The ARC Humanities Press Hagiography Bibliography is a collection of a variety of publications on hagiography. They list books, websites, sources, translations, journals and several other. The website is very much up-to-date as it lists publications of 2017, too.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library makes classic Christian literature available. They select, collect, distribute, and promote valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media; list writing of the church fathers and translations of different versions of the bible. All documents are machine-readable and thus fully searchable. What is more,… Continue Reading Christian Classics Ethereal Library
This is the website of the Belgian Research Group “Hagiologia” founded in 1994 investigating saints, sanctity and hagiographic topics. They published the Litterae Hagiologicae. However, neither the site nor the journal seems to be active recently.
This is the virtual library “Miguel de Cervantes”. They have a section on Spanish hagiography and include free access to sources, editions, bibliographies, research as well as a collection of interesting links. An excellent site! They are also active on various social media platforms like twitter, facebook and youtube (links below).
The Patrologia Graeca is a collection of writings by the Christian Church Fathers in Greek. This website links to the complete works edited by Jacque Paul Migne. For each volume there are several links to digitized versions, not all of the links are still working, but it should be possible to… Continue Reading Patrologia Graeca
This website collects Greek texts and manuscripts. They also include hagiographic texts. The database is searchable by saint, country, author, oevre and other. They also included a list with a few helpful links under the heading “liens”, French for “links”.
This project is not immediately connected to saints, but an excellent digital resource! The actual manuscripts are searchable, for example for the term “saint”. The goal of HIMANIS is to digitize, transcribe and index medieval manuscripts and thus make them accessible for scholars. Currently, they are indexing the Trésor des Chartes… Continue Reading Himanis
This is the website of the Italian association of the study of saints, cults and hagiography. They share information on their publication Sanctorum in Italian and English, about their organisation, their members as well as upcoming events they are holding. They also link to their fairly new youtube-channel.
The Acta Sanctorum Database is the online version of the complete printed texts of Acta Sanctorum. However, you have to register or use your library’s subscription to access the database. So check with your library if you have access to the database.
A blog about the literature and history of medieval England. As a scholar of Medieval English literature, Dr. Eleanor Parker posts about a variety of topics: Churches, folklore, Vikings, poetry and there is a variety of posts on (local) saints. She is also active on Twitter, where she posts about… Continue Reading A Clerk of Oxford
The Medieval Nordic Text Archive is a network of Nordic archives, libraries and research departments. They aim at publishing medieval texts and manuscript facsimiles from nordic countries – among others about Scandinavian saints St Olaf (Heimskringla).
The website of the Croatian Hagiography Society. They aim for an interdisciplinary analysis of Croation Hagiography and organise regular conferences (“The Saints of Rome”, Rome 4-6 oct 2017). Their website, however, seems to be inactive.
This website is all about Saint Patrick’s Confessio. You can find a translations of St Patrick’s Confessio and his Eipstola in different languages, digitisations of the manuscripts and prints of St Patrick’s Confessio. They also included “special features” including scholarly articles, bibliographies and further texts on St Patrick.
