The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia
Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia
Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
The Patrologia Latina Database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts,
critical apparatus and indexes. Migne's column numbers, essential references for scholars, are also included.
This latest release of Patrologia Latina Database provides a
number of improvements:
- a single character internal wildcard
- search history with ability to combine searches
- ability to mark records and e-mail durable URLs and bibliographic information for specific volumes
- ability to limit searches to a range of volumes
For customers who own both Patrologia Latina Database and
Acta Sanctorum database a 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. Both databases provide Unicode functionality that allows full display of diacritics and Greek keyword searching and Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers. For further information
about the contents and features of Acta Sanctorum, please visit http://acta.chadwyck.co.uk or http://acta.chadwyck.com.
The web version of Patrologia Latina Database uses dynamic
HTML and therefore requires the use of browsers Netscape Version 6.0 or higher, or Microsoft
Internet Explorer Version 5.0 or higher. For those of you who cannot upgrade
your browser at this time, the previous release will continue to be available at http://pld-old.chadwyck.co.uk or http://pld-old.chadwyck.com.
To take advantage of the Unicode functionality, if you are using Netscape
on a Windows PC you may wish to download fonts in order to display the
non-standard characters in the database. Both Netscape and Internet Explorer
users should also modify their browser settings to ensure full Unicode compliance.
For further information and to download relevant fonts and browsers, please
go to the Software
Requirements page and follow the instructions.
Patrologia Latina Database is available on CD-ROM with a combined web subscription.
For further details about the contents and features of Patrologia Latina, usage statistics, technical support, subscription options
and free trials, see the More Information section.