Tyrolean document book

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The Tiroler Urkundenbuch ( TUB for short ) is an edition of the oldest historical sources of the historical Tyrolean area , which includes the present Austrian state of Tyrol (North and East Tyrol) as well as South Tyrol and Trentino .

The monumental work appeared in two sections, each published on behalf of the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck . In the years 1937–1957, the South Tyrolean historian Franz Huter worked on the first section , building on the preliminary work of the historians Oswald Redlich and Hans von Voltelini . This offers the historical-critical edition of the historical sources of the area around Bolzano and Merano , in particular the Vinschgau , the Burgraviato , the Überetsches and Bozen lowlands to Salurn . These areas were part of the diocesan districts of the episcopal churches of Trento and Chur and represented a central transition area between the German- and Italian-speaking areas of the Roman-German Empire .

From 2009, the northern parts of the country, which were historically part of the ecclesiastical spheres of influence of Brixen and Salzburg, were developed in the second department . These are the Puster Valley , the Eisack Valley and the Tyrolean Inn Valley with their respective catchment areas and side valleys. This more recent publication project was also funded and supported by the South Tyrolean Provincial Archives .

The work, conceived in terms of territorial history, compiles the documentary sources of the early and high Middle Ages on the history of a core region of the Alps and is an important basis for researching a central European cultural landscape, which, due to its mediation, has a strongly developed early written form .

The regional peculiarity of the area is expressed in the fact that traditional notes of Bavarian-Austrian character were used here alongside seal certificates and Romanesque notarial instruments .


  • Franz Huter (arrangement): Tiroler Urkundenbuch, I. Department: The documents on the history of the German Etschland and the Vintschgau. 3 volumes. Edited by the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum. Innsbruck: Wagner University Press 1939–1957. Volume I online
  • Martin Bitschnau , Hannes Obermair (arrangement): Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Department: The documents on the history of the Inn, Eisack and Pustertal valleys. Volume 1: By the year 1140 . Edited by the Tiroler Landesmuseen-Betriebsgesellschaft mb H. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner 2009. ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 ; Volume 2: 1140-1200 . Ibid., 2012. ISBN 978-3-7030-0485-8 .


  • Richard Heuberger : Report on the progress of work on the South Tyrolean document book 1911–1914 . In: Journal of the Ferdinandeum for Tyrol and Vorarlberg III / 58 (1914), pp. LXXXV – LXXXVII.
  • Ders .: Tasks of the Tyrolean document research . In: Research and communications on the history of Tyrol and Vorarlberg 16/17 (1920), pp. 14–57.
  • Walter Landi: Otto Rubeus fundator. A historical and diplomatic study of the Carolingian and Ottonian privileges for the Innichen monastery (769–992) . Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner 2016. ISBN 978-3-7030-0879-5 .
  • Hannes Obermair: Edition and pre-modern society. Working report on the "Tyrolean document book" . In: Geschichte und Region / Storia e regione 1, H. 1, 1992, pp. 109–119.
  • Hannes Obermair, Martin Bitschnau: The traditional notes of the Augustinian canons of St. Michael ad Etsch ( San Michele all'Adige ). Preparatory work for the "Tyrolean document book" . In: Mitteilungen des Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung 105 (1997), pp. 263–329.
  • This: Le notitiae traditionum del monastero dei canonici agostiniani di S. Michele all'Adige. Studio preliminare all'edizione della Sezione II of the "Tyrolean Document Book" . In: Studi di Storia Medioevale e di Diplomatica 18 (2000), pp. 97–171 [1] ( ZIP ; 373 kB)
  • Hannes Obermair: Nation-Building facendo edizioni? Il "Tiroler Urkundenbuch", Richard Heuberger, Franz Huter e Otto Stolz . In: Giuseppe Albertoni et al. (Ed.): La storia va alla guerra. Storici dell'area trentino-tirolese tra polemiche nazionali e primo conflitto mondiale (=  Studi e Ricerche 18 ). Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento 2018, ISBN 978-88-8443-825-6 , p. 285-300 (Italian).


  1. Cf. Wolfgang Huschner , Eckhard Müller-Mertens : Reich integration in the mirror of the rule practice of Emperor Konrad II. Weimar 1992, ISBN 3-7400-0809-1
  2. ^ Hannes Obermair: The Use of Records in Medieval Towns: The Case of Bolzano, South Tyrol . In: Marco Mostert, Anna Adamska (Ed.): Writing and the Administration of Medieval Towns: Medieval Urban Literacy I (=  Utrecht Studies in Medieval History 27 ). Brepols, 2014, ISBN 978-2-503-54959-0 , pp. 49–68, reference p. 53 ff ., doi : 10.1484 / M.USML-EB.1.101928 .

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