Generally a chronicle (Latin: chronica, from Greek χρονικά, from χρόνος, chronos, „time”) is a historical account of facts and events ranged in chronological order, as in a time line. Typically, equal weight is given for historically important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler. This is in contrast to a narrative or history, which sets selected events in a meaningful interpretive context and excludes those the author does not see as important.
(…) A chronicle which traces world history is called a universal chronicle. (…)
Universal history is the presentation of the history of humankind as a whole, as a coherent unit. It is basic to the Western tradition of historiography. A universal chronicle or world chronicle traces history from the beginning of written information about the past up to the present (contemporary time). As understood by historians, universal history embraces the events of all times and nations with the only limitation being that they should be ascertained as to make a scientific treatment of them possible.