The Merovingian and Carolingian Dynasties

Merovingian and Carolingian history articles available through are listed here, including the reign of Charlemagne.

Security and insecurity of identity and status in the Frankish elite, by Stuart Airlie – Conference Paper (2009)


Warfare and Society in the Carolingian Ostmark, by Charles R. Bowlus – Austrian History Yearbook, vol.14 (1978)

Charlemagne’s court library revisited, by Donald A. Bullough – Early Medieval Europe, Vol.12:4 (2003)

Why Eastern Women Matter: The Influence of Byzantine Empresses on Western Queenship during the Middle Ages, by Nolen Bunker – Honors Thesis, Ohio State University, 2007


Regna et Regnum: Studies of Regions within the Carolingian Empire, by Cullen J. Chandler – The Heroic Age, Issue 12 (May 2009)

Central Places in un-central Landscapes. The Tuscany of “weak-Towns” between Lombards and Carolingians (AD 600- 900), by Carlo Citter – Medieval Europe Paris 2007, 4th International Congress of Medieval and Modern Archaeology (2007)

The Pursuit of Knowledge in Carolingian Europe, by John J. Contreni – “The Gentle Voices of Teachers” Aspects of Learning in the Carolingian Age, edited by Richard Sullivan (Ohio State University Press, 1995)

Carolingian Arms and Armor in the Ninth Century, by Simon Coupland – Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol.21 (1990)


The Frankish Tribute Payments to the Vikings and their Consequences, by Simon Coupland– Francia, Vol. 26:1 (1999)

Pont-de-l’Arche or Pitres? A location and archaeomagnetic dating for Charles the Bald’s fortifications on the Seine, by Brian Dearden and Anthony Clark – Antiquity, Vol. 64 (1990)

We have chosen a few things from among many: the adaptations and suitability of nuns’ rules in Merovingian Gaul, by Autumn Dolan – M.A. Thesis, University of Missouri–Columbia, 2009


The epic tradition of Charlemagne in Italy, by Jane E. Everson – Cahiers de recherches médiévales, Vol.12 (2005)

Mutating Monsters: Approaches to “Living Texts” of the Carolingian Era, by Abigail Firey – Digital Proceedings of the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, Vol.2:1 (2010)

The Treaties of the Carolingians, by Francois L. Ganshof – Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Proceedings of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 3 (1967)

The role of Frankish and Papal missi in diplomatic exchanges in the eighth century, by Carla M. Heelan – Journal of the Oxford University History Society, Vol.5 (2007)


Pathways of Power in late-Carolingian Catalonia, by Jonathan Jarrett – Ph. D. thesis, University of London, 2005

Agobard of Lyon: An Exploration of Carolingian Jewish-Christian Relations, by Anna Beth Langenwalter – PhD Dissertation, University of Toronto, 2009

Volcanoes and the Climate Forcing of Carolingian Europe, A.D. 750-950, by Michael McCormick, Paul Edward Dutton and Paul A. Mayewski – Speculum, Vol. 82 (2007)

Karlsgrab: The Site and Significance of Charlemagne’s Sepulcher in Aachen, by John F. Moffitt – Quidditas, Vol. 30 (2009)

Elites in the reign of Charlemagne, by Jinty Nelson – Conference Paper (2009)

Secondary responses to fear and grief in Gregory of Tours’ Libri historiarum, by Ron F. Newbold– Studia Humaniora Tartuensia, vol. 7 (2006)

Scandinavian way of communication with the Carolingians and the Ottonians, by Minoru Ozawa –Hermeneutique du texte d’histoire: orientation, interpretation et questions nouvelles (2009)

The recruitment of armies in the early middle ages: what can we know?, by Timothy Reuter – Military Aspects of Scandinavian Society in a European Perspective, Ad 1-1300 (1997)

The rise of the Carolingians or the decline of the Merovingians?, by Emily Wilson – Access History, Vol.2:1 (1998)

The Battle of Tours-Poitiers Revisited, by William Watson – Providence: Studies in Western Civilization, Vol.2:1 (1993)

Bastards or Kings or Both? Louis III and Carloman in Late-Medieval French Historiography, by Sanford Zale – Comitatus Vol.29 (1998)