Digital Edition Gregorius

This digital edition presents a transcription of the first book of the significant work Historiae Francorum, authored by Gregory of Tours (539-594). It constitutes a crucial historical source providing valuable insights into the events and societal structures of the early Middle Ages.

The edition includes a transcription of the Carolingian manuscript preserved in the National Library of Paris under the signature Lat 9765. In 1951, Bruno Krush categorized manuscripts into groups in his edition published in Monumenta Germaniae Historica, with the scrutinized Parisian manuscript being classified into the so-called Group C3.

The processing of the edition was conducted utilizing the TEI-Parsel 1.0 application, and the basic data file was created in XML-TEI format following the LombardPress 1.0.0 recommendations for diplomatic editions. The transcription of the text adhered to the standards recommended by the Corpus Christianorum for authors. Digital copies published in the database of the French National Library Gallica were employed in this edition.

This digital edition enables users to access the manuscript transcription directly linked to its digital copy through a digital platform. This feature allows them to study the text and conduct further analysis without the need for physical presence in the library and without the necessity of utilizing a traditional printed edition.

The Gregorius digital edition represents a significant component of broader efforts aimed at preserving and ensuring access to historical sources through modern technologies.

The project was funded within the framework of specific research at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové under the project titled „International Presentation of Codicological Research at the Philosophical Faculty, University of Hradec Králové.“

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License

Realization: 2023

Author: Michaela Falátková and Jindřich Kolda, Department of Auxiliary Sciences of History and Archival Studies, Philosophical Faculty, University of Hradec Králové