Capitularia - Edition of the Frankish Capitularies

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 […]

Recently published

Recently published manuscript pages: – Köln, Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek, Cod. 120 – Padua, Biblioteca del Seminario Vescovile, DXXVIII – Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 3841 – Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 12755 – Poitiers, Médiathèque François Mitterand, Ms 512 Réserve précieuse Tome LVI-1 – Vatikan, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. Lat. 927 – Vatikan, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, […]

New feature for transcriptions

The heart of the individual manuscript pages are, in addition to the extensive information on the manuscript itself, the transcriptions of the capitularies. As a new feature, text sections provided with glosses or annotation signs (e.g. nota signs) are highlighted by a red G or N on a light background at the beginning of each […]

Recently published

Recently published manuscript pages: – Florenz, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 89 sup. 86 – London, British Library, Add. 5411 – Padua, Pontificia Biblioteca Antoniana, 182 Scaff. X – Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 9656 – Vatikan, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. Lat. 4227 – Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 471 Manuscript pages extended by new transcriptions: – Paris, Bibliothèque […]