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Ninth-century histories, volume II
Author: Timothy Reuter

This book presents a rough translation of the Annals of Fulda (AF). By the ninth century annals were one of the major vehicles for historical writing within the Frankish empire. The AF are the principal narrative source written from a perspective east of the Rhine for the period in which the Carolingian Empire gave way to a number of successor kingdoms, including the one which was to become Germany. AF offer the major narrative account of the east Frankish kingdom from the death of Louis the Pious down to the end of the ninth century. The surviving manuscripts are only an echo of what must once have been a much more extensive transmission, to judge by the use made of AF by a number of later annalists and compilers. The brief description of the manuscript tradition must be amplified by looking at the content of the annals. For the years 714 to 830 the work is undoubtedly a compilation which draws on earlier annals, in particular on the Royal Frankish Annals and the Lorsch Frankish Chronicle, with occasional use of other smaller sets of annals and saints' lives. The account of the origins of AF was heavily criticised by Siegmund Hellmann in a number of articles written some fifteen years after the appearance of Friedrich Kurze's edition in 1891.

Timothy Reuter

This chapter contains the text of The Annals of Fulda in full, translated and annotated by Timothy Reuter.

in The Annals of Fulda
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Timothy Reuter

The Annals of Fulda and their authorship By the ninth century annals were one of the major vehicles for historical writing within the Frankish empire. 1 The earliest annals were probably no more than brief marginal notes on the tables used for calculating the date of Easter, but it was soon discovered that an account of events organised year by year could be not simply an

in The Annals of Fulda
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Rachel Stone and Charles West

have, however, cited directly translations of the Annals of St-Bertin , Annals of Fulda and Regino of Prüm’s Chronicle , which are already available in the Manchester Medieval Sources series (and have not given page numbers for the Latin text of these sources). 1 Response 3: 122

in The divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga
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Janet L. Nelson

cross-references to other ninth-century historical sources, especially annalistic ones of which translations are forthcoming in the Manchester University Press series. (References to the notes to the Annals of Fulda are to T. Reuter’s translation.) I have given references to the standard (usually MGH ) editions of primary materials in Latin (especially councils, capitularies and papal letters) as

in The Annals of St-Bertin
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Simon MacLean

narrative sources (along with the Annals of Fulda, St-Bertin and St-Vaast) for the history of the second half of the ninth century. But Regino was more than an eyewitness: he was a participant. If the end of the empire dominated Regino’s historical perspective, this is partly because its consequences intersected with the dramatic events of his own career, which by his account was

in History and politics in late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe
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Thietmar, bishop and chronicler
David A. Warner

. Following the lead of Timothy Reuter, whose translation of the Annals of Fulda appears in this same series, I have tried to avoid the feudal vocabulary of the High Middle Ages and favoured neutral terminology wherever possible. Hence, principes or primates have been translated as ‘leading men’ rather than ‘princes’ or ‘nobles’. A similar strategy has been followed in regard to miles (or

in Ottonian Germany