Online resources

Online resources on Diplomatics, stand Febr. 2022

1. Research and Teaching tools

1.1. Generally over the Middle Ages

http://opac.regesta-imperii.de/lang_de/ 
The largest online free bibliography on the Middle Ages

https://www.amad.org/
NEW New cross-disciplinary repository and science blog on Medieval Studies.

http://www.menestrel.fr/
Online resources on the Middle Ages

[Contra] Taedium
This site under construction, hosted by the Universitat de Barcelona, offers access to different possibilities : a directory of Catalan cultural institutions (archives, libraries, museums…) ; pages for students (typology of medieval documents, introduction to Latin…)

1.2. About Diplomatics

http://www.hgw-online.net/GHWBibliographie/index.php
https://www.phil.uni-passau.de/histhw/forschung/hilfswissenschaftliche-bibliographie/
http://elec.enc.sorbonne.fr/bede/ (for France only; up to 2004).
Bibliographies on the “historical auxiliary sciences” (“historische Grundwissenschaften”)

http://theleme.enc.sorbonne.fr/
Courses, exercises, bibliographies for students in diplomatics, palaeography…

https://adele.chartes.psl.eu/
Collaborative handbook on medieval diplomatics (based on the reading, transcription, study and commentary of documents)

https://www.gda.bayern.de/service/archivalienkunde/kleine-archivalienkunde-in-beispielen/koenigsurkunde/
Kleine Archivalienkunde in Beispielen, Staatliche Archive Bayerns. A German language introduction into various types of sources present in the State Archives of Bavaria, including several different kinds of charters.

https://www.leo-bw.de/web/guest/themenmodul/sudwestdeutsche-archivalienkunde
Südwestdeutsche Archivalienkunde, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. A similar ressource by the State Archives of Baden Württemberg, though even more extensive (includes narrative sources).

https://dialnet.unirioja.es/
Portal to the Spanish scientific publications online

https://num-arche.unistra.fr/voces/accueil
Vocabulary of the study of the medieval Literacy

https://num-arche.unistra.fr/chla
Database giving access to the regests of the Chartae Latinae Antiquiores

1.3. Palaeography and other “auxiliary sciences”

http://digipal.eu/
DigiPal. Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic. Online resource for viewing and comparing manuscripts from 11th Century England. Being mostly an asset in palaeography, this may nevertheless be interesting for students of diplomatic.

https://www.adfontes.uzh.ch/ressourcen/abkuerzungen/cappelli-online/characters/up/1
Cappelli Online. As an essential asset for students of palaeography, this database on abbreviations in medieval manuscripts may be useful in diplomatics as well.

1.4. Chronology

http://bilder.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/gaeste/grotefend/grotefend.htm
Zeitrechnung des Deutschen Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (Grotefend Online). An online German language introduction into medieval chronology.

http://millesimo.irht.cnrs.fr/
A French database for translating medieval dates

2. Databases of digitized charters and other diplomatic documents

2. 1. General databases

https://www.monasterium.net/mom/home

Monasterium is a digital meta-collections with more than 500 000 medieval charters from different European countries.

https://deeds.library.utoronto.ca
DEEDS-database (Documents of Early England Data Set): initially, English charters, nut the Deeds-database is now extended to other European countries.

https://cema.lamop.fr/
The Cartae Europeae Medii Aevi offers many search possibilities in the text of dozens of thousands of medieval charters

2.2. National and regional databases

Austria

https://www.crarc.findbuch.net/php/main.php
Crossborderarchives SK-AT : hundreds of medieval municipal books from Slovak and Austrian Archives

Belgium

https://www.diplomata-belgica.be/colophon_fr.html
Charters from Belgium, Luxembourg and Northern France (departments Nord and Pas-de-Calais) until 1250. Mainly regests, but also many texts and photographs (of originals)

Denmark

https://diplomatarium.dk/

England

http://www.aschart.kcl.ac.uk/index.html
Charters from the Anglo-Saxon period (until 1066), mainly, but not only, royal acts

