Vol. 2: A 804 usque ad 1077
August of 952

After having invaded and conquered Italy, King Otto I convokes a diet in Augsburg whereby he bestowed upon the defeated Berengar II and his son Adalbert the Kingdom of Italy, albeit somewhat reduced: the marches of Verona and Aquileia were ripped off from Italy and appended to the Duchy of Bavaria, governed by Otto's brother Henry. Since Istria formed part of the "March of Aquileia" (i. e. Friuli), this event marks the beginning of a new chapter of Istrian history.

Adalbert the Archbishop of Magdeburg, The Contination of the Chronicle of Regino of Prüm; 11th-century chronicle; preserved in numerous copies (see here)
Edition is based on the following manuscript: Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Codex 741, f. 195v-196r; 12th-century copy, available online here (B).
Previous Editions
Fridericus Kurze (ed.), Reginonis abbatis Prumiensis Chronicon cum continuatione Treverensi, Monumenta Germaniae historica, Scriptores rerum Germanicarum in usum scholarum separatim editi 50 (Hannover 1890), pp. 155-56.

[Sub anno DCCCCLII:]

Eodem tamen anno mediante augusto mense conventus Francorum, Saxonum, Baiwariorum, Alemannorum et Langobardorum publicus apud Augustanam urbe Retię provincię agitur, ubi prescriptus Berengarius cum filio suo Adalberto regię se per omnia in vassallicium dedidit dominationi et iterum Italiam cum gratia et dono regis accepit regendam. Marcha tantum Veronensis et Aquiliensis excipitur, quę Heinrico fratri regis committitur.

Selected Bibliography
Herbert Zielinski, “Der Weg nach Rom Otto der Große und die Anfange der ottonischen Italienpolitik,” in Die Faszination der Papstgeschichte: Neue Zugänge zum frühen und hohen Mittelalter, ed. Wilfried Hartmann – Klaus Herbers (Cologne 2008), pp. 97–107.
Levi Roach, “The Ottonians and Italy,” German History 36/3, pp. 349-364.
How to Cite
First citation: Josip Banic (ed.), Fontes Istrie medievalis, vol 2: A 804 usque ad 1077, doc. 952_OMA, fontesistrie.eu/952_OMA (last access: date).
Subsequent citations: FIM, 2: doc. 952_OMA.
Image Source and Info

Digital reproductions of the manuscript (Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Codex 741) were downloaded from the following webpages:



The editor has subsequently marked the images with red rectangles to highlight the contents of the charter in question.