Liudprand’s “Antapodosis,” “Chronicle of Otto’s Reign,” and Regino of Prüm’s “The Chronicle”
This is a historical miscellany written in Freising, Bavaria, under Bishop Abraham (died 994). It contains two works by Liutprand of Cremona (died approximately 972), Liber de rebus gestis Ottonis (A chronicle of Otto's reign) and Antapodosis (Tit-for-tat); and Chronica quam Regino quondam abbas Pruniensis composuit (Chronicle of Regino of Prüm) by Regino, abbot of Prüm (840−915) and its continuation by Adalbert of Magdeburg (died 981). Liutprand's historical works narrate mainly the history of Italy in the ninth century and first half of the tenth century, but they also deal with German and Byzantine events. The chronicle of Regino of Prüm and its continuation by Adalbert of Magdeburg are mainly concerned with the history of Germany in the tenth century. The first and the third fascicles of the composite manuscript were written in Freising; the second, containing the Antapodosis, in northern Italy, perhaps in a scriptorium closely connected with Liutprand, who was bishop of Cremona. Prefaces were added to all three works in the hand of a single scribe, who tentatively has been identified as Bishop Abraham himself. The manuscript remained in Freising Cathedral Library until 1803.
Title in Original Language
Antapodosis, seu rerum per Europam gestarum, Libri VI. Liber de rebus gestis Ottonis. Chronica quam Regino quondam abbas Pruniensis composuit
Type of Item
198 folios : parchment
- BSB shelfmark: Clm 6388
- This description of the work was written by Brigitte Gullath of the Bavarian State Library.
Last updated: January 25, 2019