Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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

Source Details

Dutton, Paul, trans., Charlemagne's Courtier, The Complete Einhard (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures: II. Peterborough: Broadview Press)

Text name(s): Some reflections on Einhard by his contemporaries; Life of Charlemagne; Charters; Translation and Miracles of the blessed Maryrs, Marcellinus and Peter; Letters; On the Adoration of the Cross

Number of pages of primary source text: 184


Dates: 750 - 840

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Translated into English.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • France


Record Types: 

  • Chronicle, Annals
  • Charters, Deeds
  • Letter
  • Other

Subject Headings: 

  • Early Germanic Peoples: Goths, Franks, etc.
  • Conversion
  • Carolingians
  • Art
  • Architecture and Buildings
  • Education / Universities
  • Government
  • Historiography
  • Philosophy / Theology
  • Political Thought
  • Royalty / Monarchs
  • Saints
  • War - Military History


  • Index
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction


This book includes several different parts of Einhard’s work: charters, chronicles, letters, and his translation of apostolic texts. The bibliography (xlii-li) contains a list of printed Carolingian primary sources, references to works on Carolingian history in general, intellectual history, and religious history. The bibliography also contains a detailed list of editions of Einhard’s works and a list of studies of Einhard. Standard index of people, place names, and important occurrences or themes. A complete collection of Einhard’s available writings. Easy to use, and each entry has an explanation written before the translation, good for students. Also gives enough background on the Carolingians and Einhard to be very useful to those unfamiliar with Carolingian history.

Introduction Summary: 

Gives a detailed description of Einhard’s life, career, and influence in Carolingian court. Einhard lived from 770-840, and appeared in Charlemagne’s court around 791-792. Each entry of Einhard’s work has a short introduction about the subject.

Cataloger: CDB