Was bis daher gepassiert solt vergessen und vergeben sein': cross-border nobleman Sweder Schele's (1569-1639) accounts of army commanders during the Revolt in the Low Countries and Thirty Years' War

Raingard Esser, Dániel Moerman

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Abstract

This chapter delves into a chronicle produced in the frontier zone between the Low Countries and Germany, written by Sweder Schele. Engaging in the modern field of transregional history and the long-standing tradition of German studies on autobiographical texts of the Revolt, the different layers within Sweder Schele’s chronicle are deconstructed, utilizing the concept of ‘episodic memory’ as defined by Geoffrey Cubitt. As the two parts of the chronicle of Schele have been preserved separately in archives in both Germany and the Netherlands, the subject of this contribution already demonstrates the importance of historical research across borders. Schele wrote the first part of his chronicle while living in the Low Countries and the second part during his time in Germany, which makes him a personal witness and participant of both the Revolt in the Low Countries and the Thirty Years’ War in the Holy Roman Empire.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly modern war narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries
EditorsRaymond Fagel , Leonor Álvarez Francés , Beatriz Santiago Belmonte
PublisherManchester University Press
Chapter10
ISBN (Electronic)9781526140883
ISBN (Print)9781526140869
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Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameStudies in Early Modern European History
PublisherManchester University Press

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