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Biographical Information: Hagiography

The most comprehensive source collection for hagiographical research is Acta sanctorum quotquot toto orbe coluntur... It has been supplemented by a periodical titled Analecta Bollandiana, an index for which is available in storage: Analecta bollandiana. Table générale des articles publiés en 80 ans: 1882-1961. Other specialized collections can provide more extensive information. Ready reference sources such as Butler's lives of the Saints and the Penguin Dictionary of Saints provide succinct biographical accounts.

A collection of documents examining the lives of saints, this database contains the complete printed text of the Acta Sanctorum, from the edition published in sixty-eight volumes by the Societe des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels.

Westmead, Eng. : Gregg International Publishers, 1970.
Two sermons in praise of Persian martyrs and a significant number of matyrdoms of Persian and Syrian Christians.
Van Pelt Library: BR65.M3964 A3716 1970
Lutetiae Parisiorum : Ludovicum Billaine ..., 1668-1701.
Collection of narrative sources concerning saints of the Benedictine order.
Van Pelt Library Microtext: Microfiche 1052
Paris : V. Palmé, 1845-.
Often cited as AASS. A vast collection of the biographies of saints, including their writings, with commentary and annotations. Arranged by saints' days.
Van Pelt Library Yarnall Collection: BX4655 .A2 1863 Second copy in Rare Book Library.
Brussels : Société des Bollandistes, 1882-.
Gives the current bibliography of saints and supplements the Acta sanctorum.
Van Pelt Library Yarnall Collection: BX4655 .A3
Societes Bollandistes, 1957.
Van Pelt Library: Z7844 .B53 1957
Brussels : [s.n.], 1986.
Van Pelt Library Medieval Studies (Rm 405, non-circulating): BX4655 .B55 Suppl. 1986
Brussels : Socii Bollandiani, 1898-1901.
Lists pre-16th century saint's writings in Latin, Middle Eastern and North African languages with references to printed versions.
Van Pelt Library Medieval Studies (Rm. 405, non-circulating): BX4655 .B55 1898a
Rome : Instituto Giovanni XXIII della Pontifica Università lateranense, 1961-1970.
Signed articles with bibliographies about saints and other figures of importance to Christianity.
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: BX4651.2 .B5 1961 Also, Prima appendice (BX4651.2 .B53 1987) and Seconda appendice (BX4651.2 .B54 2000).
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Burns & Oates, 1995.
Provides short biographies of saints including legendary and factual information. Saints listed in calendar order and name indexes are provided for each volume.
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: BX4654 .B83 1995
Woodbridge, UK : D.S. Brewer, 2006.
Introduction to themes, issues and context relevant to the study of hagiography.
Van Pelt Library: BX4662 C66 2006
New York : Image/Doubleday, 2005, c2004.
Brief entries on about 5,000 saints. Includes succinct resumes intended for a general audience.
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: BX4655.8 .D44 2005

Searchable database of lives of 8-10th century Byzantine saints. Some records provide links to fulltext online works while others only provide a citation to the relevant issue of Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca. All records provide basic bio-bibliographical information.

San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c2001.
Van Pelt Library: BX4655.3 .M33 2001
Brussels : Société des Bollandistes, 1985. Orthodox Eastern Church.
Storage: From RECORD page, use Place Request tab BX375.M4 A2 1985
Woodbridge, UK : D.S. Brewer, 2005.
Includes annotations.
Van Pelt Library: PR275.R4 S28 2005
Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, 2007.
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: BR1710 .W35 2007
Exeter, England : Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1992.
Van Pelt Library: DA670.D49D6 n.s. v.35
Brussels : Société des Bollandistes, 1984.
Lists pre-16th century saint's writings in Greek with references to printed versions.
Van Pelt Library: Z7844 .B532 1984
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Brief accounts of about 1,000 saints of English origin or saints of foreign origin who died there. Brief bibliographies.
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: BR1710 .F34 2003
London : Penguin Books, 1995.
Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks: BX4655.8 .A8 1995
London : Oxford University Press, 1949.
Van Pelt Library: 245 M584
Paris : Albertum Fontemoing, 1910.
Storage: From RECORD page, use Place Request tab H922 M739
Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1993.
Preface by Joseph Van der Straeten.
Van Pelt Library: BX4662 .D83 1993
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