Patrologia Latina

The Patrologia Latina covers the works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian around 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. In 221 volumes, it covers most major and minor Latin authors, and contains the most influential works of late ancient and early medieval theology, philosophy, history, and literature.

The Patrologia Latina database is the full-text online version of the Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus, indexes, and illustrations. The Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (BHL) reference numbers have been included in the Patrologia Latina database. All Latin text is fully searchable and Unicode functionality allows full display of diacritics and Greek keyword searching. There is a cross-search facility which allows you to find entries on search terms and texts that are included in both the Patrologia Latina database and the Acta Sanctorum database.


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