The Acta Sanctorum Database
is an electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta
Sanctorum, from the edition published in sixty-eight volumes
by the Societé des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels.
It is a collection of documents examining the lives of saints,
organised according to each saint's feast day, and runs from the
two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December
published in 1940.
The Acta Sanctorum
Database contains the complete Acta Sanctorum,
including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus
and indices. Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers,
essential references for scholars, are also included.
This latest release of Acta Sanctorum Database provides a number of improvements, including:
- a single character internal wildcard
- search history with ability to combine searches
- ability to mark records and email durable URLs and bibliographic information for specific volumes
For customers who own both Acta Sanctorum Database and Patrologia Latina Database a new
cross-searchable facility allows users to find entries on search terms and
texts that are included in both corpora, in one search. As an additional
resource, we have added Brill's edition of Jan Frederik Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis
Lexicon Minus for users of both services. It provides easy reference to this essential resource of Medieval Latin studies and is not available in any other electronic format. For further information
about the contents and features of Patrologia Latina, please visit http://pld.chadwyck.co.uk or http://pld.chadwyck.com.
is available on CD-ROM with a combined web subscription.
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