Digital Chronique Anonyme Universelle

Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director, Medieval Academy of America

This video introduces a digital project on the Chronique Anonyme, a 15th-century annotated history of the world.



Discussion Questions

  • What are the implications of this ostensible “world” chronicle, only actually recording history in Northwest Europe?
  • What roles do women play in this text?
  • Why is this formatted as a scroll rather than a codex?
  • How might this Chronique have been used by its fifteenth-century readers?

Further Reading

Davis, Lisa Fagin. La Chronique Anonyme Universelle : Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-century France. Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History ; 61. London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2014.


Davis, Lisa Fagin. “Digital Chronique Anonyme Universelle,” Middle Ages for Educators, April 4, 2020. Accessed [date].