“Two medieval Latin manuscripts recently acquired by Binghamton University are providing an infusion of excitement for scholars and students alike.
One, a pocket-sized extract of the Wichterich-Bitburg Pontifical from the end of the 15th century, outlines the official duties of a bishop. The other, an abbreviated version of the Flores temporum from about 1450, chronicles world history through brief entries about popes and emperors.”
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“Description: The earliest of two extant manuscripts of an abbreviated version of the Flores temporum, a widely-disseminated universal chronicle of popes and emperors. Bound in modern limp vellum cover; handwritten in a upright quick cursive gothic bookhand (semi-hybrida) in black and red ink. Complete collation, no guide words or signatures.
Note: The Registrum Imperatorem is an abbreviated version of the Flores Temporum which was a chronicle which recorded the lines of emperors and popes. In this version of the text the popes are taken out and only the emperors remain. The list begins with Caesar and ends with Sigismund of Luxemburg who reigned as The Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 in till his death in 1437. Each entry in this text states the name of the emperor and a short summary of his life and reign. In some cases these summaries can be rather long but in other cases some enrties only consist of a few lines.”
Die andere Überlieferung dieser Kurzfassung (Würzburg M.ch.f 140) ist mir wohlvertraut:
Zu den Flores temporum: