Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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

Source Details

Bayless, Martha, ed.; Halsall, Guy, ed., "Alcuin's Disputatio Pippini and the early medieval riddle tradition" in Humour, History and Politics in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambride University Press)

Text name(s): Disputatio Pippini

Number of pages of primary source text: 10


Dates: 730 - 804

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Europe


Record Types: 

  • Other

Subject Headings: 

  • Education / Universities
  • Literature - Other


  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction


A short collection of Carolingian “riddles” most likely used for educational purposes.

Introduction Summary: 

The introduction is an essay describing and analyzing the text. The text itself is presented, with original language, as an appendix.

Cataloger: cdb