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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.

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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.