historical account of facts and events ranged in chronological order

A chronicle (Latin: chronica, from Greek χρονικά chroniká, from χρόνος, chrónos – "time") is a historical account of facts and events arranged in chronological order, as in a time line. Typically, equal weight is given for historically important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler. This is in contrast to a narrative or history, which sets selected events in a meaningful interpretive context and excludes those the author does not see as important. Chronicler information sources vary; some chronicles are written from first-hand knowledge, some are from witnesses or participants in events, still others are accounts passed mouth to mouth prior to being written down. Some used written material: Charters, letters, or the works of earlier chroniclers. Still others are tales of such unknown origins so as to hold mythical status. Copyists also affected chronicles in creative copying, making corrections or in updating or continuing a chronicle with information not available to the original author(s). The reliability of a particular chronicle is an important determination for modern historians.In modern times various contemporary newspapers or other periodicals have adopted "chronicle" as part of their name. Various fictional stories have also adopted "chronicle" as part of their title, to give an impression of epic proportion to their stories. A chronicle which traces world history is called a universal chronicle.
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genre: chronicle


Historia Roderici

anonymous Latin prose history of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar

Tarikh-i Jahangushay-i Juvaini

historical account of the conquest of Persia by the Mongols of Genghis Khan

author: Ata-Malik Juvayni

Nihon Odai Ichiran

исторический труд о Японии


Crónica Ovetense

versión del siglo IX de la Crónica de Alfonso III

Chronicon Compostellanum

crónica del siglo XII sobre la historia de España

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