Primary Source Collections: Ecclesiastical
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.
A vast collection of the biographies of saints, including their writings, with commentary and annotations. Arranged by saints' days. Index in v. 62.
Van Pelt Library Yarnall Collection: BX4655 .A2 1863. Also available in the Rare Book Library.
Includes both the Patrologia Latina and the Patrologiae Graecae. It has to some extent been superseded by the Corpus Christianorum. Contains some errors and poor editions.
Van Pelt Library Medieval Studies (Rm 405, non-circulating): BR60 .M4. Volumes also available in Van Pelt stacks and storage.
Supplements flawed and missing texts in Patrologia latina.
Van Pelt Library Medieval Studies (Rm 405, non-circulating): BR60 .M4. Volumes also available in Van Pelt stacks and storage. Run a title search for 'patrologiae cursus completus' for a more complete record.
Critical texts for early Christian authors. Designed to supplant Migne's Patrologiae cursus completus with new critical texts of the best of those currently extant. Texts principally in Latin and Greek, with occasional works in Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, etc.; introduction and commentary in French, German, English, Italian, or Latin, depending on the volume's editor. Subseries for medieval history include Series Latina and Continuatio mediaevalis.
Most texts in the Medieval Seminar Room. Do a title search for Corpus Christianorum in Franklin to see individual volume titles (the above link goes to only one volume).
Supplements the Corpus Christianorum with texts from late Antiquity and the very early Middle Ages.
Do a title search in Franklin to get a listing of all works in this series. Volumes in various locations.
CLCLT is a major database for Latin texts. It contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as more recent works including texts from the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Kempis can thus be searched. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions.
An important series of critical editions with commentaries published in France beginning in 1941. Greek/Latin on left side; French translation on right side. Primary focus is on authors from the 6th century and earlier, but more recent editions include later works.
Medieval Studies Seminar: BR45 .S68. Do a title search in Franklin for sources chretiennes for a listing of individual works (the link is to the group record without individual volume titles).
A list of all the Christian Latin texts from Tertullian in the second century to Bede. Each work is properly identified, and the best editions are noted, as are the newly found manuscripts, the studies on the textual transmission or on the language.
Van Pelt Library Medieval Studies (Rm 405, non-circulating): BR67 .D42 1995
Early Christian literature in Greek and Latin.
Volumes distributed throughout the library. Click on the link above to see a full list of titles.
Collected Coucils of the Church.
Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Folio BX825 .A1901a. Other copies available in the Library system.