Helmoldi presbyteri Chronica Slavorum. by: Helmold, Johann Martin Lappenberg , Georg Heinrich Pertz. Publication date: Publisher. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. The Chronica Sclavorum or Chronicle of the Slavs is a medieval chronicle which recounts the Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
Chronicle of the Slavs: Helmold Of Bosau: who wrote Chronica Slavorum ( Chronicle of the Slavs). Completed in about , this work was a history of the. English translation of Chronica Slavorum by Helmold of Bosau (ca. ). Series: Records of civilization: sources and studies -- no Search · Images · Maps · Play · YouTube · News · Gmail · Drive · More · Calendar · Translate · Mobile · Books · Shopping · Blogger · Finance · Photos · Videos.
However, in the beginning of the 13th century there were several missionary forces German, Danish, Swedish and Russian that tried to establish their power over the lands of Livonia and Estonia. The conquest of Livonia and Estonia was part of the spread of Christianity to the North, which had involved the successful missions to the Slavic nations and to the Scandinavian kingdoms. A stong emphasis on both the territorial and spiritual interests of the church each author belongs to, is evident in all the texts. Firstly, it has a great number of quotations from the Vulgata and liturgical texts. The total amount of them is about , which is unique even in the context of missionary chronicles. Some of these quotations occur in the text repeatedly. I believe that an in depth analysis of these textual elements, their function and dynamics in the text would contribute significantly to the interpretation of the text as a whole. I analyse five motifs, which are used as allegorical images: vineyard vinea , new plantation novella plantatio , sowing semen seminare , watering rigare , and the feminine motif mulier et mater. I have sought to combine textual and historical analysis, which has resulted in structural and contextual analysis. Firstly, I focus on the allegorical meanings and functions of each motif. I also study their mutual relationships, showing that they create a complex and interlinked textual unit, which takes part in structuring the text as a whole.