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June: Book of the Month

Thomas Lirer's Swabian Chronicle - Ulm, 1486
  • Thomas Lirer's Schwäbische Chronik, with 23 woodcuts

    In conjunction with our selection for SLAM's May E-Rendez-Vous - connected by the theme of Chronicles - the Book of the Month for June is this Swabian Chronicle from the mysterious Thomas Lirer.


    The chronicle opens with the expulsion from Rome of Emperor Kuri and his wife, Docka, from which many Swabian nobles trace their lineage. The Swabian Chronicle is also joined by an anonymous German Chronicle, detailing the fall of Troy, and Charlemagne's reign. Accompaned by fascinating, full-page woodcuts in a delicate, detailed style, this chronicle suits our other three choices for SLAM's June e-Rendez-Vous event. 


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