This is a website about visualizing early medieval Europe 614-840 on maps. Here you will find interactive maps of the Frankish kingdom, activities of Merovingian and Carolingian kings, donations of the nobility and development of the property of monasteries and other institutions. The locations on the map are clickable and connected to quotes from, and references to primary sources and literature. Simply click on a location and discover which sources are available on this site and on the internet for a particular city. There is an overview of the interactive maps in the Gallery section, intended as a starting point if you are new to this website.

This website

  • implements an interface which enable the user to view maps of different aspects of the frankish kingdom 614 to 840. For example, the division of the frankish kingdom 768 between Charlemagne and Carloman, sons of king Pepin the Short
  • contains a database of cities, institutions, persons and personal names, connecting them to evidence in, and 50.000 quotes from, primary source-editions. The data is referenced in time and space and plotted on the maps that will appear to the left, and evidence in sources, or references to sources, that will appear in the area to the right. For example, this is a map of the activitity of Pepin (Pippin) the Short 741-768, or a map of the property development of monastery Wissembourg, (Alsace, France), founded around 660. There are information of this kind about more than 11.000 locations in western Europe.
  • contains editions of more than 700 source documents in full or part, and finally
  • contains a collection of more than 3000 links to additional full-view primary source-editions and literature that are freely available on the internet.

Important notice
This website uses JavaScript and Cookies for navigation and to save user settings. Please ensure that your browser has both JavaScript and Cookies turned on. A cookie is a small text-file that is stored on your computer. The cookie from this website is removed from your computer when you close your browser. You don’t need any additional plug-in to view the maps. This website implements alot of AJAX-technique, which basically means that only a portion of a webpage is updated in response to user selection. For this reason, the Back-button in your browser doesn’t work as you might be used to. Just stick to the menu options and the internal links belonging to the application and you will be ok. Mozilla Firefox 3 is recommended for viewing, although Internet Explorer is also supported. There are problems navigating the maps with Google Chrome.

The objective of this website is to draw maps based on source evidence of cities, institutions and names in early medieval Europe 614 to 840, and to let the user interact with the map to find references to primary sources and literature available on the internet. This is a private and non-commercial website. All kinds of questions and comments are most welcome, see contact information at the bottom of this page.

This website should be considered as a model or a prototype of visualizing medieval source material, or any kind of material, with a geographical interface. Do not expect to find all references to source evidence of a particular city, institution, name or person on this website, but a growing number of evidence.

There are endless possibilities of how this website can develop. I’m open for suggestions and proposals of participation and cooperation. Read more about the project in the About section.”

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A proposito dell'autore

Laureata in Storia presso l’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia con uno studio sulla società longobarda dell'Italia meridionale nell'Alto Medioevo, ha conseguito la Laurea specialistica in Archivistica e biblioteconomia presso lo stesso Ateneo con una tesi sulle biblioteche digitali per gli studi medievistici. Autore di Storia Digitale | Contenuti online per la Storia: blog-repertorio che dal 2007 si propone di monitorare e selezionare iniziative e progetti presenti nel web utili agli studi storici.

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