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Primary Source Collections and Guides: Germany

The extraordinary Monumenta Germaniae Historica is the most important source collection of German national history. Although very comprehensive, it was not designed to cover German ecclesiastical history or the Crusades. See the Ecclesiastical and General Primary Resource Collections pages for supplementary sources covering these subjects. The online version of MGH contains about 70% of the print collection and should be complete around 2011.

Stuttgart, A. Hiersemann, 1965-
A bibliography of German national history that described primary and secondary resources in systematic order.  It includes independent states that were once part of the empire up to the time that they left it.  Also includes a bibliography of non-German works of interest to Germany. Very good index.
Van Pelt Library Reference: DD89 .D342
Berlin: Dieterich, 1893-94.
The basic national list of works related to medieval Germany. It is regularly updated: see the next three entries for more recent works following Wattenbach.
Call#: Van Pelt Library 943D W34
Weimar: H. Bolaus Nachfolger, 1952-
Bibliography of German Sources, -843
Van Pelt Library: DD3 .W35
Tubingen: M. Matthiesen, 1948-
Bibliography of German Sources, 843-1273.
Call#: Van Pelt Library DD86 .W33
Koln: Bohlau, 1967-71.
Bibliography of German Sources, 924-1273. Click here for link to Franklin record.
Van Pelt Library: DD86 .H573
Berlin ; Leipzig: W. de Gruyter & co., 1933-
Bio-bibliography of old and middle high German literature, 750-1500.  Also includes the works of important German authors writing in Latin.
Van Pelt Library: Z2230 .S78

A digital search engine to the historical sources of the German Middle Ages for the period of 750 to 1500, evolved from the Latin "Repertory Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi" (11 volumes, 1962-2007).

Hannover : Impensis Bibliopolii Hahniani, 1826-1934.
Enormous series of critical editions of medieval works concerning Germany, the Kingdom of the Franks and areas with a strong Germanic influence. Covers 500-1500. Does not attempt to provide significant coverage of the German church or the history of the crusades.
Volumes in the series are spread throughout the Library. You can use this finding aid to identify and locate volumes.
The online version of Monumenta Germaniae Historica provides significant convenience but only includes a subset of the texts available in the print version.
Berolini : Weidmannos, 1864-1873.
Important collection of narrative sources, especially letters, that supplements the Monumenta Germaniae historica.
Van Pelt Library Stacks: 943D B47. Also available in storage.