Netherlands 1935 Part X

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I refer to the repertoires of W. Wattenbach, Deutschlands Geschichtsquellen im Mittelalter, 6th ed., Berlin 1893-94, vols. 2 (7th ed. Of vol. I, therein 1904), and by A. Molinier, Les sources de l’histoire de France des origines aux guerres d’Italie, Paris 1901-1906, vols. 6. The general guide to the sources of the history of the Netherlands in the Middle Ages and the 16th century. XVI is: H. Pirenne, H. Nowé and H. Obreen, Bibliographie de l’histoire de Belgique, 3rd ed., Brussels 1931. The narrative sources concerning the northern Netherlands are studied by J. Romein, Geschiedenis van de Noord- Nederlandsche geschiedschrijving in de Middeleeuwen, Haarlem 1932; those of Liege history, from S. Balau, Les sources de l’histoire de Liége au moyen âge, Brussels 1903; for Flanders more summary indications will be found in V. Fris, Bibliographie de l’histoire de Gand depuis les origines iusqu’à la fin du XV e siècle, Ghent 1907.

Large collections. – The most important collections of sources on the history of the Netherlands are: 1. Monumenta Germaniae Historica (abbrev.: M. G. H., Sect. Scriptores: SS.), Including the most essential narrative sources on the history of principalities of the Netherlands in the Middle Ages; 2. in Belgium: a) the publications of the Commission Royale d’Histoire (abbrev.: C. R. H), which include publications in-4 ° (formerly called Chroniques Belges inédites), in-8 ° and a Bulletin, Brussels, begun in 1834: they contain narrative and diplomatic sources concerning the history of Belgium in the Middle Ages and in the modern era; b) the Collection de Mémoires relatifs à l’histoire de Belgique, published by the Société de l’histoire de Belgique, Brussels 1858-74: they contain narrative sources concerning the history of Belgium from the century. Sixteenth to the eighteenth (abbrev.: M. B.); 3. In the Netherlands: a) Werken van het historisch Genootschap gevestigd te Utrecht, Utrecht and The Hague 1863 ff., And the bulletin (Bijdragen en Mededeelingen) of the company itself, 1877 ff.; b) the official collection of the Riksgeschiedkundige Publicatien, The Hague 1904 ff., A series in-8th gr. and a series in-8th. For Netherlands 2003, please check

Narrative sources. – The national historiography dates back to the moment in which the two territories of Flanders and Lotharingia were formed, whose union constituted the Low Countries, that is to the second half of the century. IX; the general sources for the history of the Frankish monarchy in its decline are therefore excluded from this list.

In Lotharingia, historiography began with monastic annals; but it is not possible to enumerate them here, as well as the many hagiographic texts (Vitae, Miracula), which are available for the early Middle Ages.

The main works to be mentioned for centuries X, XI and XII are the bishop or monastic chronicles: the Gesta episcoporum Tungrensium, Traiectensium et Leodiensium of Heriger de Lobbes and Anselme de Liége, in M. G. H., SS., VII and XIV, ed. Koepke and Waitz, for the sec. XI; the Gesta episcoporum Cameracensium, also for the century. XI, with the numerous continuations, ibid., VII and XIV, ed. Bethmann and Waitz; Sigebert of Gembloux, member of the imperialist clergy and author of a Chronographia, universal chronicle, ibid., VI, ed. Bethmann, composed in the second half of the century. XI i Gesta abbatum Gemblacensium, ibid., VIII, ed. Pertz. The Gregorian trends are represented by Rupert, author of the Chronicon S. Laurentii Leodiensis, ibid., VIII, ed. Wattenbach; by a monk of Saint-Hubert who composed at the beginning of the century. XII Chronicon S. Huberti Andaginensis in C. R. H., Edited by Hanquet, Brussels 1906, Abbot and Rodolphe, to which you are to the Gesta abbatum Trudonensium, with their continuations, in M. G. H., SS., X, ed. Koepke.

For Northern Lotharingia see the De temporum diversitate Alpert, consisting agl’inizî century. XI, in M. G. H., SS., IV, ed. Pertz, and ed. Hulshof, Amsterdam 1916; the Annales Egmundani, Abbey d’Egmont compounds in the Netherlands, between 1112 and 1205, in M. G. H., SS., XVI, ed. Pertz, and ed. Oppermann, in Fontes Egmundenses, Utrecht 1933.

In Flanders the historiography gravitated around the count’s house which was very strong there; it began with a series of Genealogiae comitum Flandriae, ibid., IX, ed. Bethmann, whose development came, in the century. XII, to an extensive chronicle, the Flandria Generosa, ibid. In the century XII was also born in Flanders the first historical account due to a citizen, the notary of Bruges, Galbert: Histoire du meurtre de Charles le Bon, edited by H. Pirenne, Paris 1891.

In the century XIII the historiography continued, in many respects, that of the previous centuries. The fact is particularly evident in respect of Gesta episcoporum Leodiensium Gilles d’Orval, in M. G. H., SS., XXV, ed. Heller, and also for the fundamental work of the Liège historiography of the century. XIV, which is the Chronicon of Jean de Hocsem in C. R. H., Edited by Kurth, Brussels 1927, which nevertheless has a more positive vision of things, typical of the men of that era. The increasingly important role played by the Lotharingian dynasties in the second half of the century. XII is reflected in the historiography through the Chronicon Hanoniense of Gisleberto, chancellor of the Count of Hainaut, in C. R. H., series in-8 °, edited by Vanderkindere, Brussels 1904.

In the north it is to mention the Gesta episcoporum Traiectensium, in M. G. H., SS., XXIII, edited by Weiland, and the Chronicon Egmundanum, edited by Pynacker-Hordyk, Amsterdam 1904.

Netherlands 1935 Part X