Repertorium Poenitentiariae Germanicum

Verzeichnis der in den Supplikenregistern der Pönitentiarie vorkommenden Personen, Kirchen und Orte des Deutschen Reiches

The archive of penitentiary records, the ultimate authority in the field, was opened in the 1980s; enabling the creation, in 1992, of the new Repertorium Poenitentiariae Germanicum (RPG) series headed by Ludwig Schmugge. The penitentiary had the right to exempt and to acquit. The RPG contains the full text of all petitions directed to the penitentiary that concern the people, churches and landmarks of the German Empire. The registers of penitentiary petitions extend from 1410 until the abolition of the chancery by Pio V in 1559 and make up around 150 volumes. Unlike the Repertorium Germanicum, the entries in the RPG are handwritten. In addition to the contents shared with the RG, the RPG offers an in-depth insight into the conflicts of conscience experienced by believers in the late middle ages (1431-1492).

All volumes are still available commercially and can be ordered at De Gruyter Verlag, Berlin-Boston.

11: Hadrian VI. 1522–1523. Text und Indices ed. by Ludwig Schmugge, Berlin-Boston 2018 (XXX, 306 pp.).
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10: Leo X. 15131521. Text und Indices ed. by Ludwig Schmugge (2 vols.), Berlin-Boston 2016 (XXIV, 424 pp.; VII, 237 pp.).
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9: Pius III. und Julius II. 1503–1513. Text und Indices ed. by Ludwig Schmugge (2 vols.), Berlin-Boston 2014 (XXXII, 452 pp.; 252 pp.).
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8: Alexander VI. 14921503. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge in collaboration with Alessandra Mosciatti; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge (2 vols.), Berlin-Boston 2012 (XXXVIII, 814 pp.; 417 pp.).
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7: Innozenz VIII. 14841492. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge in collaboration with Alessandra Mosciatti and Wolfgang Müller; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge (2 vols.), Tübingen 2008 (XXXIV, 1027 pp.).
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6: Sixtus IV. 14711484. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge with Michael Marsch and Alessandra Mosciatti; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge, Tübingen 2005 (XLIV,  416 pp.).
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5: Paul II. 14641471. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge with Peter Clarke, Alessandra Mosciatti and Wolfgang P. Müller; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge, Tübingen 2002 (XXIX, 818 pp.).
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4: Pius II. 14581464. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge with Patrick Hersperger and Béatrice Wiggenhauser; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge, Tübingen 1996 (XXXVI, 534 pp.).
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3: Calixt III. 14551458. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge with Wolfgang Müller; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge, Tübingen 2001 (XXIII, 354 pp.).
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2: Nikolaus V. 14471455. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge with Krystyna Bukowska and Alessandra Mosciatti; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge, Tübingen 1999 (XXXI, 364 pp.).
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1: Eugen IV. 14311447. Text ed. by Ludwig Schmugge with Paolo Ostinelli and Hans Braun; Indices ed. by Hildegard Schneider-Schmugge and Ludwig Schmugge, Tübingen 1998 (XXV, 166 pp.).
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