The regesta of the Archbishops of Reims, a total of 1.162 numbers, are the first source corpus to be made available to researchers within the framework of »Gallia Pontificia online« (GPO). Thus, for the first time, the comprehensive documentation of the curial relations of the most important French archbishop in the early and high Middle Ages is made available.
The material comes from the estate of the Aachen medievalist Ludwig Falkenstein, who was one of the best experts on the history of Reims in the Middle Ages. He died on 29 November 2015. Jean-Loup Lemaitre dedicated an extensive obituary to him (Francia 43 , p. 469–473). Test The right to evaluate and publish his scholarly estate was transferred by his widow, Ruth Falkenstein, to Rolf Große.
Ludwig Falkenstein began his work on the Reims papal documents as early as 1965 and devoted himself to them until shortly before his death. Unfortunately, he was not able to finally complete the work for publication. It was therefore necessary to review the texts again and prepare them for digital publication.
Robert Friedrich and Sebastian Gensicke played a decisive role in this process. As doctoral students at the GHIP, they not only edited the registers under the supervision of Rolf Große, but also added about 30 numbers and marked them up in XML according to the CEI/TEI scheme. Newer editions, editions of regesta and literature were added. It was, however, not possible to achieve completeness. In addition, links to digital copies of literature and manuscripts were inserted.
They were supported by interns at the GHIP, especially Sarah Anabel Lang, as well as Thomas Billard, Isabel Dillenberger, Ronja Fischer, Leonhard Fleischer, Paul Förder, Hilda Hetz, Michaela Kästl, Thomas Lebrun, Colombe le Roy, Maria Weidinger and Simon Wellner.