Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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

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A.J. Grant, ed., Early Lives of Charlemagne by Eginhard and the Monk of St. Gall (London: Chatto & Windus) Read this source online

Text name(s): Life of Charlemagne

Number of pages of primary source text: 0


Dates: 786 - 884

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Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Translated into English.

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Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • France
  • Germany


Record Types: 

  • Chronicle, Annals

Subject Headings: 

  • Piety
  • Carolingians
  • Royalty / Monarchs
  • War - Military History


  • Introduction


The Monk of St. Gall (Notker Balbulus) wrote his highly anecdotal life of Charlemagne for Louis the Fat in c. 883, and it contains information about topics other than Charlemagne. The full text of Notker’s Life of Charlemagne, including footnotes, can be found on the Internet Medieval Sourcebook website.

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Cataloger: mk