Chronicon complutense

The Chronicon complutense sive alcobacense ("Complutensian Chronicle, that is, [from a manuscript] of Alcalá de Henares [ancient Complutum]") is a short medieval Latin history, in the form of annals, of events in Galicia and Portugal up to the death of Ferdinand I "the Great", whom the anonymous chronicler lauds as an "exceedingly strong emperor" (imperator fortissimus), in 1065. It is the earliest "chronicon" dealing with Galaico-Portuguese events. The first edition (editio princeps) was published by Enrique Flórez in 1767. A more recent edition, incorporating the recension known as the Chronicon conimbrigense, was published under the title Annales Portugalenses veteres (APV, "old Portuguese annals") by Pierre David.


  • Enrique Flórez, ed. España Sagrada, XXIII, 2nd ed. (Madrid: 1799), 316–18. (in Latin)
  • Pierre David, ed. "Annales Portugalenses Veteres", Revista Portuguesa de Historia 3 (1945): 81–128.


  • Porter Conerly (1993). "Cronicones". In Germán Bleiberg. Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 469–70.
  • J. Eduardo López Pereira (1978). "El Elemento godo en los «Annales Portugalenses Veteres»: un problema de crítica textual y de fuentes", Revista Portuguesa de Historia 16: 223–26.