Links to other Relevant Web Pages
Here are some other sites relevant to mediaeval logic and philosophy:
WWW Home Page.
"Labyrinth" is a Web page for mediaevalists generally, maintained at Georgetown
University. It has lots of pointers to other sites you may want to browse.
Mosser's WWW Medieval Resources Page.
Links to places of interest to mediaevalists.
- The "Perseus" Project
at Tufts University.
A very handy place to go for all things Greek, including texts (Greek
and English, with tools for reading Greek on-line), lexica, etc. Recently
added: a searchable version of Smyth’s Greek Grammar, and a number
of materials in Latin, including an on-line, searchable version of the well
known Lewis and Short, A Latin Dictionary.
- On-Line Text Materials for
Just what it says. There are lots of things here, some of them relevant
to mediaeval logic and philosophy.
- The Internet Connection for
Hosted by Catholic University of America. Some of this will not be relevant
to people pursuing mediaeval logic and philosophy in particular. But some
of it will be, and a lot of it is interesting in its own right.
& Medieval Studies on the Internet.
Lots of links, including the texts of various conciliar and legal documents.
Some of them may be relevant to tracking down the background to various philosophical
- Medioevo Italiano
A site devoted to discussion of the Italian and European Middle Ages. Links
to many other sites. Also, a very handy "forum" (bulletin-board)
page for discussion of medieval topics, including sections in five European
languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish).
Narrower topics/individual authors
Gregory of Nyssa Home Page.
Translations of his works, bibliographies, images, links.
to Early Church Documents
Links to lots of valuable resources.
A convenient site with information on Llull's life, writings, and recent work
on the WWW for the Study of Philo of Alexandria.
Articles, reviews of literature, and links to other resources on Philo and
- The Albertus-Magnus-Institute,
The home of the critical edition of the works of Albert the Great.
An extremely interesting site, offering a "word in context" concordance of
the logical writings of Albert the Great. The concordance can be downloaded,
or searched on-line.
A website offering the works of Albertus Magnus for sale after 700 years of
censored obscurity Opera omnia Alberti magni. The website includes
sample images of the seven CD-ROM product line, provides a brief biography
on Albert and has a scholastic forum ATG News as well.
At the University of Notre Dame. The Center has a number of on-line texts
of interest. For a list of the filenames of available texts, go to their etext
directory. The file names there are abbreviated, so you'll have to explore
to see what you are interested in. Here are a few representative things: (a)
an encyclopedia article, "St.
Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy"; (b) the (somewhat
abridged) Rickaby translation of Aquinas'
Summa contra gentiles. There's more
- The Thomas Aquinas Webpage.
A new and very useful site, maintained by the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht.
Lots of information and tools for research on Aquinas.
- A Collated
Web Index of Significant Historians and Philosophers,
Maintained by Peter Ravn Rasmussen. A very nice resource for information on,
and works by, a variety of philosophers and historians, including many from
the classical and mediaeval periods.
Muslim Scholars Page.
A useful collection of biographical pages on a variety of Muslim thinkers,
not all of them familiar from the usual Western textbooks.
- Mysticism in World
A resource for information on, and translations of texts from, Jewish, Christian,
Muslim (Sufi), Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist mysticism.
- The Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project
Maintained by Rega Wood. Contains information on the life, works and thought
Lieberknecht's Homepage for Dante Studies
A nicely organized site, with lots of information and links pertaining to
Dante and related topics. Includes a nifty "Virtual Dante Bookship,"
in collaboration with amazon.com.
Located at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Univerisity of Bristol. A Web
based discussion forum for topics in mediaeval religion and related issues.
A site dedicated to the study of Late Scholasticism, both Catholic and Protestant
(XVIth-XVIIth centuries). Includes a growing database of authors with bio-biographical
descriptions, often unique, a book review section, an e-mail directory and
links to useful instutitions. The working language of the site is French,
but it is open to contributions in any language.
A very useful site, maintained at the Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università
di Lecce. Contains announcements of upcoming congresses and meetings, information
on current research projects, editions in progress, links to electronic texts
and other helpful information.
A site of materials on Eckhart, maintained by Wolfgang Wackernagel.
Pironet's page for William Heytesbury's Sophismata.
Pironet is preparing a critical edition of this important work. In the
meantime, the present webpage contains a transcription of the whole of Heytesbury's
Sophismata, from the Venice edition of 1494 (Bonetus Locatellus for
Octavianus Scotus), in Adobe PDF format. The page also contains a list of
the sophisms treated in the work, a list of the manuscripts containing the
Sophismata, and a PDF file containing a bibliography of works and articles
- Center for Medieval
and Renaissance Natural Philosophy.
