Chronicle of 846

  • Chronicle of 846
  • Chronicon ad annum Domini 846 pertinens
    (Chronicon ad annum Domini 846 pertinens, Chronicle until the year 846)
Period covered:
State of Preservation:
  • Chronicle (chronica)
Palmer (1993: 83-84) proposes that the compiler of the Chronicle of 846 was David bishop of Harran (846-873). As the anonymous chronicle shows extended correspondences with the Chronicle of 819, it has been considered to have been involved in the transmission of the hypothetical Chronology of Qartamin (Conrad 1991: 23-24) and in the so-called 'circuit of Theophilus of Edessa' (Conrad 1991: 6-7, 23-24; Hoyland 1997: 419-420; Hoyland 2011: 26-29, 316-318; Borrut 2011: 151-152).
Edition - Translation:
  • A. Borrut (2011) Entre mémoire et pouvoir: L'éspace syrien sous les derniers Omeyyades et les premiers Abbasides (v. 72-193/692-809). Leiden - Boston.
  • E.W. Brooks (1897) 'A Syriac chronicle of the year 846'. Zeitschrift der deutschen morgenländischen Gesellschaft 51: 569-588.
  • E.W. Brooks (1906) 'The sources of Theophanes and the Syriac chronicles'. Byzantinische Zeitschrift 15: 578-587.
  • L.I. Conrad (1991) 'Syriac perspectives on Bilād al-Shām during the Abbasid period'. In: Bilād al-Shām during the Abbasid period: Fifth international conference on the history of Bilād al-Shām, ed. M. Adnan al-Bakhit - R. Schick. Amman: 1-44.
  • M. Debié (2015) L'écriture de l'histoire en syriaque: Transmissions interculturelles et constructions identitaires entre hellénisme et Islam (Late antique history and religion, 12). Leuven - Paris - Bristol: 572-573.
  • R. Hoyland (2011) Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle and the circulation of historical knowledge in Late Antiquity and early Islam (Translated texts for historians, 57). Liverpool.
  • R. Hoyland (1997) Seeing Islam as others saw it: A survey and evaluation of Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian writings on early Islam (Studies in Late Antiquity and early Islam, 13). Princeton: 419-420.
  • A. Palmer (1990) Monk and mason on the Tigris frontier: The early history of Tur Abdin. Cambridge.
  • A. Palmer (1993) The seventh century in the West-Syrian chronicles, including two seventh-century Syriac apocalyptic texts (Translated texts for historians, 15). Liverpool.