Starting from the middle, the source is, in fact, a chronicle. That is to say, it is a written account of important events in the order of their occurrence. Is Fredegar the author? There is a prologue of sorts, where the author addresses the reader, but he does not name himself. A German scholar named Krusch scoured Europe and found thirty different copies of the Chronicle, analyzed them, and put together a single version, with notes, explanations, etc. Wallace-Hedrill translated and published only the fourth book because the other three are derived and copied from sources that, he says, are otherwise available.
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Is the Quinotaur in this? Jul 29, P. Maior rated it it was amazing Shelves: tolkien-northern-medieval-lore , contra-esotericides , contra-eso-tribalicides. In this, what we have of it, Fredegar brings one to an awareness of many interesting facts that otherwise would not be known: 1. But what religionist or evolutionist knows this now today in ? There seems to have been a degradation in thought in the past years, almost none know of this in either camp, they have become so dense in ways of understanding each other and polarized against each other with misinformation and half truths.
The Huns and Avars are equivocated as being basically the same in this text though this is ignored by modern Historians who like to confuse themselves over this question. All Eastern Europe lived in fear of this happening to them he shows. Yet you have modern writers like Howarth today praising the mind, spirit, methods and culture of the Huns to the skies.
Such scholars are not in the least considered moral monsters for doing this though but themselves given all kinds of awards in Academia. Such ill informed and degraded consciousness and conscience exists today among moderns let it be noted here for future generations. Ammianus Marcellinus, an austere, bold and great Roman historian, revered by Nietzsche and myself, said the locus origination point for all wars in the world, especially against Rome and for the past millenia before him, all came out from these Huns globally.
And Dexippus in the AD era, calls them, in works of his we no longer have access to today either anymore but that I have read: Iuthungri. They state such peoples originated in a place above the Urals called Wermalont even as Adam of Brehmen states of the Huns origin place, those enemies who came in among the Goths he shows. Such latter ones came from the wilds of far northeastern Rutulia when it fell to them long ago Arran says. Grail lorists in our day praise to the skies Merovingian Blood lines and there is something interesting about it all.
The Merovingians are very periphery of such. And one sees just how cutthroat and bloody and deceptive many of them were in this chronicle.
Especially of note are some of the libraries they built if they can ever be located again and some books might still be intact. I call this period the eso-tribalicide period for a reason. This is the last period it seems where ancient family line tribalism awoke again to their esoteric ancient wisdom teachings and here attempted to reconfigure and consolidate as some astrological zeitgeist seemed used to inspire all tribes at once long ago so to do periodically - and even moreso before here, at times.
One sees this clearly reading Tristan and Isolde set near these times and when reading of the Shiites peregrinations, and Muhammed and his peoples before that, all around these times. So studying the last time it will have ever happened on earth - and maybe for quite some time going forward - is of some value for historians trying to understand how humans have been on earth over the different times.
For maybe in the far future when the 6th house of man gets going with the new 6th World of Beings many archaic traditions have us lined up within their framework within to experience, something like family tribal formations might arise again as it did here long ago.
This is probably thousands of years into the future but it seems noble to keep records of how man is for future posterity in case we on a larger scale are repeating in mechanical and less than conscious predictable destructive patterns over and over that we need to get out of and ride in more harmonic manners. I have underlines all over his chronicle so I might one day add a few things to this and annotate it all better but here at least is a fairly thorough review of a book largely forgotten to time and of some interest.
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The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar: With Its Continuations.
The Chronicle of Fredegar is the conventional title used for a 7th-century Frankish chronicle that was probably written in Burgundy. The author is unknown and the attribution to Fredegar dates only from the 16th century. There are also a few references to events up to Some copies of the manuscript contain an abridged version of the chronicle up to the date of , but include additional sections written under the Carolingian dynasty that end with the death of Pepin the Short in The Chronicle of Fredegar with its Continuations is one of the few sources that provide information on the Merovingian dynasty for the period after when Gregory of Tours ' the Decem Libri Historiarum finishes. None of the surviving manuscripts specify the name of the author.