The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes [5-volume set]
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1644 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

5 colour and 7 line illus.

Series: Textos B

Series Vol. Number: 64

Imprint: Tamesis Books

The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes [5-volume set]

General editor Amélia P Hutchinson and Teresa Amado

Edited and translated by Juliet Perkins and Philip Krummrich

Translated by Clive Willis, Iona McCleery, Francisco Fernandes and Shirley Clarke

Introduction by Josiah Blackmore, Rita Costa-Gomes, Tiago Viúla de Faria, Christopher Given-Wilson, David Green and Nicholas G Round

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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.

Amélia P. Hutchinson is Senior Lecturer Emerita in Portuguese at the University of Georgia, USA; Director of the Fernão Lopes Translation Project; and Integrated Research Fellow at the Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

Teresa Amado was a Professor at the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, Portugal.

Juliet Perkins is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London, UK.

Philip Krummrich is Professor in Communications, Media & Languages at Morehead State University, Kentucky, USA.

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June 2023

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Title Details

1644 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

5 colour and 7 line illus.

Series: Textos B

Series Vol. Number: 64

Imprint: Tamesis Books