This is a research center, founded in 1998, to promote the study of natural
philosophy and science in its formative period between the late Middle Ages
and the seventeenth century. It is associated with the Department of Ancient
and Medieval Philosophy at Nijmegen University, and integrates the research
activities of six fellows who are attached to the research program "From
Artes to Science: The Commentary Literature on Aristotle's Physics,
1250-1700," funded by the
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Each year, it also provides
fellowships to two or three post-doctorate scholars from abroad, organizes
symposia and annual lecture series, and edits the journal Early Science
- The Electronic Grosseteste.
Run by James Ginther (Leeds), this is an outstanding example of the possibilities
of electronic scholarship. Contains viewable and downloable HTML files of
Grosseteste's Latin works now in the public domain (includeing the Bauer edition).
It will soon include bibliographical aids, and a searchable database of XML
copyrighted texts (including some of his Aristotelian commentaries). Mandatory
for everyone interested in Grosseteste.
David Burr's page of resources for Peter John Olivi. Contains a bibliography
of secondary sources, a page for ongoing research, and links to unpublished
sources in HTML and Adobe PDF format.
- Formal Ontology
Includes bibliographies on E. Jennifer Ashworth, John P. Doyle, the ontological
argument, and on medieval theories of supposition and mental language.
- The Peter
A site maintained by Russell Friedman (Copenhagen), and devoted to information
about Peter Auriol. Includes information about who Auriol was, recent research,
the Auriol Editing Project, links, bibliography, etc.
Authors, 13th18th Century: A Catalogue in Progress
A co-production of Maarten van der Heijden and Bert Roest. A wonderful resource.
An alphabetical collection of information on Franciscan authors biographies,
manuscripts, editions, links, etc. Plus links to a wealth of other resources.
version of the 1909 edition of J.G.T. Graesse, F. Benedict, and H. Plechl,
Orbis Latinus : Lexikon lateinischer geographischer Namen des Mittelalters
und der Neuzeit.
Maintained at Columbia University. Indispensable if you need to identify a
of Miracourt, Commentary on the Sentences, Book I.
Provisional edition of the Latin text of Book I.
Trutfetter und Bartholomäus Arnoldi von Usingen.
A page containing information about late medieval nominalism at Erfurt. (In
German only.) Maintained by Pekka Kärkkäinen of the University of
A research project under the direction of Alain de Libera It aims to transcribe
and edit sophismata texts, and to track down within the sophismata literature
relevant patterns in semantic and logical enquiry in the late-thirteenth and
A site dedicated to studies in the Hermes Latinus tradition.
- Thomae Aquinatis
The complete works of Thomas Aquinas, available on-line. Hosted by Thomas
Another on-line set of the complete works of Thomas Aquinas, nicely formatted
for viewing (and downloading). Hosted by the Universidad de Navarra.
- Nicolas d’Autrécourt
A site dedicated to Nicholas of Autrecourt, maintained by Christophe Grellard.
- The Franciscan Archive
A WWW resourced on St. Francis and Franciscanism. Of particular interest is the page on Peter Lombard, including an on-going translation, with facing original Latin, of Lombard's Sentences, as well as the page with an on-going translation, with facing original Latin, of Bonaventure's Commentary on the Sentences.
Societies, academies, institutes
- Medieval Academy of America
Information about the Academy, its members, annual meetings, Speculum,
book publications, a calendar of events, grants, prizes and awards, links,
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.
A brand new site, still under construction. Stay tuned for new offerings.
italiana per lo studio del pensiero medievale.
Information (in Italian) on the Society, and links to other relevant sites.
internationale pour l'étude de la philosophie médiévale
Information (in French) on the Society, its congresses, colloquia, publications
per ricerche di filosofia medievale.
While you're browsing through the site for the journal Medioevo,
you might also want to check out this site for the journal's home institution.
- Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval
Describes the history of the Institute, their program and their resources.
- The Franciscan Institute.
Information on the Institute, their program, staff, publications and library.
- Medieval Studies Institute
Description of the program, course descriptions, annual conference, etc.
- The Medieval Institute,
Western Michigan University.
Includes information on the annual international conference held there every
The Institute (located in Frankfurt) is concerned with the critical edition
of the works of Hugh of St. Victor, as well as research in mediaeval philosophy
and theology. The Director is Prof. Dr. Rainer Berndt, SJ. They can also be
reached by e-mail at: .
Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Toronto.
Includes a description of the program, admission information, faculty list,
courses, activities, etc.
- Institute for Greek and Latin,
University of Copenhagen
Description of projects and publications, staff, research fellows, etc. Includes
- Die Umbrüche
in der Wissenskultur des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts
Home page (in German) for the research project on the theories of science
and scientific culture in the 12th and 13th centuries, from the Johann Wolfgang
Goethe Universität Frankfurt.
- International Federation of
Institutes for Medieval Studies in the World (Fédération internationale
des instituts d'études médiévales [F.I.D.E.M.])
Information on the European Congress of Medieval Studies, publications, member
universities, and the European diploma for medieval studies.
- Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics
Contains links to announcements of their meetings, proceedings and newsletters,
links to works in progress, and a list of recent publications.
- Logical Analysis and
History of Philosophy.
A new journal devoted to using logical methods (not necessarily highly formal
ones) applied to the study of the history of philosophy. For further information,
see also the description on my [Forum]
- Medieval Philosophy
Home page of the journal, published by Cambridge University Press. Among other
things, it contains the tables of contents of past and (near-) future issues.
Rivista di storia della filosofia medievale.
This is a convenient site that reproduces the Tables of Contents of all issues
published to date, an advance peek at the contents of future volumes, and
a thematic index to guide you to relevant articles.
A Journal for Philosophy and Philology from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance.
Includes on-line versions of articles.
- Revue thomiste
Homepage for the journal, edited by the Institut saint Thomas d'Aquin in Toulouse.
- Studies in
Bibliography Online (The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia).
Studies in Bibliography has been and continues to be an important journal
for editing, textual criticism and bibliographical matters in general. The
entire contents of this eminent journal are available online here, in searchable
form. A gold-mine! While you’re at this site, you can follow the link to the
home-page of the Society, and see what else they are up to. (Note:
Visitors to my own pages may find the focus of the Society and of the Studies
a little unfamiliar to them. The Society and the Studies are much more
concerned with the history of printed works — for example, the works of Shakespeare
or Mark Twain — than mediaevalists are generally used to. But there is much
in the Studies that is of concern to editors of mediaeval texts too.
And besides, it is interesting and instructive to see what different issues
are raised by the slight shift of focus.)
Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter
Editorial and subscription information, and on-line Tables of Contents of
past and (near-) future issues.
- Cahiers de l'Institut
du Moyen-Âge grec et latin (CIMAGL)
Description of the journal, subscription information, and a list of the contents
of issues published so far.
On-line texts, translations, course materials, research
See also the sites under "Broad metasites"
and "Narrower topics/individual authors,"
above. Many sites under "Scholars' home pages,"
below, also have valuable materials. Research tools may also be found under
"Software for scholars," below. Finally,
don't forget the materials on my own Download
& Greenough's New Latin Grammar.
An HTML version of this wonderful, classic reference grammar.
- Thomas Aquinas's
The popular "English Dominican" translation (no Latin). The various
sections of the Summa can be viewed here right on-screen in HTML format.
- The Early Church Fathers.
This is a downloadable version of the well-known three-part set of English
translations: "The Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers," described
as a "thirty-eight volume collection of writings from the first 800 years
of the Church." The texts are in plain ASCII format, in compressed "zip" files
(containing the ASCII text), in WinHelp format, and in Adobe "pdf" format.
(Not all texts are available in all these forms.) An alternative site for
finding these texts (arranged slightly differently) is located at the New
Advent Catholic Website.
- The Catholic Encyclopedia.
Also at the "New Advent Catholic Supersite" maintained by the Knights of Columbus.
A partially completed on-line version of the original edition published in
1913 (although the dates on individual volumes may vary). They are looking
for volunteers to contribute to this project by converting various articles
for on-line use.
- The Oklahoma
State University Philosophy Department Home Page.
There is a link here to a list of holdings of the Translation Clearing
House (Walter G. Scott, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.) The idea
behind the Translation Clearing House is simple: Many of us have prepared
translations of various texts that we use in our courses and elsewhere. If
they are useful to us, they will probably be useful to other people too. The
Clearing House is a depository of such translations. They are available to
all interested parties on a demand basis, for what amounts to the mere cost
of duplicating and mailing. If you have translations of your own that you
would be willing to contribute (don't be shy!), please help out. (The translator's
rights are protected, and suitable provisions are made for withdrawing your
texts, if necessary, if they appear in print elsewhere.) If you are interested
in using such translations, please go to their Web site to see what
they have. Help support the cause!
