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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

One who has read my blog posts knows by now I’m a big fan of history and particularly those written before the printing age, when history was a part of story telling and no scientific subject. Most of those posts have been about Roman history, but I also like to find records of other times and places. One of those is Chronicles (1410) by Jean Froissart, who wrote a history about the first half of the Hundred Year’s War between England and France. To be precise, his history covers the reigns of Edward III (1327-1377) and Richard II (1377-1399) of England. Death prevented him to write more.¬† I discovered the work recently at an online bookstore and decided to purchase it. I haven’t been much aware of European chronciles existing, except for some derelict ones¬† that don’t offer much of a good read. Hence I was happily surprised to find there were some successors to the Roman and Greek historians.