The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes: The Chronicle of King João I of Portugal, Part I

Amélia P. Hutchinson (Editor/Coordinator), Maria Teresa Amado (Editor/Coordinator)

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Volume III of the first complete English translation of the chronicles of Fernão Lopes chronicles the War of Succession (1383-1385), the rise of the House of Avis under João I, and his acclamation by the Cortes in Coimbra.
Until now, the chronicles of Fernão Lopes (c.1380-c.1460) have only been available in critical editions or in partial translations. Comparable to the works of Froissart in France or López de Ayala in Spain, the chronicles provide a wealth of detail on late fourteenth-century politics, diplomacy, warfare and economic matters, courtly society, queenship and noble women, as well as more mundane concerns such as food, health and the purchasing power of a fluctuating currency. Lopes had a keen eye for detail and a perspective especially attuned to the common people, and his chronicles provide an invaluable source for the history of Western Europe in the later Middle Ages.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSuffolk, Rochester
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages432
ISBN (Electronic)9781805430124
ISBN (Print)9781855663985
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Publication series

NameTamesis Books


  • Chronicles
  • Fernão Lopes
  • King João I of Portugal


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