Acta Sanctorum

Acta Sanctorum is a principal source for research into the societies and cultures of early Christian and medieval Europe. The Acta Sanctorum database is an online 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. There is a cross-search facility which allows you to find entries on search terms and texts that are included in both the Acta Sanctorum database and the Patrologia Latina database.


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