January 24, 2022
Fuld Chronicles, lat. Annales Fuldenses are annals describing the history of the East Frankish Empire from 714 to 882 (with continuations until 901). They are also the most comprehensive source of information about the relationship between the East Frankish Empire and the Slavs living beyond its eastern border, beyond the "limes sorabicus" - ie relations with the Elbe Slavs, the history of Great Moravia and the relationship with the first Přemyslids. They are the work of several authors and were mostly written in a circle of a medieval monastery school in the town of Fulda, located in present-day Germany. To this day, the Fuld annals have been preserved in two manuscript groups. In the older of them, the so-called Schlettstadt manuscript from the 9th-10th century (named after the Alsatian city of Sélestat, German Schlettstadt, where it was found), which dates back to 882 and is richly complemented by marginals. This includes the manuscript of the Vienna Codex from the 12th century with the signature 993. The younger group, which already contains some factual deviations, includes another Viennese manuscript with the signature 600 and a manuscript from the so-called Welser Code. In addition to its older model, it has the events of 850-860 and 869-881. Some parts of this manuscript group were copied by the so-called Younger Chronicles of Metz, and a fraction attributed to the year 857 has been preserved in the Leipzig manuscript from the 12th century.