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last updated: 11/3/2011

Guide to the Monumenta Germaniae Historica

The Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH) is a large collection of medieval historical sources for the study of German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) from the fall of the Roman Empire to the year 1500. The collection consists of five series: Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae, and Antiquitates, along with the Wietere Reihen, an additional series for the critical study of the German Middle Ages.

 

Accessing the MGH

There are three ways to access the MGH at Indiana University Bloomington.  Due to the size of the collection and different licensing agreements, the MGH is not available in its entirety through any one source; however, using a combination of these resources will allow the researcher to gain access to various parts of the collection.  The series and subseries of the MGH are numbered; using the links for the print collection and the dMGH will take users directly to those resources; the eMGH must be searched separately using keywords contained within the document.

 

Print: IUCAT

Contains the most currently released sections of the MGH, but is missing several series and subseries.

 

Electronic: dMGH

Published by the Monumenta Germaniae Historica Institute.  Provides full text and page image access and is fully searchable, but a moving wall excludes access to publications released in the last five years (parts of Scriptores, Leges, and Antiquitates).  Search interface is in German.

 

Electronic: Monumenta Germaniae Historica (eMGH)

Published by Brepolis.  Allows for simultaneous searching with other medieval text collections, such as the Library of Latin Texts.The eMGH is updated yearly and has an English-language interface, but is not full-text searchable and does not yet contain as many series and subseries as the dMGH.

 

I. Scriptores:

 

Auctores antiquissimi

 

Print: 1-2; 3.1; 5-7; 9-11; 13-14

 

eMGH: 1-8, 10, 12-15

 

dMGH: 1-15

 

Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum

 

Print: 1.2-2; 7

 

eMGH: 1-7

 

dMGH: 1-7

Scriptores rerum Langobardicarum et Italicarum

 

dMGH: 1

 

Gesta pontificum Romanorum

 

eMGH: 1

 

dMGH: 1

 

Scriptores (in Folio)

 

eMGH: 5, 7, 8, 18, 22, 25, 35-36, 38

 

dMGH: 1-32, 34-36, 38

 

Scriptores rerum Germanicarum, Nova series

 

Print: 9, 13-25

 

eMGH: 1-10, 13-18

 

dMGH: 1-18

 

Scriptores rerum Germanicarum in usum scholarum separatim editi

 

Print: 2; 4-13; 16-28; 30-32; 34-37; 42; 44-58; 62-70; 72-76

 

eMGH:2-10, 12, 13, 14-17, 19-20, 22-29, 31, 32, 34-42, 44-51, 52, 54-69, 71, 72-73, 75

 

dMGH: 1-14, 16-38, 40-50, 53, 55-69, 71-73, 75

 

Deutsche Chroniken

 

dMGH: 1-6

Libelli de lite imperatorum et pontificum

 

eMGH: 1-3

 

dMGH: 1-3

 

Staatsschriften des späteren Mittelalters

 

Print: 1-6

 

dMGH: 1, 2.1., 2.4, 3-6

 

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II. Leges:

 

Leges (in Folio)

 

Print: 1-4

 

dMGH: 1-5

 

Leges nationum Germanicarum

 

dMGH: 1-2.1, 3.2, 4-5

Capitularia regum Francorum

 

Print: 1-2

 

eMGH: 1-2

 

dMGH: 1-2

 

Capitularia regum Francorum, Nova series

 

eMGH: 1

 

dMGH: 1

 

Concilia

 

Print: 2 suppl. 2-3; 4 suppl.1-suppl. 2; 6

 

eMGH: 2, 2 suppl.1-2, 3, 4, 4 suppl. 1

 

dMGH: 1-2, 2 suppl.1-2, 3-4, 4 suppl.1-2, 6.1

 

Capitula episcoporum

 

eMGH: 1-3

 

dMGH: 1-3

Ordines de celebrando concilio

 

eMGH: 1

 

dMGH: 1

 

Constitutiones et acta publica imperatorum et regum

 

Print: 1-11

 

eMGH: 2, suppl.

