Chronicon Helveticum

The Chronicon Helveticum is an originally handwritten present history of the Confederation, written by the Swiss chronicler and historian Aegidius Tschudi. 1734-1736 appeared the first printed edition by Johann Rudolf Iselin.

Tschudi's chronicle covers the years 1000-1470. To do this, he gathered about 700 records and traditions (including from the White Book of Sarnen ). These range from " history painting " in the description of battles, patriotic emphasis on the role of the country Glarus over the embossed by the journalism of his time representation of the Council of Constance to personal testimonies of statesmen who were involved at the Old Zurich War.

Text output

Historical- critical edition into 22 volumes. Swiss Society for History, Basel 1974-2001, 8172 pages.