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Chambers 21st Century Dictionary

noun (often chronicles) a record of historical events year by year in the order in which they occurred.
verb (chronicled, chronicling) to record (an event) in a chronicle.

chronicler noun.

[14c: diminutive of French chronique, from Greek chronika annals.]

Summary Article: chronicle from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
Record of events in order of time, without any interpretation. In the development of literary genres, it predates true history, which involves the analysis of facts and how they relate to one another. Well-known examples are the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which is written in Old English and continues to the end of the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth'sHistoria Regum Britanniae, c. 1139, and Matthew Paris'sChronica Majora from the 13th century. Early chronicles Chronicles date from Greek and Roman times. Gildas wrote De Excidio Britanniae/On the Destruction of Britain, beginning with the Romans and ending at 516. In turn, his work was used by Bede, to compile his work Ecclesiastical History, which recounted ev...    Continue Reading

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