The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes: Volume V

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

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The first complete English translation of one of the major chronicles of medieval Europe, by 'the father of Portuguese historiography'
Covering the reigns of Pedro I, Fernando I and João I up to the signing of the 1411 treaty with Castile which confirmed the survival of the Portuguese kingdom, 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.
The first four volumes are accompanied by introductions and bibliographies setting the translations in context, and the fifth volume contains a general bibliography and a comprehensive general index encompassing all of the chronicles.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSuffolk, Rochester
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages1644
ISBN (Print)9781855662407
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Publication series

NameTamesis Books


  • Chronicles of Fernão Lopes


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