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Reference Links: Major Bibliographical Guides

Major bibliographical guides in the Calvin library are listed below. Those of special interest to students of theology or the middle ages are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Fabricius, J. A. Bibliotheca graeca. Hamburg, 1716-40. Rare Book Room Z7021 F11 v. 1.

  • Moss, J. W. Manual of Classical Bibliography. London, 1825. Ref. Z7016 M91 (in Reference Two section).

  • Hoffmann, S. F. W. Bibliographisches Lexicon der gesammten Literatur der Griechen. Leipzig, 1838 (repr. Amsterdam, 1961). Ref. Z7021 H71 v. 1-3.

  • Engelmann, W. and E. Preuss. Bibliotheca scriptorum classicorum, 8. Auflage, umfassend die Literatur von 1700 bis 1878. Hildesheim, 1959 [reprint]. Z7016 E58 v. 1, 2.

  • Klussmann, R. Bibliotheca scriptorum classicorum et graecorum et latinorum. Die Literatur von 1878 bis 1896 einschlieslich umfassend. Leipzig, 1909-1913. Z7016 E592 v. 1,2.

  • Cousin, J. Bibliographie de la langue latin, 1880-1948. Paris, 1951. Ref. Z7026 C6.

  • Lambrino, S. Bibliographie de l'antiquite classique. Paris, 1951. Covers the years 1896-1914. Ref. Z7016 L12.

  • Rouse, W. H. D. et al. The Year's Work in Classical Studies. London, 1906 1947. Ref. PA11 C7.

  • Marozeau, J. Dix Annees de bibliographie classique. Paris, 1927-8 (for years 1914-1924). Z7016 M35.

  • Marozeau, J., J. Ernst et al. L'Annee philologique. Paris, yearly since 1928 (for years 1924-26). Z7016 M35 A. (some volumes missing)

  • van Ooteghem, J. Bibliotheca Graeca et Latina, a l'usage des professeurs des Humanites greco-latines (second edition). Namur, 1946. Z7106 O5 1946 (in the Classics Reading Room).

  • Halton, T. P. and S. O'Leary. Classical Scholarship: an Annotated Bibliography. White Plains, N.Y., 1986. Ref. Z6207.C65 H34 1986. This work, as the title suggests, is an annotated list of what a couple of good scholars think is worth reading on a whole range of ancient authors and subjects.

  • *Bibliographia Patristica: internationale patristische Bibliographie. Ref. Z7729 B5 v. 1-25, 28 (1959-).

  • McGuire, Martin R. P. Introduction to Classical Scholarship: A Syllabus and Bibliographical Guide. Washington, DC, 1961. Ref. Z7016 M25 (in the Classics Reading Room). An outstanding guide, for undergraduates and graduates alike, to the ins and outs of classical scholarship. Not to be missed.

  • *McGuire, Martin R. P. and H. Dressler. Introduction to Medieval Latin Studies. Washington, D.C., 1977. Ref. PA2816 M24. An indispensable source for more than just medieval studies; students of later antiquity as well will find here a wealth of information.

  • *Crosby, Everett U., Julian C. Bishko, and Robert L. Kellogg. Medieval Studies: A Bibliographical Guide (New York, 1983). Z5579.5.C76 1903. (Third floor reference area)

  • *Powell, James, ed. Medieval Studies: An Introduction. Second Edition (Syracuse, 1992). D116.M4. Articles (many with extensive bibliographies) on Latin Palaeography; Diplomatics; Numismatics; Archaeology; Prosopography; Comupter-assisted Analysis of the Statistical Documents of Medieval Society; Medieval Chronology: Theory and Practice; Medieval English Literature; Latin Philosophies of the Middle Ages; Medieval Law; Medieval Science and Natural Philosophy; Tradition and Innovation in Medieval Art; Medieval Music in Perspective. Very useful as what it claims to be--an introduction.

  • *International Medieval Bibliography. Ref. Z6203.I6 (from 1967-).

