Gesta principum Polonorum
The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
Publication Year: 2003
Published by: Central European University Press
Title Page, Copyright
General Editor's Preface
While interest in the medieval and early modern history of the Central European region is definitely growing, knowledge of the medieval languages in which the story is usually told (mainly Latin) has been declining for some time. Just as historians in the rest of Europe appreciated...
The present edition will be recognized as a landmark in the study of medieval history. This assertion may seem puzzling on its face. For the text in question is the earliest extant Polish national chronicle, and it has long been known, having been printed and reprinted since the sixteenth century...
List of Figures, Map, and Genealogical Table
Editor's Introduction (In Cooperation with Wojciech Polak)
The anonymous work we have chosen to title Gesta principum Polonorum/The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles (henceforth: GpP) has been studied by scholars for some two centuries, yet many issues regarding it are still subject to debate. These include the person of the author...
Gesta Principum Polonorum / The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
Liber Primus / First Book
To lord M(artin)3 by the grace of God archbishop, likewise to Simon, Paul, Maurus, Zyrosław, bishops of the land of Poland venerable and pleasing to God,4 as well as to his helper5 the venerable chancellor Michael, the maker of the task embarked upon: the writer...
Liber Secundus / Second Book
To lord Paul, by the grace of God Polish bishop of reverend discretion, and his helper1 the chancellor Michael of exemplary piety, this dispenser of modest fare2 offers filial obedience and due submission. As I pondered upon all manner of things there came into my mind...
Incipit Tercius Liber / Beginning of the Third Book
To the venerable ducal chaplains and the other good and worthy clergy throughout Poland, the author of the present modest work wishes that they may so pass through secular fortune that from the perishable they may readily pass to the eternal. First of all, my most dear...
Index of Proper Names
Index of Geographical Names
Index of Names of Peoples
Page Count: 384
Publication Year: 2003
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