Capitularia - Edition of the Frankish Capitularies

New manuscript pages and more

In addition to the recent publication of all capitulary pages that had not yet been accessible, 15 new manuscript pages are now available: Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya, 945 London, British Library, Add. 22398 Modena, Archivio di Stato, 130 Montecassino, Archivio dell’ Abbazia, 175 Munich, Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, HL Passau 3 1/2 Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, […]

New capitulary pages and a farewell

With the publication of BK 284 to BK 307 as well as the remaining pieces from Mordek’s appendix (Mordek nos. 1-14, 25-27), all capitulary pages are now available on our website! They contain information on the titles in older editions and on dating, list the manuscripts and cite important literature as well as translations for the individual […]


After we have already published 40 new capitulary pages in May 2022 (BK 203 to BK 242), another 43 will follow now (BK 243 to BK 283), which also concern capitularies of the time after 840, including one of the most comprehensive capitulary texts ever: the Edictum Pistense (BK 273), which was issued in 864. […]

New capitulary pages online

In addition to the various overviews and the manuscript pages with descriptions and transcriptions, the capitulary pages are an important part of our website. We have now published another 40 pages (from BK 203 to BK 242) concerning capitularies of the period after 840. By the end of the year we will have published all […]

New manuscript pages online

The digital edition of the capitularies is going on! We have recently published the following manuscript pages: Canisius 1604 Den Haag, Museum Meermanno – Huis van het boek, 10 D 2 London, British Library, Add. 47676 München, Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Hochstift Passau, Inneres Archiv 5 Novara, Archivio Storico Diocesano, XV Novara, Archivio Storico Diocesano, XXX Reims, […]

Capitularia in Paris

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. In der letzten Septemberwoche ergab sich nach langer Pandemie-bedingter Verzögerung die Möglichkeit, in Paris einige lose Fäden zur Edition der Kapitularien Ludwigs des Frommen aufzugreifen. Dies umfasste zunächst die Überprüfung einiger an den vorhandenen Farbscans allein nicht zu klärender Unsicherheiten anhand der Originalhandschriften, die in der Bibliothèque […]

New manuscript pages

We regularly present newly published manuscript pages here. This time the following 20 pages are added: – Admont, Stiftsbibliothek, 712 – Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Can. 2 – Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Can. 7 – Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Hist. 141 – Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Jur. 35 – Barcelona, Arxiu Capitular, Liber antiquitatum I – Berlin, Staatsbibliothek – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Fragm. 30 […]


The edition of Ansegis’ capitulary collection is a real treasure trove for anyone interested in the transmission of legal manuscripts in the Carolingian period. With utmost meticulousness Gerhard Schmitz has analyzed the manuscripts of the collection and their textual peculiarities. He convincingly demonstrated that the collection was rapidly disseminated throughout the Frankish Empire and that […]


Many universities, researchers and projects have their own pages on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, e.g. to inform about activities, to establish contacts or to promote their own research or research progress. Capitularia is now also active on Facebook and Twitter to make the project’s progress more visible and to inform about […]

Technical news

Since the middle of last year our collation tool has been available to all, we have recently extended its functions: It is possible to compare several chapters from different capitularies, e.g. to check quotations from older provisions. The extended function facilitates the text-critical evaluation of even such cases. Furthermore, there is a new feature for […]