Here are the primary sources for the reign of Frederick II and the period of history in general. This area will be updated as I investigate new sources.
Section from Salimbene at Medieval Sourcebook
Matthew Paris‘ chronicle
Some of Petrus de Vinea’s epistles in Latin.
Constitutions of Melfi
Historia diplomatica Friderici Secundi : sive constitutiones, privilegia, mandata, instrumenta quae supersunt istius Imperatoris et filiorum ejus. Accedunt epistolae Paparum et documenta varia / Collegit, ad fidem chartarum et codicum recensuit, juxta seriem annorum disposuit et notis illustravit J.- L.-A. Huillard-Bréholles.
Literary Activities of the Imperial and Papal Chanceries during the Struggle between Frederick II and the Papacy, in: Intellectual Life at the Court of Frederick II Hohenstaufen, ed. by W. Tronzo
A. Huillard-Breholles, Vie et correspondance de Pierre de la Vigne…(Paris, 1865)
2 thoughts on “Frederick II: Primary Sources”
I am an American Graduate Student doing a project/paper on Frederick II. I would like very much to obtain English translations of the letters contained in the work of Huillard-Breholles. Do you have your translation available for purchase? Thank You!
Unfortunately not – I wish I did. What I would recommend is searching them out on Archive.org and then perhaps running them through Google translate which now incorporates Latin I believe. It’s my ambition someday to translate these letters, but simply haven’t had the time.