Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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

Source Details

Godman, Peter, ed., trans., Poetry of the Carolingian Renaissance (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press)

Text name(s): 

Number of pages of primary source text: 264


Dates: 700 - 900

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: A facing page literal translation is included. The translation is very literal.

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Europe


Record Types: 

  • Literature - Verse

Subject Headings: 

  • Carolingians
  • Literature - Other


  • Index
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction


This volume contains a selection of Latin poems composed during the reigns of Charlemagne and his successors. The book is divided into two sections: the first containing the work of the literary circle assembled by Charlemagne himself and the second containing poems from the time of Charlemagne’s successors. The editor presents work of various styles and subject matter.

Introduction Summary: 

The introduction (80pp) gives a sweeping account of the literary and historical issues surrounding the work presented.

Cataloger: JPR