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Reference Links: Encyclopedias and Miscellaneous Works

The following items are of interest to students of the ancient and medieval worlds:

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford, 1970 (in classics reference room); if you refer to the OCD always use the second (or latest) edition.

  • C. Andresen, H. Erbse, O. Gigon, et. al. Lexikon der alten Welt. Zurich, 1965. Ref. AG27 L42.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, ed. F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone, 2nd ed. (London, 1974). Brief but authoritative entries with good select bibliography. Coverage not restricted to Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Ref. BR95.09 1974

  • Encyclopedia of the Early Church, 2 vols., ed. Angelo Di Berardino (New York, 1992). Coverage through Bede (d. 735). Much more thorough and up to-date than Cross, but limited chronologically. Ref. BR66.5.D5813 1992

  • Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, ed. Ferguson, Everett (New York, 1990). Coverage up to A. D. 600. Ref. BR162.2.E53 1990

  • Reallexikon fuer Antike und Christentum, ed. Theodor Klauser and Ernst Dassmann (Leipzig, 1941- ). Up to "Jakob und Esau" as of 1994; a few supplements have appeared for the A-volume. Easily the best resource, if your topic happens to fall between Aaron and Jakob. Ref. BR115.C5 R4

  • *Dictionnaire d'archŽologie chrŽtienne et de liturgie, 15 vols., ed. F. Cabrol, H. Lerclercq, and H.-I. Marrou (Paris, 1907-53). The next best resource, although the earlier parts are inevitably becoming dated. Ref. BR95.C2

  • *Lexikon fuer Theologie und Kirche, 11 vols., ed. M. Buchberger (Freiburg i. Br., 1957-67). Ref. BR95.B73

  • *Reallexikon fŸr Antike und Christentum. Sachwoerterbuch zur Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit der antiken Welt. Ref. BR115.C5 R4

  • *Dictionnaire de thŽologie catholique, 15 vols., ed. A. Vacant, E. Mangenot, and E. Amann, (Paris, 1909-50), with general index ed. B. Loth and A. Michel (Paris, 1953-72). Ref. BX841.V3

  • *New Catholic Encyclopedia, 16 vols. and supplement (New York, 1967-74). Ref. BX841.N44

  • *Renate Klause and Otto Meyer, Clavis mediaevalis. Kleines Woerterbuch der Mittelalterforschung (Wiesbaden, 1962). Glossary of terms and concepts in medieval studies. CB351.K5 (third floor reference area)

  • *Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed. Joseph Strayer, 13 vols. and Index (New York). An excellent first stop for nearly any topic, though not as comprehensive as the following item. D114.D5 1982 (third floor reference area)

  • *Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde, 4 vols., ed. J. Hoops (Berlin, 1911-19). Rev. 2nd ed. by H. Beck et al. (Berlin, 1967-). DD51.H6

  • *Bak, J., et al. Medieval Narrative Sources. A Chronographical Guide (with a list of major letter collections). New York, 1987. Ref. Z6203.B33 1987.

  • *Boyce, G. C. (compiler). Literature of Medieval History, 1930-75. Millwood, NY: 1981. Ref. Z6203.P25 1980 v. 1-5.

  • Paulys RealencyclopŠdie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Munich, 1893-. Ref. DE5 P33 (55 volumes; Supplementband X missing). The sine qua non&nbsp of all classical reference works, and a good excuse (if one is required) for learning and maintaining your German. Articles are arranged alphabetically in the first series of volumes; after that, you must consult the index to find quickly and easily the continuation (Nachtrag) of a given article. The latest index to the Nachtraege&nbsp is the last volume of the series currently in our library.

  • Muellers Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft (Munich, 1950 -). A very useful series of volumes of which our library holds the following:

    • II.1.1-4: E. Schwyzer. Griechische Grammatik. 4 vols. PA25 H24 Abt.2 T.1 v. 1-4.
    • II.2.1-2: M. Leumann et al. Lateinische Grammatik. 2 volumes. PA25 H24 Abt.2 T.2 v. 1-2.
    • III.2: A. Goetze. Kulturgeschichte Kleinasiens. PA25 H24 Abt.3 T.2.
    • III.4: H. Bengston. Griechische Geschichte. PA25 H24 Abt.3 T.4.
    • III.7: R. Frye. The History of Ancient Iran. PA25 H24 Abt.3 T.2.
    • IV.1.1-2: G. Busolt. Griechische Staatskunde. 2 vols. PA25 H24 Abt.4 T.1, bd. 1-2.
    • V.4: K. Latte. Roemische Religionsgeschichte. PA25 H24 Abt.5 T.4.
    • *IX.2.1-3: M. Manitius, Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters. 3 volumes. PA8035.M3 V 1-3.
    • *XII.2.1: H.-G. Beck. Kirche und theologische Literatur im byzantinischen Reich. PA25 H24 Abt.12 T.2 v.1.

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  • Poupard, D. and J. Krstovic, eds. Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Vol I. Detroit, 1988. Excerpts from various critics, ancient, medieval and modern. Ref. PN610 .C53 v. 1.

  • *RŽpertoire des sources historiques du moyen ‰ge. Paris, 1905. Ref. Z6203.C53 v. 1-2.

  • *Kazhdan, A. P. et al. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Oxford, 1991 (three vols.). Companion to the OCD. (Ref.) DF521.O93 1991 v.1-3.

