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Gesta principum Polonorum

The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles

Edited by Paul W. Knoll and Frank Schaer

Publication Year: 2003

Written around 1112-1116, The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles is the oldest narrative source from Poland, formerly attributed to 'Gallus,' a French monk. The anonymous author tells the ancient history of Poland down to the reign of Boleslaw III. The chronicle contains valuable information on Poland's relations to her neighbors as well as the political ideas of his time.

Published by: Central European University Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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General Editor's Preface

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pp. vii-viii

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...

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

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...

Abbreviations

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pp. xi-xvi

List of Figures, Map, and Genealogical Table

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pp. xvii-xviii

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Editor's Introduction (In Cooperation with Wojciech Polak)

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pp. xix-lxvii

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

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pp. 1-69

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Liber Primus / First Book

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pp. 2-109

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...

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Liber Secundus / Second Book

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pp. 110-209

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...

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Incipit Tercius Liber / Beginning of the Third Book

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pp. 210-287

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...

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 289-307

Index of Proper Names

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pp. 309-312

Index of Geographical Names

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pp. 313-315

Index of Names of Peoples

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pp. 317-318

Back Cover

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p. 384-384


E-ISBN-13: 9786155211416
Print-ISBN-13: 9789639241404

Page Count: 384
Publication Year: 2003

Edition: 1st
Series Title: Central European Medieval Texts
Series Editor Byline: 3