Regesta of Louis the Bavarian & Frederick the Fair 1314-1347

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Prof. Dr. Michael Menzel

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

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Kontaktdaten München
Leitung:

Prof. Dr. Michael Menzel

Mitarbeiter:
  • Dr. Doris Bulach (München)
  • Dr. Sigrid Oehler-Klein (München)
  • Magdalena Weileder M.A. (München)
  • Dr. Johannes Wetzel (München)
Anschrift:

Regesta Imperii München
Historisches Seminar
Abteilung Historische Grundwissenschaften und Medienkunde

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D-80539 München

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The regesta of Emperor Louis the Bavarian (1314-1347) were first compiled by Johann Friedrich Böhmer in the years 1839-65. Based on the back then available prints and literature, Böhmer collected all known deeds of the Emperor and chronologically arranged approximately 3600 numbers as a book of regesta. Following the classical structure, in which every text is presented with date, place of issue and a short summary, he created the still indispensable basis of all research about Louis the Bavarian.

Böhmer’s state of research has been outdated after one and a half century. Many more deeds of Ludwig have been found in libraries, public and private archives, and the amount of secondary literature has increased significantly since. Thus the desire for a newer edition of the Böhmer regesta collection has been expressed for a while. This tasks has been tackled by a changing set of employees under the leadership of Peter Acht since 1967.

The aim of the newer edition of the regesta imperii is not only updates but also improving the quality of presentation. The old and newly found deeds are not compiled by prints and secondary literature but instead properly researched in archives and libraries. By recording all versions, originals as well as transcripts up until the 19th or 20th century a complete investigation is being guaranteed. Those archival origins are being documented in the new edition for every deed. Hence the methodology of the newer edition of the Böhmer regesta collection aims at completion. Next to updating the literature the prints and other summaries of every piece are being registered. Especially due to the comprehensiveness of the summaries the new edition surpasses Böhmer. The reader is offered such detailed summaries of deeds, that as a general rule there won’t be much need to consult prints and archival objects in the future. As a research tool those new regesta are bound to have an even bigger impact as a research basis than the Böhmer regesta already had.

The issues are published in regional volumes. The archives and libraries of certain smaller areas, usually administrative districts, are being gradually processed. Despite this connection with modern administration units attention is being paid to every volume being an historical unit. So far nine sub-volumes have been published. Currently the work on further sub-volumes is in preparation, “Berlin, Brandenburg” amongst others.

Publications

VII. Regesta of Louis the Bavarian (1314-1347)

  1. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 1: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken Württembergs, edited by Wetzel, Johannes - Köln (et al.) (1991).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  2. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 2: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken Badens, edited by Wetzel, Johannes - Köln (et al.) (1994).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  3. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 3: Die Urkunden aus Klöstern und Stiftsarchiven im Bayerischen Hauptstaatsarchiv und in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München, bearb. Menzel, Michael - Köln (et al.) (1995).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  4. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 4: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken des Elsasses (DépartementHaut- und Bas-Rhin), edited by Wetzel, Johannes - Köln (et al.) (1995).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  5. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 5: Die Urkunden aus aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken im Regierungsbezirk Schwaben (Bayern), edited by Menzel, Michael - Köln (et al.) (1995).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  6. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 6: Die Urkunden aus aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken in der Schweiz, edited by Wetzel, Johannes - Köln (et al.) (2000).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  7. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 7: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken Ober- und Niederbayerns, edited by Menzel, Michael - Köln (et al.) (2003).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  8. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 8: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken Österreichs, edited by Wetzel, Johannes - Köln (et al.) (2008).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  9. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. Issue 9: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken der Oberpfalz und Tschechiens, edited by Bulach, Doris - Köln (et al.) (2012).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume
  10. Regesten Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (1314-1347). Nach Archiven und Bibliotheken geordnet. H. 10: Die Urkunden aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken Frankens I: Regierungsbezirke Mittel- und Oberfranken, edited by Eisenzimmer, Mirjam- Köln (et al.)(2015).Printed version as PDF documentReviews of this volume

All printed publications were published by the two Böhlau publishing houses in Cologne-Weimar-Vienna and respectively Vienna-Weimar-Cologne. Volumes marked by a * were published as reprints by the publishing house Olms, Hildesheim.