 

dMGH: 1-11

 

Formulae Merowingici et Karolini aevi

 

Print: 1

 

eMGH: 1

 

dMGH: 1

 

Fontes iuris Germanici antiqui, Nova series

 

Print: 1.1-1.2; 3-5

 

eMGH: none

 

dMGH: 1-5, 7.1-3

Fontes iuris Germanici antiqui in usum scholarum separatim editi

 

Print: 1; 3-4; 7-15

 

eMGH: 3, 7, 10, 14

 

dMGH: 1-15

 

 

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III. Diplomata:

 

Merowinger

 

Print

 

dMGH

 

Merowinger 1

 

Print

 

dMGH

Merowinger 2

 

Print

 

dMGH

Pippins, Karlmanns und Karls des Grossen

 

eMGH: 4

 

dMGH

 

Lothar I und Lother II

 

Print

 

dMGH

 

Ludwig II

 

dMGH

Burgundische Rudolfinger

 

dMGH

Ludwig der Deutsche, Karlmann und Ludwig der Jungere

 

Print

 

dMGH

 

Karl III

 

dMGH

Arnolf

 

dMGH

Zwentibold und Ludwig das Kind

 

dMGH

Konrad I, Heinrich I und Otto I

 

dMGH

 

Otto II und Otto III

 

dMGH

 

Heinrich II und Arduin

 

dMGH

Konrad II

 

dMGH

Heinrich III

 

dMGH

Heinrich IV.1

 

Print

 

dMGH

 

Heinrich IV.2

 

Print

 

dMGH

Heinrich IV.3

 

dMGH

Lother III und Kaiserin Richenza

 

dMGH

Konrad III und sein Sohn

 

dMGH

 

Friedrich I.1

 

dMGH

Friedrich I.2

 

dMGH

Friedrich I.3

 

dMGH

Friedrich I.4

 

dMGH

 

Friedrich I.5

 

dMGH

Kaiserin Konstanze

 

Print

 

dMGH

 

Friedrich II.1

 

Print

 

dMGH

Heinrich Raspe und Wilhelm von Holland

 

Print

 

dMGH

 

Heinrich der Lowe

 

dMGH

Mathilde von Tuszien

 

dMGH

 

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IV.Epistolae

 

Epistolae (in Quart)

 

eMGH: 3-7

 

dMGH: 1-8.1

 

Die Briefe der deutschen Kaiserzeit

 

Print: 1-7

 

eMGH: 1-6

 

dMGH:1-8

 

Briefe des späteren Mittelalters

 

Print: 2

 

eMGH: 1

 

dMGH: 1

Epistolae selectae

 

Print: 1-4

 

eMGH: 1-5

 

dMGH: 1-5

 

Epistolae saeculi XIII e regestis pontificum Romanorum selectae

 

Print: 1-3

 

eMGH: 1-3

 

dMGH: 1-3

 

 

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V. Antiquitates

 

Poetae Latini medii aevi

 

Print: 1-5, 1.2, 6.1

 

eMGH: 1-6

 

dMGH: 1-3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1-5.3, 6.1

 

Necrologia Germaniae

 

Print: 1-5

 

dMGH: 1-5, suppl.

 

 Libri memorials

 

dMGH: 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.3

 Libri memoriales et Necrologia, Nova series

 

Print: 1-3

 

dMGH: 1, 1 suppl., 2-6

 

 

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VI. Wietere Reihen

 

Quellen zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters

 

Print: 1-12, 16-18

 

eMGH: 1-4, 6-10, 13, 14, 16

 

dMGH: 1-19

 

 Deutsches Mittelalter. Kritische Studientexte

 

Print: 1-4

 

eMGH: 12, 17

 

dMGH: 1-4

 

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last updated: 11/3/2011