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Chronicle of Popes and Emperors by Martinus Polonus., Circa 1277.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.9(i), folios 1-31 recto

Scope and Contents

The manuscript is of the later recension, which includes the passage on Pope Joan (folio 22 verso), and ends with the death of Pope John XXI. The entries for the Popes are on the versos and for the Emperors on the rectos of the leaves. There are some glosses and marginal notes in other hands.

Initials in red and blue with decorative penwork, and rubrics in red.


  • Creation: Circa 1277.


0.00 Linear metres


The manuscript belongs to type C of the edition by Ludwig Weiland in ‘Monumenta Germaniae Historica’, edited by G H Pertz, Scriptorum toma xxii (Hanover, 1872), pages 377-474.
Ikas, Wolfgang-Valentin. ‘Martin von Troppau (Martinus Polonus), O P ([?]1278) in England: Überlieferungs- und wirkungsgeschichtliche Studien zu dessen Papst- und Kaiserchronik’ (‘Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter’ 40).

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