- Thought I'd share a link.
This is the "Cosmas" section of the Codex Gigas.
Cosmas’s chronicle of the Czechs is the work of a deacon of Prague who died
in 1125 at an advanced age. His family history on his father’s side has
sometimes been linked to Polish prisoners who came to the Czech lands in the
first half of the eleventh century. Though Cosmas was a priest, he was
married to a woman named Božetěcha.
He wrote his work over a number of years towards the end of his life, using
a great variety of sources and materials as his basis. After placing his
chronicle of the Czechs in a ‘world’s’ context, Cosmas then begins with
Czech legends. These reflect oral tradition, but also include more recent
events. Cosmas embellished his version of the legends. These are followed by
compilations from various historical works from the late tenth and eleventh
centuries. The chronicle also includes Cosmas’ personal knowledge and
experience, as well as that of people in his circle, in addition to Cosmas’s
own sympathies and antipathies. His work would to a significant extent would
come to form the Czech ‘state ideology’.
Interactive link to the Cosmas (pan, zoom, etc) here:
Dáma Eleonora Pragensis
House of Sullivan
Order of the Opal
Shire of Cathanar
Kingdom of Atlantia
Impotentes defendere libertatem non possum.
Victoria veritatis est caritas.
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