NIKETAS AKOMINATOS CHONIATES: CHRONIKE DIEGESIS (CHRONICLE NARRATIVE

MS 562
MS Short Title NIKETAS AKOMINATOS CHONIATES: CHRONIKE DIEGESIS (CHRONICLE NARRATIVE
Text NIKETAS AKOMINATOS CHONIATES: CHRONIKE DIEGESIS (CHRONICLE NARRATIVE), COVERING THE PERIOD 1180-1206, INCLUDING THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE TO THE "CRUSADERS" IN 1204, AND THE EVENTS FOLLOWING
Description MS in Greek on paper, Venezia, Italy, 1541, 304 ff. (complete), 33x24 cm, single column, (25x14 cm), 30 lines in Greek cursive book script by Nicolaos Kokolos, signed, titles and initials in red.
Binding Venezia, Italy, 1541, limp vellum, sewn on 5 thongs.
Context The remaining Kokolos MSS, ordered by King François I to be copied in Venezia, and several copies of the present MS, are in Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Provenance 1. Guillaume Pellicier, Venezia, French ambassador (1541-1568); 2. Claude Naulot (1573); 3. Collège Louis-le Grand (Collège de Clermont), Paris (17th c. - 1764), auction catalogue, nr. 236; 4. Gerard Meerman, The Hague (1764-1771); 5. Johan Meerman, The Hague (1771-1815); 6. Meerman collection Auction, catalogue IV(1824):396; 7. Radink (bookseller), Amsterdam; 8. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 6767 (1824-1872); 9. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 10. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1978); 11. Kraus cat. 153(1979):94, acquired Sep. 1989.
Commentary The text is the primary source of the period based upon what Niketas experienced himself, and what he learned from contemporaries.
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Place of origin Italy
Dates 1541 AD

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