Sources

ARC Humanities Hagiography Bibliography

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.

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Christian Classics Ethereal Library

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

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Hagiografía Hispánica

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).

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Patrologia Graeca

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

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Himanis

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

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Acta Sanctorum Database

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.

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Medieval Nordic Text Archive

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).

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Saint Patrick’s Confessio

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. 

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Catalogue Digital Editions

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

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DMMapp – Digitized medieval manuscripts app

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

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Pinakes – Textes et manuscrits grecs

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

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Latin Library – Digitised Medieval Texts

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

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Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Saints’ Lives

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

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Documenta Catholica Omnia

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.

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Roger Pearse Webblog

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

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Bibliothek der Kirchenväter

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

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Viking Society Web Publications

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

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Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina Manuscripta BHLms

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

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Walters Ex Libris

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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Patrologia Latina

Some links are broken

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Thesaurus der Heiligen

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

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The ORB for Medieval Studies

Content sorted by period and topic. Includes both primary sources and secondary literature. Very extensive lists and overview over all things Medieval.

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Digitisation of the Vitae Sanctorum Danorum (Kiel University)

Digitised and machine readable version of Gertz’ 1908-12 Vitae Sanctorum Danorum.

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