As a calendar entry (lat. res gestae = " the things DONE " ) is referred to in the science of history the summary of the law relevant contents of a medieval or early modern instrument.

Under the plural synopses can also understand a particular form of publication, the instruments of one issuer, a provenance, and a subject - sorted by date - demonstrate and supplement with content summaries, evidence about the tradition and source-critical clues. In this sense, the term for the first time by Peter Georgian in his Regesta chronologico - diplomatica in quibus omnis generis recensentur monumenta et documenta publication (Frankfurt 1740-1744 ) has been used.

Since Johann Friedrich Böhmer published his preparations for the edition of the German imperial charters in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in 1831 as Regesta Imperii, has become a veritable " Regestentechnik " developed, which now classifies and historical news from narrative sources in the chronological list of Urkundenregesten.

Important periodicals and those are the

  • Synopses of the German imperial charters ( Regesta Imperii )
  • Papstregesten: see the Göttingen Pope deed work and in particular
  • Philipp Jaffé, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum ( to 1198 ) - for use in the 2nd edition, revised by William Watt Bach, Samuel Loewenfeld, Friedrich Kaltenbrunner and Paul Ewald (to quote as JL = Jaffé / Loewenfeld, JK = Jaffé / Kaltenbrunner, JE = Jaffe / Ewald ) ( Vol 1, Vol 2) and
  • August Potthast, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum (1198-1304) (to quote as Potthast or P.)