- Late Medieval
and Early Modern Intellectual History.
Maintained by John Kilcullen. This site contains corrections to Latin
texts, English translations and transcripts of lectures. Good stuff!
Kilcullen's Phil252, Phil360 page.
Contains two complete courses taught at Macquarie University, one on Medieval
Philosophy and one on Later Medieval Philosophy.
Kilcullen's POL167, POL264 page.
Contains two complete courses on political theory. POL167 "Introduction
to Political Theory" includes material on Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Marsilius
of Padua and William of Ockham, as well as non-mediaeval authors. (POL 264
is "Modern Political Theory.")
Latin text and English translation, by John Kilcullen and John Scott.
This is the first text in the Auctores Britannici medii aevi series to be
published over the Internet. (In progress.)
Parodi's (Milan) page "Storia della filosofia medievale II (1995/96)."
The product of what was obviously an extremely valuable course. This site
contains the full Latin text of Aquinas' De ente et essentia, together
with lots of commentary and discussion, including some very nice graphical
representations of the structure and the various arguments in the text.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia
A new on-line enyclopedia, with two conspicuous virtues: (1) it's revisable,
and so stays up to date, and (2) it's free, at least for now. (Gyula
Klima, Jack Zupko and I are serving as editors for the articles on mediaeval
- The Internet Encyclopedia
Hosted by the University of Tenessee at martin, and edited by James Fieser.
Contains a collection of texts.
Ecole Initiative: Creating a Hypertext Encyclopedia of Early Church History
on the World-Wide Web
A very rich site, with documents in translation, articles, images,
a glossary, a chronology, links to other sites. The works!
to the Hard Little Words
Martin Irvine's handlist of those pesky little Latin words that give translators
nightmares. Some specialized mediaeval usages are given along with the standard
Likewise maintained by Martin Irvine, this page has links to some texts, plus
a wonderful group of links to sites offering all sorts of grammatical
and lexical aids for learning and using Latin. A goldmine if you're learning
Web of On-line Dictionaries
Maintained by Robert Beard, an amazing set of links to on-line dictionaries
in more languages than you'll ever need. Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew are
of course included, but you'll also find dictionaries for many others. There
are also links to multilingual dictionaries, specialized English dictionaries,
thesauri and vocabulary aids, etc.
Web of On-line Grammars
Likewise maintained by Robert Beard. This is a set of links to all sorts of
on-line grammars. Arabuc and Hebrew are not included, but Latin and Greek
are, as well as many more.
- Christian Classics Ethereal
Classic Christian books in electronic format. A goldmine of translated materials
available for downloading.
- S. Th. de Aquino OPERA
A very nice site with on-line Latin texts from the Leonine edition of Thomas
Aquinas, including the Quaestiones de anima, De intellectu, and De
ente et essentia. The site is managed by Zbigniew Pajda, O.P.
- Johannes Buridanus, Summulae I, "De propositionibus"
A preliminary version of Ria van der Lecq's critical edition of the Latin
- Dallas Medieval Texts & Translations
A new series edited by Philipp W. Rosemann at the University of Dallas.
- CommBase: An Electronic Database of Medieval Commentators on Aristotle and Peter Lombard's Sentences
The most current data are available for download in 32-bit MS Access
format. An earlier stand-alone program for 16-bit machines (last updated September 2001) is also available for download.
- Mentalcode: Latin
An interactive online Latin learning resource.
- Medieval Psychological Sources on the Internet
Links to online versions of medieval commentaries on the De anima. Mainly digitized versions of early printed texts, but other kinds of materials are there as well. Maintained by
Software for scholars:
This is an electronic database of mediaeval Latin palaeographical abbreviations,
going far beyond Cappelli/Pelzer and similar printed manuals. Available on CD-ROM (Windows and Mac). All licenses include access Abbreviationes Online, a device-independent and OS agnostic site that needs only a web browser.
Edition Typesetter (CET).
A typesetting program that converts suitably marked-up ASCII text-files
into a PostScript file suitable for printing either on your personal printer
or on a professional photo-typesetter. (TeX files are generated as an intermediary
step.) The program comes with screen previewers (VGA) and a PostScript emulator
for common printers. Up to nine independent footnote series are possible (justified
or unjustified, two or three columns), calculation of line numbers and cross-references,
etc. And it's very reasonably priced, too. New features include the ability
to deal with Arabic and Hebrew texts. Note: Available in PC-IBM format
only (80386 or better). The actual program cannot be downloaded here, but
you can find out all about it, including how to order a copy.
