First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…


After the Prussians the Saxons loom up - an extensive people, whose possessions extend from the west to the river Weser, although some say as far as the Rhine, Saxony borders on Denmark to the north; Franconia, Bavaria and Bohemia to the south; Silesia and Prussia to the eaSt. In this terrain are included Thüringia, Lausitz, and Pomerania, although the Thüringians are said to have been in this country before the Saxons. For it is said that the Saxons were Greeks who were brought to this country in ships by the Macedonians, who distressed the Thüringians with many wars and drove them out of their homeland; which to me does not appear to be the truth. For the Saxon name is very ancient in Germany, and is mentioned by all the old historians; however, those who speak of the German people do not mention the Thüringians. I