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Why and how to use Acta Sanctorum
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Why use this resource? Electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum (Société des Bollandistes ed.). Collection of documents written in Latin examining the societies and cultures of early Christian and medieval Europe and the lives of the saints (hagiography), organized according to each saint's feast day.

What's in this resource? Contains the full-text Acta Sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. Runs from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940 as well as Brill's edition of Jan Frederik Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus. Cross-searchable with Patrologia Latina Database.


Christianity, religion
Dates of Coverage
1643-1940 (published volumes) source material is earlier
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