Primary sources for humanities: Medieval & Renaissance

A guide to primary sources for humanities at Monash University Library

	Historiated initial 'B'(eatus) with David harping, miniature of the Virgin and Child in the lower margin, with a monkey and owl above and various hybrid creatures and human figures in the borders, at the beginning of Psalm 1

'Pope Celestine commissions Saint Patrick' from the National Library of Ireland flickr.

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Acta Sanctorum 

Acta Sanctorum

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 Société des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels. It is a collection of documents examining the lives of saints and runs from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940. The Acta Sanctorum Database contains the entire Acta Sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. 

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