Jörg Jarnut

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Jörg Jarnut (born March 1, 1942 in Weimar ) is a German historian .

Jörg Jarnut received his doctorate in 1970 in Bonn with Eugen Ewig with the thesis Prosopographische und Sozial-historicalstudien on the Lombard Empire in Italy (568-774) . 1977 followed with the work supervised by Ewig on the constitutional, social and economic history of Bergamo, the habilitation at the University of Bonn. In 1980 he became an adjunct professor there. From 1983 to 2007 Jarnut held the chair for Medieval History at the University of Paderborn . His successor was Hermann Kamp in 2008 . Jarnut is one of the directors of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Middle Ages and its afterlife at the University of Paderborn. He has been a full member of the Historical Commission for Westphalia since 1999 . His work and research focus is the European history of the early and high Middle Ages .



  • Agilolfinger studies. Investigation of the history of a noble family in the 6th and 7th centuries (= monographs on the history of the Middle Ages. 32). Hiersemann, Stuttgart 1986, ISBN 3-7772-8613-3 ( online ).
  • History of the Longobards (= Kohlhammer-Urban pocket books. 339). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart et al. 1982, ISBN 3-17-007515-2 (In Italian: Storia dei Longobardi. Traduzione di Paola Guglielmotti. Einaudi, Torino 1995, ISBN 88-06-13658-5 ).
  • Bergamo 568-1098. Constitutional, social and economic history of a Lombard city in the Middle Ages (= quarterly journal for social and economic history. 67). Steiner, Wiesbaden 1979, ISBN 3-515-02789-0 (At the same time: Bonn, Universität, Habilitation -schrift , 1977; in Italian: Bergamo, 568-1098. Storia istituzionale, sociale ed economica di una città lombarda nell'alto Medioevo (= Collana di studi e fonti. 1). Traduzione di Gianluca Piccinini. Archivio bergamasco, Bergamo 1980).
  • Prosopographical and socio-historical studies on the Longobard Empire in Italy (568–774) (= Bonn historical research. 38). Röhrscheid, Bonn 1972, ISBN 3-7928-0312-7 (at the same time: Bonn, University, dissertation, 1970).


  • with Matthias Wemhoff : From upheaval to renewal? The 11th and early 12th centuries - positions of research. Historical accompanying volume for the exhibition “Canossa 1077, Shaking the World. History, Art and Culture at the Rise of the Romanesque ” (= Medieval Studies of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Middle Ages and its aftermath, Paderborn. 13). Fink, Paderborn et al. 2006, ISBN 3-7705-4282-7 .
  • with Matthias Wemhoff: culture of remembrance in the funeral ritual. Archaeological-historical forum (= Medieval Studies of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Middle Ages and its aftermath, Paderborn. 3). Fink, Paderborn et al. 2003, ISBN 3-7705-3861-7 ( digitized version ).
  • with Peter Johanek : The early history of the European city in the 11th century (= urban research. Series A: representations. 43). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1998, ISBN 3-412-06796-2 .
  • with Ulrich Nonn and Michael Richter: Karl Martell in his time (= supplements of Francia . 37). Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1994, ISBN 3-7995-7337-2 ( online ).


  • Jörg Jarnut: Rule and Ethnogenesis in the Early Middle Ages. Collected Essays. Celebration for the 60th birthday. Edited by Matthias Becher . Scriptorium, Münster 2002, ISBN 3-932610-19-9 .

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