The Nuremberg Chronicles Project is funded
by the British Academy & Manchester Met University

Dr Rosamund Oates
Reader in History, MMU

Dr Nina Adamova
Reader in History, St Petersburg State University

The Nuremberg Chronicle is one of the
earliest printed histories of renaissance Europe.

This exhibition shows some of the ways people read the Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the earliest printed histories. We have compared annotated copies of the Chronicle from across Europe to illustrate different responses to the Reformation, as well as demonstrating the importance of sacred history for a diverse group of readers.


Twenty examples of how early modern readers from across Europe interpreted and used their Nuremberg Chronicles.

A reference book for sacred history

A reference book for sacred history Schedel, Hartmann. Liber Chronicarum (Nuremberg: Anton…

Conflicting religious readings

Conflicting religious readings Schedel, Hartmann. Liber Chronicarum (Nuremberg: Anton…

Making a search engine

Making a search engine Schedel, Hartmann. Liber Chronicarum (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, VII…

This exhibition, funded by the British Academy, comes out of a British Academy International Fellowship