Project Status: Ongoing

A database of the volumes of the Monumenta Germaniae Historia (MGH), a collection of meticulously edited primary sources for the study of the Middle Ages with an emphasis on the German lands. The database may be searched or browsed by the department, and the volumes (published 1826-2010) may be read online or downloaded as .pdfs.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogDownloadable dataSearchable DatabaseText: Medieval

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: German

Language of Modern Translation: Latin

Medieval content details:

Dates: 300 - 1500

Subject: CarolingiansCivil LawClergyConfession, PenanceConversionCrusadesDiplomacyEarly Germanic PeoplesGovernmentHistoryLawMendicantsMonasticismMonksNobility, GentryNunsPapacyPhilosophy, TheologyPietyPolitical ThoughtPriests, Bishops, CanonsReformReligion - Institutional ChurchRoyalty, MonarchsSaintsTheology

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Biography, MemoirsChronicles, AnnalsCommentary, Gloss, ExegesisEpiscopal RegistersHagiographyLegislationLetters, PetitionsLiteratureReligious TextsRulesTextual EvidenceTreatiesTreatises

Geopolitical Region: EuropeFranceGerman LandsItalyLow Countries

Original Language: Latin

Includes hundreds of medieval authors, such as Adam of Bremen, Thomas Ebendorfer, Einhard, and many others.