What is chronicle?

  • (verb): Record in chronological order; make a historical record.
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Chronicle

Generally a chronicle (Latin: chronica, from Greek χρονικά, from χρόνος, chronos, "time") is a historical account of facts and events ranged 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.

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Livonian Chronicle
... Livonian Chronicle may refer to one of the following chronicles ... Livonian Rhymed Chronicle By anonymous (1180–1290) By Bartholomäus Hoeneke (1340s) Chronicle of Henry of Livonia (1220s) By Hermann de Wartberge (up ...

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