Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

Source Details

Carey, William, ed., Annales Regni Francorum (The Latin Library Website) Read this source online

Text name(s): Annales Regni Francorum; Royal Frankish Annals

Number of pages of primary source text: 0


Dates: 741 - 829

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • France
  • Holy Roman Empire


Record Types: 

  • Chronicle, Annals

Subject Headings: 

  • Government
  • Carolingians
  • Historiography
  • War - Military History



These annals constitute what is unquestionably the most important single source for the political and military history of the reign of Charlemagne. This is a compilation of at least three different authors. The Latin text, with no introductory material or scholarly apparatus, can be found on the Latin Library website.

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Cataloger: MK