, and the answer to his plea.3 When we were together at school reading with common purpose the story of Troy that I had brought most lovingly...
Master Roger's Epistle to the Sorrowful Lament Upon the Destruction of the Kingdom of Hungary by the Tatars
The report of Master Roger on the Mongol invasion of Hungary is a rare text, being an eyewitness account of a major historical event in the thirteenth century. As such, it may be compared on the one hand with Galbert of Bruges’s twelfth-century narrative of the murder of Charles the Good, and, on the other, with Archdeacon Thomas of Split’s less immediate, but still contemporary account...
Master Roger's Epistle to the Lament Upon the Destruction of Hungary by the Tatare Written to the Reverend Lord James, Bishop of the Church of Preneste
Index of Names of Persons, Kindreds, and Peoples
Index of Geographical Names
Gazetteers of Geographical Names
Map of the Mongol Invasiaon
Map of Hungary with Anonymus’ toponyms
Page Count: 326
Publication Year: 2010
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