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Maps and images of transformations as seen through cultural artifacts.
(Includes data on former Roman provinces now found in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania and Slovakia)
Geographic and thematic approaches available in nine languages.
(Antiquity through 212 AD; maps and facsimile images)
As illustrated through hundreds of document pages.
(Book facsimile pages in Latin and German)
  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica
    This is a monumental collection of medieval documents (even the title proclaims it).
    Consisting of published volumes in facsimile form of the sub-series:
Scriptores (Historiographers),
Leges (Legal Texts),
Diplomata (Political Documents),
Epistolae (Correspondence),
Antiquitates (Poetry and History of Thought), along with other sub-series.
Full-text searchable transcriptions to follow soon.
(Middle Ages; Latin and German facsimiles)
Links to various collections of manuscripts from the Bibliotheca Carolina (8th and 9th centuries), the Library of Charles V and Family (14th century) and the Library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples (15th and 16th centuries).
Browse the manuscripts.
(8th-16th centuries; facsimiles, English interface)
Over 90,000 digitized and transcribed Western European manuscripts from the Middle Ages.
(facsimiles, transcriptions, German interface)
Carolingian primary chronicle.
(741; Latin)
Continuation of the Royal Frankish Annals.
(830-882; Latin)
Frankish chronicle.
(832-873; Latin)
Another Frankish chronicle.
(874-900; Latin)
Carolingian review of astronomy. Attempt to christianize the study of astronomy.
(Latin facsimile; 809)
Late Carolingian primary chronicle.
(882; Latin)
Carolingian era primary chronicle.
(900; Latin transcription)
(904-906; Latin transcription with Russian translation)
Important early history from a German convent, probably written by a nun. First written mention of Lithuania by name.
(1008; Latin facsimile)
As an inventory of all documentary and historiographical sources of the Roman-German royal lines from the Carolingians to Maximilian I, as well as of the Popes of the Early and High Middle Ages, the Regesta Imperii are among the great source works of German and European History.
Available as browse for facsimiles of original book pages or as an advanced keyword search for the corresponding full texts.
(751-1519; German facsimiles & transcriptions) - Some work still in progress -
Georeferencing and imaging of monuments of the Franks
(Includes parts of France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland)
(Antiquity to Middle Ages; interactive maps, images)
With heaviest emphases on the cities of Meissen, Leipzig, and Freiberg
(948 - 1555; German and Latin facsimiles of original book pages)
Bielefeld [u.a.]: Velhagen & Klasing 1886.
Historical atlas digitized by Monumenta Germaniae Historica.
(Facsimile maps with commentary, mainly of Germany and Europe)
(German transcriptions & translations)
(802; English translation)
Includes name, year, and location of eating contest.
(803-1299; Russian translation)
(817; English translation)
The chronicle of Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg.
Exemplary digital editing by Monumenta Germaniae Historica
(ca. 1000; German facsimiles and transcriptions)
(German transcriptions & translations)
(German transcriptions & translations)
(1152-1157; English translation)
Seals with images important for establishing official portraits and to show legitimacy and provenance of accompanying documents.
A collection of facsimiles at Notre Dame's Medieval Institute Library.
(Facsimiles and commentary)
Collection of primary documents about the trade agreement between German and Baltic cities known as the Hanseatic League.
(English translation; 1157-1659)
(German transcriptions & translations)
(1085; English translation)
(13 April 1180; English translation)
(19 November 1274; English translation)
Die große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift.
Complete facsimile of the Codex Palatinus Germanicus 848 in the Heidelberg university library,
A famous and well-preserved collection of medieval German literature.
(1305-1340; German facsimiles)

Der Sachsenspiegel

A set of historical and legal documents (land and fiefdom rights) from Saxony & vicinity.
(Early 14th century; German facsimiles)
(1356; English translation)
E-book including a collection of medieval source documents. Mainly by medieval historians.
(German and Latin)
(1386; English translation)
Standard and comprehensive source for questions of chronology, time reckonings and calendars.
Extends beyond the German border; includes calendars of saints by city, diocese and order.
Digitized by Dr. Horst Ruth.
(Annotated Latin and German transcriptions)
Facsimiles of German-language medieval manuscripts.
Organized by locations of manuscripts.
Online medieval documents relating to the history of Regensburg.
(German and Latin facsimiles and transcriptions)
NOTE: Many of the documents are not yet available to the general public, but only samples can be accessed.
Late medieval illustrated manuscripts preserved in the Heidelberg university library.
(German facsimiles)
Source materials about the war between Swabia and Switzerland in 1499
From the University of Freiburg
(1499-1550; German and Latin transcriptions)
Online medieval archival materials from Passau.
(1299 - 1350; Latin and German transcriptions)
Digitized collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the German language].
(Middle Ages - Early Modern Period; manuscripts)
Digitized block books from the Bavarian collections, belonging to the rarest and most valuable libraries worldwide.
Browse by alphabetical or chronological order.
Also available in English.
(15th century; manuscripts)

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