Keywords: History of Historiography; Editions of Medieval Documents; Charters and Archives.
The three authors of this paper carry out some reflections on the relationship between editions of documentary sources and medieval historiography. Focusing on the Early and High Middle Ages, the period traditionally privileged by the editions of charters and ecclesiastical cartularies, De Angelis conducts a comprehensive historiographical and critical evaluation. Brolis closely observes some of the main historiographical tendencies with respect to the Late Middle Ages, assuming a persepective inspired by her personal research experience. Finally, Bartoli Langeli reflects on the attitude of Italian medievalists towards the philological activity concerning sources, evaluating it positively.