The Catalogue of Digital Editions lists – as the name already suggests –digital editions from the Middle Ages up to the Modern Period. The resources are searchable by period, institution, edition and language of the manuscript. They keep adding new digitisations and you can submit digitised manuscripts if they are missing… Continue Reading Catalogue Digital Editions
This is an excellent website if you are looking for digitized manuscripts from all over the world. The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App (DMMapp) links to more than 500 libraries which digitised their manuscripts. They can be sorted by country, city, library or quantity of digitisations. Additionally they collected digital resources concerned… Continue Reading DMMapp – Digitized medieval manuscripts app
A French website that contains the digitised manuscripts and index sheets of the Greek hagiographic manuscripts of the Société des Bollandistes (Bibliotheca hagiographica Manuscripta graeca). It’s a cooperation between the Société des Bollandistes and the Laboratoire D’Excellence Relisions et Sociétés dans le monde méditerranéen (Labex RESMED). You can search for manuscripts… Continue Reading Pinakes – Textes et manuscrits grecs
Looking for digitised illuminated manuscripts? This site is an excellent collection of internet resources on Medieval illuminated manuscripts. Robert Miller from the University of Maryland University College lists websites to online images and resources of Medieval life, digitised manuscripts, blogs, brilliant Medievalist twitter handles (#MedievalTwitter),… Use this website as a starting… Continue Reading Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: Internet Resources
The Latin Library contains digitised versions of public domain Medieval Latin texts. They are not limited to saints’ lives and list Asser, Einhard alongside the Passio Sancti Edmundi by Abo of Fleury or the Vita Sororis Agnetis. Despite the fact that these are not critical editions of the texts (they explicitly… Continue Reading Latin Library – Digitised Medieval Texts
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook (IMS) is part of the Internet History Sourcebook project, which aims at providing digital versions of public domain original source texts and can be used as an online textbook. The Saints’ Lives subpage of the IMS groups information on and source texts about saints via era… Continue Reading Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Saints’ Lives
The blog of the team “Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft” (Digital Historical Science) is not strictly concerned with Hagiography and Saints. However, it is THE contact point for all (German-speaking) who are interested in the digital field of history, particularly the digitisation of manuscripts and editions. It is the objective of this platform to… Continue Reading Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft
This is THE web-based community for medievalists working with digital media. Although they are not strictly concerned with sanctity, saints and hagiography, you will find a lot of useful information on these topics and updates on the ever ongoing stream of digitised manuscripts! They have a News-section, a list of… Continue Reading Digital Medievalist
The Bollandistes are the research community which started the scholarship on hagiographic texts (Greek, Latin, Oriental and vernacular) in the 17th century. If you want to learn more about the Société you can click the link below. Here, they also link to their Databases BHLms (Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina manuscripta), the… Continue Reading Société des Bollandistes
A Collection of Links to useful websites concerning Medieval Studies. They aim at providing an “Ariadne’s Thread” through the maze of information available online sorted by categories. If you click, for example, on the category Church History you get links to the Cistercian Order, the St. Pachomius Library and much more.
This is a direct link to the online edition of Delehaye’s “The Legends of the Saints: An Introduction to hagiography”. The edition is provided by the Medieval Sourcebook of Fordham University. Link from the Medieval Sourcebook, which contains many other important texts to many Saints
A Blog on all things medieval by medievalist Steffen Hope (Centre for Medieval Literature, Odense University). On this excellent, lively and regularly updated Blog Steffen writes about his research on saints, on saints and hagiography in general as well as manuscript highlights, art history, historical artefacts and much more. If… Continue Reading My Albion. A Medievalists blog on Saints, Hagiography and more
This site by Medievalist and Digital Humanist Andrea R. Harbin is collection of information and links on a wide array of all things Medieval (including a useful Medieval Glossary). Under “Saints and Martyrs” this site collected links to information on a few saints and some links to organisations researching hagiography… Continue Reading The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
A German collection of links to the homepages of Orthodox archdioceses and dioceses from around the world (sorted by country) as well as links to Catholic, Protestant and Ecumenical associations and dioceses. They also include several websites on liturgy. This site might be particularly interesting if you are looking for… Continue Reading OKI Regensburg – Unsere Linksammlung
This site lists PDFs (scans) of Latin editions of Christian documents: a multilanguage catholic e-books database. They include liturgy, papal documents, patristic texts, and much more. For those interested in the present-day Catholic church, they also provide a list of archbishoprics from the entire world.
A blog focused on early Christianity and the ancient world. Roger Pearse is the editor of English translations of the Early Church Fathers and he blogs English translations, about his translating and he links to many useful resources on the scholarship on early Christianity and online editions. Pearse also provides a… Continue Reading Roger Pearse Webblog
A Blog on the Studies of Christian hagiography: It is mainly a collection of conference programmes and calls for papers up to 2016, when it was last updated. The entries are grouped according to topics (column on the right below call for participation, labels and blog archive). Useful, if you want… Continue Reading Studies on Christian Hagiography
The Blog HagHis has, unfortunately, not been updated a lot during the last years. Their list of online publications is, nonetheless, helpful as it includes theses on hagiography, articles, and reviews (however, many of the links are broken).
