The significance of chronology in the Chronica of Iohannes Biclarensis



Year of publication 2014
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description In the first part of my paper I spoke shortly about the literary genre of chronica in the late Antiquity and it's basic characteristics. I payed special attention to the chronological aspects in these works. In the second part I presented the author I chose – Iohannes Biclarensis. He lived in the 6th and 7th century in Visigothic kingdom on Pyrenean Peninsula and his only surviving work, the Chronica, is one-of-a-kind source for the turbulent reigns of Leovigildus and Reccaredus in the end of 6th century A.D. In the third part I focused on the significance of chronology in this opus, I presented an analysis of all the dating formulas he uses and in conclusion I demonstrated on some example the shift in Iohannes's perspective through the chronicle.
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