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Swiss illustrated chronicles
Several illustrated chronicles were created in the Old Swiss Confederacy in the 15th and 16th centuries. They were luxurious productions for the benefit of the urban elite of Berne and Lucerne, and their countless detailed illustrations allow a unique insight into the politics and daily life of late medieval Switzerland on the eve of the Reformation. The most important of these chronicles are the works of the two Diebold Schillings, their luxurious execution, as well as their content reflecting the growing confidence and self-esteem of the leaders of the confederacy after their spectacular successes in the Burgundy Wars.
- 1423 Konrad Justinger 's chronicle (Berne) the original was lost, but a copy of the text survives in Jena.
- 1470 the "Tschachtlanchronik " by Bendict Tschachtlan und Heinrich Dittlinger (Berne, now kept in Zürich)
- Diebold Schilling the Elder, Berne:
- 1515 "Luzerner Schilling" by Diebold Schilling the Younger, nephew of Diebold the Elder's.
- 1515 Chronicle of Walter Schodeler of Bremgarten.
- 1576 Christoph Silberysen 's compendium.
- 1587 "Wickiana " by Johann Jakob Wick.
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