Finland

http://df.narc.fi/

France

https://telma-repertoires.irht.cnrs.fr/cartulr/page/presentation
Database of French cartularies

http://telma.irht.cnrs.fr/outils/originaux/recherche/
Database with photographs and texts of French (i. e. modern France) original charters prior to 1120

http://telma.irht.cnrs.fr//outils/chartae-galliae/recherche/?q=*&rows=10
Database with texts of ca. 45,000 French charters prior to 1300

https://www.rose.uzh.ch/docling/
Charters written in “French” (different languages: “oïl”, “oc”, “franco-provençal”…)

French regional collections

Burgundy: http://www.cbma-project.eu/editions.html
Corpus of diplomatic and narrative texts, including photographs of manuscripts

Île-de-France: http://elec.enc.sorbonne.fr/cartulaires/
Digitization of editions of cartularies in “Île-de-France”

Normandy: https://www.unicaen.fr/scripta/

Germany

http://lba.hist.uni-marburg.de/lba/pages/
Database with photographs of German (i. e. Roman-German Empire) original charters prior to 1250

German regional collections

Baden-Württemberg

https://www.wubonline.de/?mp=1&sp=1
Updated version of the printed volumes of the Württembergisches Urkundenbuch

Saxony

https://codex.isgv.de/
Codex diplomaticus Saxoniae: pdf versions of the printed volumes of the CDS

Hungary

https://adatbazisokonline.hu/adatbazis/dldf/kereses
Database of the The Hungarian National Archive presenting images of and further information on Hungarian medieval charters prior to the battle of Mohács in 1526. Completely in Hungarian, so you’ll have to be willing to spend a lot of time on Google Translate unless you speak the language.

Italy

https://notariorumitinera.eu/Digital_Library_Archivistica.aspx
Reproduction of registers of Genoan notaries (preserved at the Archivio di Stato di Genoa)

Italian regional collection:

Lombardy: https://www.lombardiabeniculturali.it/cdlm/
Edition of corpus of charters, mainly from Lombard churches.

Netherlands

http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/registershollandsegrafelijkheid
Edition and reproduction of 22 registers of the chancery of the counts of Holland, 14th cent. (about 3500 charters)

Dutch regional collection:

North-Brabant: http://www.donb.nl/
300 charters until 1312 (regests, texts, photographs)

Norway

https://www.dokpro.uio.no/dipl_norv/diplom_felt.html

Scotland

http://www.modelsofauthority.ac.uk
The “Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government” database propose photographs and studies of Scottish charters until 1250.

Slovakia

www.pampap.sk : 3440 medieval charters from archives in the Slovak Republik (only digitizates and regests at: https://www.pammap.sk/?podtypMaterialu=40970&cas=476-1-1|1525-12-31&sort=time_from&sort_mode=1 )

https://www.crarc.findbuch.net/php/main.php
Crossborderarchives SK-AT : hundreds of medieval municipal books from Slovak and Austrian Archives

Sweden

https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk

Switzerland

www.e-chartae.ch : database of the charters of St-Gallen prior to 1000

Pontifical Acts

https://www.papsturkunden.de/EditMOM/home.do
Regests to the acts issued by the popes to 1198 (Regesta pontificum Romanorum online)

http://www.regesta-imperii.de/regesten/suche.html
Regests to the acts issued by the popes (800 to 1058 and 1191 to 1195)

https://about.brepolis.net/ut-per-litteras-apostolicas-papal-letters/
Electronic (but not free) version of the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIVe siècle published by the Ecole Française de Rome, with also some unpublished material.

http://telma-chartes.irht.cnrs.fr/aposcripta/page/accueil
Database giving access to more than 20,000 papal letters, from the beginnings of the Church to the 18th cent., but mainly from the 13th cent.

