Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina

The Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (BHL) is a catalogue of Latin hagiographic materials, including ancient literary works on the saints' lives, the translations of their relics, and their miracles, arranged alphabetically by saint. The listings include manuscripts, incipits, and printed editions. The first edition (1898-1901) and supplement (1911) were edited by the Bollandists, which included the Jesuit scholar Hippolyte Delehaye.[1] The most recent supplement has been the product of a single editor, the Polish Jesuit fr:Henryk Fros, also Bollandist.

The Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca and Bibliotheca Hagiographica Orientalis catalogue hagiography, respectively, written in Greek and Middle Eastern languages.

EditionsEdit

  • Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis. 1. Brussels. 1898–1899. (A–J)
  • Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis. 2. Brussels. 1900–1901. (K–Z)
  • Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis. Supplementi editio altera auctior. Brussels. 1911.
  • Fros, Henryk, ed. (1986). Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis. Novum supplementum. Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. (Includes the contents of the 1911 supplement.)
  • "Bibliotheca hagiographica latina manuscripta (BHLms)". 1998.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knowles, M.D. (1958). "Presidential address: Great historical enterprises I. The Bollandists". Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 5th ser. 8: 147–166. doi:10.2307/3678913. ISSN 0080-4401. JSTOR 3678913.

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