Text Editor (CTE).
A Windows only word-processor program for producing critical editions, developed
by Stefan Hagel in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and used
for editions published by the Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum latinorum
(CSEL). Despite its name, The program can just as easily be used for editions
of non-classical texts. It supports multiple apparatus and sets of notes,
uses a WYSIWYG interface and produces camera-ready copy. Recent versions support
right-to-left entry (Hebrew and Arabic). A demo version is available for downloading,
for either Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/NT. (The demo is a full-featured version
of the program, except that the printing feature produces output with 'Unregistered
version of Classical Text Editor' printed all over the top of your text. An
effective deterrent to piracy, but it still lets you see just what the program
can do.) The program is frequently upgraded, with new features being added
continually, so check back with the above Website often. Note that the price
quoted there is an institutional price; there is a substantial discount
for individual buyers. Users of CTE should also note the entry for Typographica
Academica Traiectina, below.
A powerful collation program written by Peter Robinson. MacIntosh only, for
now. For a "helpsheet," try this link.
Here's something all readers of Greek will appreciate! A nifty freeware
classical Greek verb-conjugator! For 32-bit Windows only. Those who (like
me) secretly use Tutti i verbi Grecci all the time know how indispensable
such an aid is. Developed by Gonzalo Diaz and Mariana Esplugas (Buenos Aires).
(The utility comes with its own Greek TTF font.)
- Typographica Academica Traiectina.
A typesetting company located in Utrecht, and specializing in high-quality
TeX typography, especially for publications such as critical and multi-language
editions. Users of "Classical Text Editor" (CTE) see above
will be happy to learn that it will soon be possible for Typographica
Academica Traiectina to publish directly from files prepared using CTE.
A shareware markup language interpreter used to publish critical editions.
Imprimatur requires Microsoft Windows 95 or higher, and Microsoft Word
95 or higher. It supports two series of variants, occurrence numbering in
variants, linear or contiguous citations and text below the line (Additions).
Number schemes include: line numbers, paragraph numbers, and Wadding numbers.
References in the margins are also supported. The shareware version is not
crippled in any way, but registered users get the help documentation. Students
are permitted to use the program without charge for coursework. Samples of
the output are available on the website.
Scholars' home pages:
- James J.
O'Donnell Home Page.
Wonderful stuff on Augustine, Boethius and other good things.
- Peter King's Home Page.
Articles, presentations, unpublished materials, editions, translations, course materials, etc.
- Gyula Klima's
Neat things that can be downloaded, including papers and lecture notes!
Klima's site also has a European
- Shimizu Tetsuro's
On-line abstracts and full texts of papers.
- Robert Pasnau's
Includes course materials and work in progress.
- Iwakuma Yukio's 12th
Century Logic Home Page
Includes some of Iwakuma's papers, as well as links to other interesting
Parsons' Home Page.
Includes a link to a page of translations, by Parsons and others, of mediaeval
works in semantics, in Adobe PDF format: From De Rijk's Logica modernorum,
Vol. II: Anonymous, Treatise on Univodation (complete); anonymous,
Dialectica Monacensis (selection); anonymous, Cum sit nostra
(selection); anonymous, Propteries of Discourse (De proprietatibus sermonum)
(complete; and Albert of Saxony, Perutilis logica (selections).
- The Vatican
What can I say? Go directly to the top!
- This one isn’t a Web site, but readers may be interested
to know about Quaestio, a listserv for queries, discussion and announcements
regarding the culture and writings of scholasticism, including medicine and
natural science as well as theology, philosophy and law. (Messages are in
either English or Latin.) The list is maintained by Philip Lyndon Reynolds.
(For his e-mail address, see the[E-mail
addresses] page at this site.) To subscribe to Quaestio, send an
e-mail message to email@example.com. In the body of the message,
put nothing but the following: SUBSCRIBE QUAESTIO Firstname Lastname
(for example, mine would read: SUBSCRIBE QUAESTIO Paul Spade). Disable any
automatic signature feature on your e-mail program.
- The Aquinas Cafe
A lighthearted site, which covers "an array of issues, adding a splash
of California attitude and levity." Lots of fun, but there are some serious
things as well. For instances, on-line passages from Aquinas on various topics.
- Macedonian Heritage Mount
A website about Mount Athos, including many stunning photographs!
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