A French website (with some English resources and texts) listing websites of institutions dealing with scholarship on hagiography, bibliographies (book-form, online and/or digitised). Particularly the list of digitised bibliographies is very useful.
If you are looking for basic information on a variety of saints or simply want to get an overview over which saints were burned at the stake, this is the one. Although the information is very compact, it is useful resource if you are looking for and want to sort… Continue Reading CatholicSaints.Info
A very useful collection of digital resources in German and English: academic blogs of medieval studies, monthly review overviews, calendar, conference proceedings and much more.
A German website containing a selection of digitised patristic texts in German translation from the “Bibliothek der Kirchenväter” (19th century). This great collection of revised and polished digitised texts is supervised by Gregor Emmenegger (Faculty of Theology, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)). The texts are available for reuse (of course with an… Continue Reading Bibliothek der Kirchenväter
A French website listing to digitised editions and entries of the Dictionnaire de Théologie Catholique concerning saints (grouped by type: doctors of the church, church fathers, mystics, century).
The Viking Society for Northern Research brilliantly makes all their publications since 1983 available online for free! They offer their excellent research for everyone to read: Facsimiles, primary sources, research articles and their annual journal, the Saga-Book, on medieval Scandinavian and Northern Research, including research on saints from that region. Author: Anthony Faulkes Last… Continue Reading Viking Society Web Publications
A bibliography on Hagiography by Charles D. Wright, English and Medieval Studies Professor at the University of Illinois. The entries are sorted in useful categories, i.e. “Comprehensive Bibliographies and Manuals”, “Catalogues of Hagiographical Manuscripts”, “Iconography” and many more. There are very useful links to web-content, however, as the website was last… Continue Reading Medieval Studies Hagiography
A digital issue of the manuscripts recorded in the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina, BHL. You can get access to the catalogue of the BHLms, enter a Saint’s name or a BHL-identifier and thus get an overview of and information on the manuscripts published by Bollandistes concerning the saint in question. The website is… Continue Reading Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina Manuscripta BHLms
A catalogue of Franciscan authors that is continually growing. Bert Roest and Maarten van der Heijden include an alphabetical list of the authors and further links to the preaching and historiography of saints. Additionally, they also provide information on Franciscan provinces.
Website of the Walters Art Museum including brilliant digitisations of more than 300 marvellous illuminated manuscripts, of the first printed books and of deluxe editions. Next to high-resolution images of Books of Hours and Gospels, they provide Ethopian Miniatures, Treasure Binding and much more. They also provide XML format, TEI information… Continue Reading Walters Ex Libris
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The Saint Pachomius Library is an encyclopaedia of Orthodox saints. It was established in 1994 and includes alphabetically sorted information on (Orthodox) theological concepts and short profiles of saints with further links to publications on this saint. The site is expected to undergo a major update in 2017.
The Hagiography Society promotes communication and networking among all those who study saints, hagiography and cults across all cultures and religions. They have newsletter and maintain an ongoing Bibliography of hagiography-related scholarship written by members of the society. They also have a collection of links with some resources and organisations.… Continue Reading Hagiography Society
This Thesaurus lists primarily German saints and includes the opus in which the respective saint is mentioned. Clicking on this link gives a useful overview of the manuscripts of the opus in question, key information as well as the classification according to the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (BHL). Furthermore, it also includes… Continue Reading Thesaurus der Heiligen
The Arbeitskreis für hagiographische Fragen is concerned with the interdisciplinary and international connection of research dealing with Saints, Sanctity, Hagiography, Religiosity. There are yearly meetings in Stuttgart-Hohenheim (Germany) to discuss current research and regular conferences in Weingarten. The Programme and Reports of these conferences are available on the website.
Content sorted by period and topic. Includes both primary sources and secondary literature. Very extensive lists and overview over all things Medieval.
Very clear structure, includes many helpful links for the study of saints and other topics.
Digitised and machine readable version of Gertz’ 1908-12 Vitae Sanctorum Danorum.