Monumenta Germaniae historica
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Monumenta Germaniae historica(mŏnyo͞omĕn`tə jərmā`nē-ē hĭstôr`ĭkə), comprehensive critical editions of the sources of medieval German history. The first society created to publish them was founded by Karl vom und zum SteinStein, Karl, Freiherr vom und zum
, 1757–1831, Prussian statesman and reformer. Rising through the Prussian bureaucracy, he became minister of commerce (1804–7) but was dismissed by King Frederick William III for his attempts to increase the power of the heads of the
..... Click the link for more information. in 1819, and the first volume appeared in 1826. G. H. Pertz, general editor until 1874, was succeeded by Georg WaitzWaitz, Georg
, 1813–86, German historian. In the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848 he defended the idea of a unified Germany, including Austria and Prussia. He was professor at Göttingen after 1849.
..... Click the link for more information. . Many eminent scholars took part in the project, and additions and revisions continued into the 20th cent. The Monumenta ranks among the great collections of source materials and was instrumental in stimulating research on medieval Germany.