Beloit College - Nuremberg Chronicle

The only known English translation of the Chronicle was done by Walter Schmauch, who based his work on the German edition (for the differences between the Latin and German editions click here). Schmauch's unpublished manuscript, accompanied by a massive amount of commentary, resides in the Free Library of Philadelphia.

With technical expertise provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections Center and Library Technology Group Schumach’s translation and commentary have been carefully linked to the Latin edition providing an approximate translation of the beautifully illuminated pages. The translated text and commentary are searchable and may be read as a single continuous tale of the history of the world.

The translation is hosted by our partners, UW-Madison, and provides several means by which to enter the text. Browse the table of contents in English to read the translated text. Browse the Latin table of contents, to view photographed pages of the original text, or search the full-text translation and commentary.

Use the display/aligned option to select views of the digitized Chronicle, the translation, or both together.

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