  • *Cranz, F. E. and P. O. Kristeller, eds. Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum. Washington, D.C., 1960-84. A list and description of Latin translations of ancient Greek authors and the Latin commentaries on ancient Latin and Greek authors up to 1600. Ref. Z7016 K96 v. 1-5.

  • *Paetow, L. J. A Guide to the Study of Medieval History. Millwood, NY: 1980. Ref. Z6203.P19 1980.

  • *Boyce, Gray Cowan. Literature of Medieval History 1930-1975: A Supplement to Louis John Paetow's A Guide to the Study of Medieval History, 5 vols. (1981). Supplements Paetow, A Guide to the Study of Medieval History (New York, 1931). The standard comprehensive reference work in English on medieval history. Z6203.P25 1980 (third floor reference area)

  • *Caenegem, R. C. van. Kurze Quellenkunde des westeuropaeischen Mittelalters (Gšttingen, 1962). D113.C3.GE (third floor reference area)

  • *Chevalier, Ulysse. RŽpertoire des sources historiques du moyen ‰ge: Bio-bibliographie, 2 vols. (Paris, 1905-07). Alphabetical by person. Z6203.C53 (third floor reference area)

  • *Bak, Janos, with the assistance of Heinz Quirin and Paul Hollingsworth, Medieval Narrative Sources: A Chronological Guide (With a List of Major Letter Collections) (New York, 1987). "By narrative sources we mean writings that were produced for the purpose of transmitting information about past and contemporary events to readers of the age and to future generations" (p. x). The focus is on Compendia, Chronicles, Annals, Histories and gesta. Lists editions and translations. Z6203.B33 1987 (third floor reference area)

  • *Potthast, A. Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi. Rome, 1962. Ref. Z6203.P872 v. 1-6.

  • *Ibid. Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi: Additamenta. Rome, 1972. Ref. Z6203.P872 Suppl. 1.

  • *Ibid. Bibliotheca Historica Medii Aevi. Graz, 1896. Ref. Z6203.P87 v. 1 2.

  • Steinschneider, M. Die arabischen Uebersetzungen aus dem Griechischen. Graz, 1960 (reprint of various installments: Beihefte zum Centralblatt fuer Bibliothekswesen V [1889] und XII [1893]; Zeitschrift der deutschen morgendlaendlischen Gesellschaft, Band 50 [1896]; Archiv fuer pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und fuer klinische Medezin, Band 124, Folge XII, Bd. iv [1891]). Ref. Z7018 T7 A8.

  • Stillwell, R. et al., editors. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites. Princeton, 1976. Ref. DE59 P7.

  • Bengtson, H. Einfuehrung in die alte Geschichte. Fifth edition. Munich, 1965. Z6202 B4 1965 (in the Classics Reading Room). This is to ancient history what McGuire's Introduction to Classical Scholarship (see above, section I.a.) is to philology. Not to be missed.

  • Bengston, H. Introduction to Ancient History (tr. R. Frank and F. Gilliard). Berkeley, 1970. Ref. Z6202.B4. Translation of the above.

  • Petit, Paul. Guide de l'Žtudiant en histoire ancienne. Paris, 1969. Z6202 P45 1969. (In the Classics Reading Room.)

  • *The Cambridge Ancient History. Third edition. Cambridge, 1970. Ref. D57 .C252 (v. 1-3.3, 4, 6, 7.1). (Also in Classics Reading Room.)

  • *The Cambridge Mediaeval History. New York, 1911. Ref. D117 C3 (8 volumes).

  • *Ciolli, A. Subject Index to Chapter Headings in the Cambridge Medieval History (New York, 1950). Ref. D117 C3 Index.

  • *Dictionary of the Middle Ages. New York, 1982. Ref. D114 D5 1982 v. 1 12 + index.

  • Haberkern, E. and J. F. Wallach. Hilfswoerterbuch fuer Historiker. Bern, 1964. Ref. D9 H2.

  • Shorey, R. F. Chronology of the Medieval World. New York, 1973. Ref. D118 S855.

  • Grimal, P. (ed.). Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Translated by A. Maxwell-Hyslop. New York, 1985. Ref. BL715 .G713 1986.

  • Guirand, F. (ed.). New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. Translated by R. Aldington and D. Ames. New York, 1968. Ref. BL310 G85 1968 (in the Theological Reference Area).

  • Grant, M. Greek and Latin Authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000. New York, 1980. Ref. PA31 G7.

  • Finley, M. (ed.). Atlas of Classical Archaeology. New York, ca. 1977. Ref. G1046 E15 A8 1977.

  • van der Heyden, A. A. M. and H. H. Scullard. Atlas of the Classical World. New York, 1959. Ref. DE29 H463.

  • Boardman, J. et al., (eds.). Oxford History of the Classical World. New York, 1986. DE59 O94 1986.

  • Travlos, J. Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens. New York, 1971. Ref. NA280 T68.

  • Nash, E. Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Rome. London, 1961-62. NA310 N28 v. 1-2.

  • *Guthrie, W. K. C. A History of Greek Philosophy. Cambridge, 1962-. B171 G83 (in the Classics Reading Room; but see the Library for a more complete set).

  • *Armstrong, A. H. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy. Cambridge, 1970. B171 A79 (in the Classics Reading Room).