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A full-text database of the corpus of Latin literature produced in Celtic-speaking Europe from the period 400-1200 A.D., spanning the fields of theology, liturgy, computistics, grammar, hagiography, poetry and historiography, and including legal texts, charters, inscriptions, etc.
Complete corpus of medieval translations of the works of Aristotle, constituting the main tools for the study of science and philosophy in the Middle Ages.
"Includes records of eyres, lay subsidies, higher clergy, religious houses and urban government."
Early Christian writings from ca. 30 CE through ca. 250 CE.
A 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. This collection is divided into three series, Ante-Nicene (ANF), Nicene and Post-Nicene Series I (NPNF1), and Nicene and Post-Nicene Series II (NPNF2). The files on the web have the majority of the text printed in the actual books, but the indexes are not included.
These English translations are all out of copyright, but were not included in the 39 volume collection of Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. In some cases there is an introduction to the online text. The texts are listed in chronological order.
CLCLT 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 works of recentior latinitas 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.

Serves as a supplement to LLT-A and gathers Latin texts of all genres and periods, such as chronicles, medieval saints lives and travel narratives, legal texts, and theological, philosophical and scientific treatises from the modern period.

LION is a searchable, full-text collection of over 250,000 works in English and American Literature. Separate databases include: English Poetry (1100-1900), English Drama (1280-1915), Early English Prose Fiction (1500-1700), and The Bible In English (990-1970).
"The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and an associated network of electronic resources."

"The print MED, now nearing completion, has been described as 'the greatest achievement in medieval scholarship in America.' Its projected 15,000 odd pages offer a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available."
Enormous series of critical editions of medieval works concerning Germany, the Kingdom of the Franks and areas with a strong Germanic influence. Covers 500-1500. Does not attempt to provide significant coverage of the German church or the history of the crusades.  This electronic version remains incomplete; many texts in the print version are still not available online.
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 CE to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologiae Graecae, published between 1857-1866. To access the contents, click on the links on the Tables of Content at the bottom of the "title page." The Table of Contents features more extensive accessiblity to the contents of each volume of PG than Migne's originals. To browse through each volume, click either next or prev. To view specific columns, enter the number of that column in the area labeled Go to column and click OK (most volumes of PG are enumerated as columns rather than pages). To return to the Table of Contents at any time, click Contents. To view a printable page, click the link entitled Printable Page.
The TLG was founded in 1972 to digitize the entire corpus of Greek literature from Homer to the fall of Byzantium. It now includes over 6,500 works by over 1,800 authors and is fully searchable online.
Online version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), a comprehensive, ongoing scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin from the earliest times through AD 600. TLL is based on an archive of about 10 million slips, which takes account of all surviving texts. These slips are supplemented by modern text databanks. Together they make it possible for the user to follow the development of the meaning and usage of each word contained in the Thesaurus.

The electronic version of the celebrated Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.; Rome, 1883-_ and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIVe siècle (48 vols.; Rome, 1899-).

You will need to click on the "enter database" button to get to Vetus Latina. Pre-Vulgate Bible versions of the Latin Church Fathers. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text, the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.

This database contains every citation, listed by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. The citations can be searched individually or as a whole, following the biblical structure. To see all variants for a particular verse on a single page, click on the "Einzebild" button after the Biblical book, chapter, and verse are chosen. Within the application the complete repertorium of H.J. Frede (Kirchenschriftsteller - Verzeichnis und Sigel, Freiburg, 1995) can be consulted online, as well as its updates (R. Gryson).

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