list of useful references for researches about the breton and celtic
- the summary
of Histoire de Bretagne de Pierre le Baud
d'Hozier (1638) ; it's possible to consult the book on the web site
Virtuelles Humanistes of Tours university. On the site http://gallica.bnf.fr
it's possible to consult the "Cronicques et ystoires des
Bretons" by Pierre Le Baud ; published from the first redaction,
with explanations and notes by Vte Charles de La Lande de Calan,
4 vol., Rennes, 1907-1922.
sources, printed or handwritten, of the Lives of the saints of Brittany,
extracted from the work of Joseph Loth
"L'émigration bretonne en Armorique"
(1883) ; his book "les noms des saints bretons"
(1910) can be consulted on http://gallica.bnf.fr
- the catalog of the work of Albert Le Grand " Les
Vies des Saints de Bretagne Armorique" (1636), from the
edited version of the
"trois chanoines" (1901 - Quimper ) ; this edition of
the XXth century can be consulted on the web site http://gallica.bnf.fr.
- the catalog of the work of Dom Lobineau
" Les Vies des saints de Bretagne"
(1725), with corrections and adds by l'abbé Tresvaux (1836) ; the
first edition (1725) can be consulted on the web site http://gallica.bnf.fr
- the catalog of the work of chanoine de
Garaby " Vies des bienheureux et des saints
de Bretagne" (1839)
catalog of the work of S. Baring-Gould & J. Fischer
" The Lives of the British Saints"
catalog of the work of
François Duine " Mémento
des sources hagiographiques de l'histoire de Bretagne" (1918)
list of the breton saints studied or cited by René Largillière
in his thesis work (Rennes,1925) :
" les saints et l'organisation
chrétienne primitive dans l'Armorique bretonne "
( reedited in 1995 by Armeline editions)
catalog of the work of Canon Doble
" The saints of Cornwall" (1960-1970,
a table of comparison of written forms
used for 80 saints in the catalogs above mentioned.
- the celebration dates extracted from the Propre
des saints des diocèses de Bretagne (Rhedonis, 1955)
- a page about the breton calendars
: the waltz of dates...
- some informations about the
relics of breton saints
Researches on the site :
Printed works to read about the breton saints :
important number of books was produced since 100 years : see the
Internet sites to consult :
have a web site in Belgium : introduction to Acta
Sanctorum, and moteur
de recherche de la BHL of Bollandists (Bibliotheca Hagiographica
Latina) giving accurate references about the documents.
- It is possible to consult the Acta Sanctorum à
la Bibliothèque Nationale : http://gallica.bnf.fr
by asking for "acta sanctorum"
L'Encyclopédie Catholique has a web site in the USA : introduction
to The Catholic Encyclopedia.
- On the site can be read the Gallia
Christiana, chronic of the Christian Gaul bishoprics.
sites can be found on Internet, mainly in universities. Can be mentionned
- the ORB site (On-line
Reference Book for Medieval Studies) in his hagiographic part (due
to Thomas Head) :
- The site
of Lampeter University
in Wales : http://www.lamp.ac.uk with some useful links :
The web site of Stanford University, where can be found the works
of S. Baring-Gould and J. Fisher about the Welsh, Cornish an Breton
Saints : "The lives of the british saints", 4 vol. edited
in London,1907 :
- The site
of Leicester University,
with the TASC database of Graham Jones about the cult of the celtic
- The web site
of digitized old manuscripts of Oxford
- The web site
of Internet Medieval Sourcebook of
lFordham University Center for Medieval Studies :
The web site of Mary Jones with a lot of historical and religious
texts in latin and english (Vitae...) :
celtic illustrations are indebted of the benevolence of Cari
Buziak and her AON site
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