Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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

Source Details

Head, Thomas, ed.; Appleby, David, ed., Wendell, Barrett, trans., "Translation of the Relics of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter" in Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology (New York: Garland Publishing, pp. 199-226)

Text name(s): Translation of the Relics of Sts. Marcenllinus and Peter

Number of pages of primary source text: 28


Dates: 770 - 840

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Translated into English.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • France


Record Types: 

  • Hagiography

Subject Headings: 

  • Carolingians
  • Royalty / Monarchs
  • Saints


  • Bibliography
  • Introduction


This anthology includes works either never before translated into English or difficult to obtain. Guide to further reading and notes are appended. Also included is a separate note on translation and list of contributors.

Introduction Summary: 

General introduction, by Thomas Head, discusses the tradition of medieval hagiography and its development as exemplified by the texts included in the volume. The practice of venerating saints and the marked changes in sanctity are also discussed, as well as saints’ cults. Each chapter is succinctly outlined and its chronology contextualized. In addition to the general introduction, there is an introduction to this text which includes biographic information on the author, Einhard, and his various works, including the Life of Charlemagne and On Architecture.

Cataloger: KMU