Post by Nathan Murphy Post by Peter Stewart
I should have thought to suggest this before -
Thanks Peter. I found the volume for the region of interest - Normandy. https://www.worldcat.org/title/papsturkunden-in-frankreich-neue-folge-2-band-normandie-553-1198/oclc/459677449?referer=di&ht=edition
I see this series cuts off at 1198. I wonder if a similar publication has been prepared for the Late Middle Ages? Containing items such as marriage dispensations?
The cut-off at 1198 is because volumes of papal regesta are extant in
the Vatican archives from the pontificate of Innocent III onwards. These
are published, along with volumes of submissions made to Rome that
prompted many of the dispensations issued, for most of the late-medieval
Rather than post a lot of useless bibliographic detail, it would be
simpler to narrow down your particular search to a pontificate (or
several) and then seek the relevant papal registers.
The two basic compilations for the medieval period are:
to 1198 -
Philipp Jaffé, *Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab condita ecclesia ad
annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII*, second edition, edited by Samuel
Löwenfeld & others, 2 vols (Leipzig, 1885-1888)
this is now in process of revision as detailed on the website linked
above - with the same title, edited by Klaus Herbers & others, 4 vols to
date (Göttingen, 2016-2020).
Augustus Potthast, *Regesta pontificum Romanorum inde ab anno post
Christum natum MCXCVIII ad annum MCCCIV*, 2 vols (Berlin, 1874-1875).
You can probably find searchable pdf scans of the 19th-century
publications online, and you can access the Göttingen database through
the link above for the period covered.
Or you can leap-frog to contemporary summaries or full texts by going
straight to the registers of the pope/s reigning at the time of the
marriage/s of interest.