Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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

Source Details

Gilbert, J. T., ed., Historic and Municipal Documents of Ireland, A.D. 1172-1320, from the Archives of the City of Dublin etc. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., (Rolls Series, No. 53)) Read this source online

Text name(s): 

Number of pages of primary source text: 462


Dates: 1172 - 1320

Archival Reference: Archives of the City of Dublin

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England
  • Ireland

County/Region: North Leinster; Dublin; Drogheda

Record Types: 

  • Account Roll
  • Cartulary
  • Charters, Deeds
  • Court Roll
  • Law - Legislation
  • Letter
  • Taxes

Subject Headings: 

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and Buildings
  • Art
  • Clergy - Anticlericalism
  • Clergy - Monks, Nuns, Friars
  • Clergy - Priests, Bishops, Canons
  • Economy - Crafts and Industry
  • Economy - Guilds and Labor
  • Economy - Trade
  • Education / Universities
  • Family / Children
  • Government
  • Law - Crime
  • Law - Secular
  • Maritime
  • Material Culture: Food, Clothing, Household
  • Peasants
  • Piety - Lay
  • Poverty / Charity
  • Recreation
  • Royalty / Monarchs
  • Science / Technology
  • Towns / Cities
  • Travel / Pilgrimage
  • War - Military History
  • Women / Gender


  • Index
  • Appendix


This volume contains documents that are intended to illuninate the history of the municipal, middle and trading classes in Ireland under the rule of England in the twefth century and beyond. These documents include: 7 royal charters, the Dublin Roll of Names, the Tithe of Dublin, information about the erection of the castle, the Fair of Dublin, the Magna Carta for Ireland, Royal and Municipal Accounts, Tolls on Wool, Trade with La Rochelle, Disputes of the Ecclesiastics and Laity, Standard Weights and measures, Supplies for the war with Scotland and several other documents ranging from statutes to tax returns. All of the documents included in the volume are listed and briefly summarized on pages xxxix-lxxxviii

Introduction Summary: 

The introduction discusses the documents that have been selected for inclusion in the text.

Cataloger: SES