Royal and Imperial Acts

http://www.hgw-online.net/abbildungsverzeichnis/
This page lists all images published online or printed of imperial and royal charters of the Frankish Empire and its successor states. Where available, links to online editions and regestae are provided as well.

France

http://telma-chartes.irht.cnrs.fr/actes-philippe3/page/presentation
Acts issued by King Philip III (1270-1285)

http://telma-chartes.irht.cnrs.fr/actes-philippe4/page/presentation
Acts issued by King Philip IV (1285-1314)

Germany

https://geschichte.digitale-sammlungen.de//kaiserurkunden/online/angebot
Digitized version of Theodor von Sickel’s and Heinrich von Sybel’s fundamental volume of plates from 1891 on imperial charters in the Middle Ages. It offers images and commentaries for 364 charters.

http://www.regesta-imperii.de/regesten/suche.html
Regests to the acts issued by the Roman-German Emperors and Kings of Germany (Regesta Imperii)

3. Online texts editions

A general list: Catalog of Digital Scholarly Editions

France

http://saint-denis.enc.sorbonne.fr/
Edition, in progress, of the “White Cartulary” of Saint-Denis abbey

http://www.castellanie.net/
Accounts of castellanies in Savoie

Italy

https://notariorumitinera.eu/CollanaItinera.aspx
Edition of Genoan notaries’ registers

Formularies

http://www.scrineum.it/scrineum/wight/index.htm
This page offers digital editions and translations of treatises on privileges, charter doctrines and model charters from the 11th up to the 13th century.

4. Portals of Archives Departments

You will only find here the portals to national archives. Digitized charters and other documents (mainly photographs, often with regests) are to be found on websites of local archives.

For instance (French examples):

http://www.archives-aube.fr/r/155/archives-anciennes/ (charters of Clairvaux abbey, cartularies, registers of the officiality of Troyes…)

Archives départementales de la Loire-Atlantique (“Trésor des chartes” of the dukes of Britanny, registers of the chancery of the dukes, seals…)

https://archives.bas-rhin.fr/rechercher/documents-numerises/chartes-anterieures-a-1250/ (original charters of Alsace prior to 1250)

Belgium

www.arch.be

France

https://francearchives.fr/

Netherlands

https://charterbank.huygens.knaw.nl/
Portal to references of charters preserved on Dutch archives: about 188,000 charters, from which about 36,000 with picture (no texts, but references to the editions). See: Jan Burgers en Rik Hoekstra, ‘De Digitale Charterbank Nederland. Grootschalige digitale bronontsluiting en het historisch onderzoek’, Bijdragen en Mededelingen betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden/Low Countries Historical Review 136-3 (2021), p. 99-119 . DOI: https://doi.org/10.51769/bmgn-lchr.6997​.

Spain

https://pares.culturaydeporte.gob.es/inicio.html
Portal to spanish archives, with regests and photographs of documents preserved in Spanish State archives.

5. Digitized Manuscripts

The first go-to ressources are the homepages of the various (national) libraries that preserve manuscripts, to which som portals can be added.

https://bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr/
The « Bibliothèque Virtuelle des Manuscrits Médiévaux » gives access to the photographs of thousands of medieval manuscripts, mainly preserved in France

http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/archim/tresor-chartes.html
Registers of the French Royal “Trésor des Chartes”

http://codices.ch/
Ressources for manuscripts in Switzerland

https://manuscripta.at/
Ressources for manuscripts in Austria (digitized manuscripts at: https://manuscripta.at/digitalisate.php)

http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de
Ressources for manuscripts in Gemany

https://manuscrits-france-angleterre.org/
800 digitized manuscripts between 700 and 1200, from England and France

6. Main resource centers on digital diplomatics

Munich, Monumenta Germaniae Historica: https://www.mgh.de/de/

Paris, École des Chartes: https://www.chartes.psl.eu/

Paris, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes: https://www.irht.cnrs.fr/ and https://telma.hypotheses.org/

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