The Viennese Chronicon Pictum
4:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.
Lecture by Marek Zágora. Only in Czech.
The Vienna Illuminated Chronicle (Chronicon Pictum, also known as Chronica de Gestis Hungarorum) is a richly illuminated Hungarian medieval chronicle with almost 150 miniatures and elaborate initials depicting historical scenes. Today it is held at the Széchény National Library (Országos Széchényi Könyvtár) in Budapest. It is thought to have been created by Mark of Kalt, a priest from Buda, in
1358–1370, during the reign of Louis I. The Latin text and illustrations present the history of Hungary from the legendary arrival of the Magyars up to the era of King Charles I (who reigned from 1308 to 1342). For a time the chronicle was held in Vienna, hence its commonly used name. In 1933 it was relocated to Budapest. The miniatures in the manuscript are an important source of information about life, clothing and customs in medieval Hungary.
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