Widukind of Corvey

Widukind of Corvey
Historian who lived in the tenth century in the Benedictine Abbey of Corvey, Germany

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Widukind of Corvey
    Widukind of Corvey
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Widukind of Corvey
    Historian who lived in the tenth century in the Benedictine Abbey of Corvey, Germany. He was a Saxon, he began in 967 his Res gestae saxonicae sive annalium libri tres, devoted particularly to Henry I and Otto I, as stated in the dedication to Mathilde, Abbess of Quedlinburg. Unlike the earlier chroniclers, he did not connect the beginning of his account with the time of the Roman Empire, but commenced with the primitive history of his nation. He relates with much enthusiasm the tribal sagas, tells of his heathen ancestors in their battles with the Franks, and describes the introduction of Christianity. After this, he shows how, after they became Christian, the Saxons conquered all other nations, including the Franks, in the reign of Henry I, maintained the supremacy victoriously, in spite of the revolt of various tribes, during the reign of Otto, and finally ruled all Christendom. His work has become a very popular one; but in his efforts to be brief and to imitate the classic writers, especially Sallust, he is frequently impossible to understand. The work is of great value, because it is often the sole authority for the events mentioned, and because it describes persons truthfully and reliably, although only so far as they come within his range of vision; whatever was outside of Saxony was incomprehensible to him. His opinion of the Emperor Otto is incorrect, neither has he any conception of Otto s labours for the benefit of the Church Widukind is silent respecting the founding of the Archdiocese of Magdeburg, and he does not speak of the pope at all. When he mentions France and Italy his statements are meagre and incorrect. The work was edited by G. Waitz in Mon. Germ. Hist. Scriptores", III, 416-67, and was also published in the "Scriptores rerum germanicarum" (Hanover, 1882).
    PATRICIUS SCHLAGER
    Transcribed by Michael C. Tinkler

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Widukind von Corvey — (* um 925; † 3. Februar nach 973 in Corvey) war ein bedeutender sächsischer Geschichtsschreiber. Er ist der Verfasser der Res gestae Saxonicae (Sachsengeschichte), der Geschichte des Volkes der Sachsen. Es ist eine der wichtigsten und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Widukind of Corvey — was a Saxon historical chronicler, named after (and possibly a descendant of) the Saxon duke and national hero Widukind who had battled Charlemagne. Widukind the chronicler was born in 925 and died after 973 at the Benedictine abbey of Corvey in… …   Wikipedia

  • Widukind de corvey — était un chroniqueur saxon né en 925 dans une famille noble de Westphalie, moine à l abbaye de Corvey, sur la Weser. Il meurt vers 980. Auteur d une Histoire des Saxons (Rerum Gestarum Saxonicarum libri III) adressée à Mathilde, fille de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Widukind de Corvey — était un chroniqueur saxon né en 925 dans une famille noble de Westphalie, moine à l abbaye de Corvey, sur la Weser. Il meurt vers 980. Auteur d une Histoire des Saxons (Rerum Gestarum Saxonicarum libri III) adressée à Mathilde, fille de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Widukind von Corvay — Widukind von Corvey (* um 925; † 3. Februar nach 973 in Corvey) war ein bedeutender sächsischer Geschichtsschreiber. Er ist Autor der Res gestae Saxonicae (Sachsengeschichte), der Geschichte des Volkes der Sachsen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Widukind von Korvei — Widukind von Corvey (* um 925; † 3. Februar nach 973 in Corvey) war ein bedeutender sächsischer Geschichtsschreiber. Er ist Autor der Res gestae Saxonicae (Sachsengeschichte), der Geschichte des Volkes der Sachsen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Widukind — Widukind,   1) Wịttekind, Führer der Sachsen gegen Karl I., dem Großen (778 785); westfälischer Edeling. Widukind floh 777, als sich die meisten Sachsen dem fränkischen König ergaben, zu den Dänen und entfachte 778 erneut den erbitterten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Corvey Abbey — Corvey Abbey: West end …   Wikipedia

  • Corvey — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La abadía de Corvey: extremo occidental. La ábadía de Corvey o la abadía imperial de Corvey (en alemán, Fürstabtei Corvey) fue un monasterio benedictino junto al río Weser, a dos kilómetros al noreste d …   Wikipedia Español

  • Widukind — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Varianten 3 Verbreitung 4 Bekannte Namensträger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.