School of Historical Studies

Carolingian Polyptyques


Editions of each polyptyque are cited on the home-page of each text. Key secondary reading is listed below.

Coleman, E. 'Infanticide in the early Middle Ages', in Women in Medieval Society, ed. S. M. Stuard (Philadelphia 1976), pp. 47-70.
Dutton, P. Carolingian Civilization: A Reader (Peterborough ON 1993).
Guéralt, S. Les polyptyques caroligiens (3rd January 2008): Accessed January 2008. Available from the World Wide Web:
Innes, M. Introduction to early medieval Western Europe, 300-900: the sword, the plough & the book (London 2007).
Innes, M. State and society in the early Middle Ages: the middle Rhine Valley, 400-1000 (Cambridge 2000).
McKitterick, R. Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity (Cambridge 2008).
McKitterick, R. The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751-987 (London and New York 1983).
, Y. 'Aspects of the early medieval peasant economy as revealed in the polyptyque of Prüm', in The Medieval World, ed. P. Linehan and J.L. Nelson (London and New York 2001), pp. 605-20.
Pounds, N.J.G. An Economic History of Medieval Europe, 2nd edn (Harlow 1994).
Renard, E. Polyptyques et inventaires du haut Moyen Âge (May 2008): Accessed July 2008. Available from the World Wide Web:
Verhulst, A. The Carolingian Economy (Cambridge 2002).

Digital Facsimile of the Utrecht Psalter
Plan of the St. Gall Monastery


UPDATED:January 2008
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