What is the definition of chronicle?

The definition of chronicle is a detailed record of events written down as a continuous and typically systematic narrative with little to no interpretation or analysis.

Chronicle

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Chronicle (also called history) - a detailed and continuous record of events, usually a systematic account or narration of events that contain little or no interpretation or analysis.

The word is from the Greek khronos, meaning “time,” and khronik, meaning “annals.”

Chronicles were used as a form of...

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Chronicle (also called history) - a detailed and continuous record of events, usually a systematic account or narration of events that contain little or no interpretation or analysis.

The word is from the Greek khronos, meaning “time,” and khronik, meaning “annals.”

Chronicles were used as a form of history from Roman times until the early 1600s when they were largely replaced by biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, logs, travel books, and narratives of sea voyages and exploration.

Shakespeare adapted Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577) for his history plays, such as Henry V.


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