  • *Rouse, R. H. et al. Serial Bibliographies for Medieval Studies. Berkeley, 1969. Ref. Z6203.R66.

  • *La Typologie des sources du moyen age occidental, gen. ed. Leopold Genicot (Turnhout, 1972). 68 volumes to date. See L. Genicot, Table of Fascicles 1-50 (Turnhout, 1992) for valuable comprehensive indices (types of sources; historical criticism: problems and methods; subjects of research). Calvin holds v. 12 (ÒLa Roman,Ó Z6203.T95 v. 12) and 13 (ÒLe fabilau,Ó Z6203.T95. v. 13).

  • *Toronto Medieval Bibliographies (Toronto, 1967- ). Not all are here at Calvin; those that are have call numbers after their dates. Published volumes (in addition to those by Kaske and Boyle, listed herein) include Hans-Bekker Nielsen, Old-Norse Icelandic Studies (1967); Fred C. Robinson, Old English Literature (1970); James J. Murphy, Medieval Rhetoric (1971); Andrew Hughes, Medieval Music: The Sixth Liberal Art (1973--ML114.H8 1980 [third floor reference area]); Rachel Bromwich, Medieval Celtic Literature (1974); Giles Constable, Medieval Monasticism (1976--Z7839.C8 [fourth floor reference area]); Robert A. Taylor, La Litterature occitane du moyen age (1977); Richard W. Pfaff, Medieval Latin Liturgy (1982--Z7813.P42 [fourth floor reference area]); John Leyerle and Anne Quick, Chaucer (1986).

  • *Fisher, John Hurt, ed., The Medieval Literature of Western Europe: A Review of Research, Mainly 1930-1960 (New York, 1966). Contains chapters on Medieval Latin, Old and Middle English, Old French, Catalan, Old Spanish, Portuguese, Celtic, Old Norse. Though dated, still good for an initial orientation. Z6517.F5 (third floor reference area)

  • *Boyle, Leonard. Medieval Latin Palaeography: A Bibliographical Introduction (Toronto, 1986). The section on Research Setting lists some standard reference works. Z106.B69 1984 (third floor reference area)

  • *Williams, Harry F. An Index of Medieval Studies Published in Festschriften: 1865-1946. With Special Reference to Romanic Material (Berkeley, 1951). Z6203.W5 (third floor reference area)

  • *Sieben, H. J. Voces. Eine Bibliographie zu Wsrten und Begriffen aus der Patristik (1918-1978). Berlin, 1980. Ref. Z7018 S4 S53.

  • Bibliographia Patristica: internationale patristische Bibliographie. Ref. Z7729 B5 v. 1-25, 28 (1959 -).

  • Goodwater, L. Women in Antiquity. An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen (NJ), 1975. Z7961 G66.

  • Coulson, W. D. E. Annotated Bibliography of Greek and Roman Art and Archeology. New York, 1975. Ref. Z5932.3 .C68.

  • *Rouse, Richard H. Serial Bibliographies for Medieval Studies (Berkeley, 1969). For a list of periodicals organized by topic and region, see Crosby et al., Medieval Studies, pp. 1027-57. Z6203.R66 (third floor reference area).

  • The following annotated Lustrum bibliographies are available in the Classics Reading Room (as they are uncatalogued, ask Prof. Williams where they are):

    • Greek Archaeology and Literature, 1951-70
    • Theatre Production, 1971-86
    • Herodotus, 1937-60
    • Aristophanes, 1938-55
    • Catullus, 1948-85
    • Aeschylus (fragments), 1959 (Nachtraege)
    • Sophocles, 1939-59
    • Euripides, 1968-81
    • Plato (I), 1950-57
    • Plato (II), 1950-57)
    • Plato (III), 1975-80
    • Plato (IV), 1980-85

Periodic annotated bibliographies and check-lists on specialized subjects are found in the journals Classical World, Lustrum, and Greece and Rome.