Monumenta Germaniae Historica (eMGH)

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (eMGH)

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (eMGH) is the electronic version of the critical edition Monumenta Germaniae Historica, begun in 1819, which consists of more than 3700 medieval historical texts in more than 300 volumes. The collection, as planned in the 19th century, aimed to include texts related to German medieval history spanning the period from about 500 to 1500 A.D. This plan, influenced by 19th century nationalism, counted wide swaths of Europe as German, formerly German, or settled by Germanic-speaking peoples, so the texts in this collection are from a wide range of European peoples, regions, and countries. It is divided into five major Series (Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae and Antiquitates) and into 33 Subseries. New volumes are added to this database as they are published.

Dates covered

Texts from the medieval era in critical editions published from 1819 - present

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