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Paul Halsall, ORB sources editor
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Recorded here are all primary source texts as they are added to any part of the Sourcebook (Selected Sources, Full Texts, or Saints' Lives). Texts added on the Fordham Server are listed as available 00/00/00; texts on other servers are listed as available via here 00/00/00. Although there are also secondary sources in the Sourcebook, they are not listed here.
- "On The Jews and Their Lies", a treatise by Martin Luther (translated by Martin H. Bertram, Luther's Works, Vol. 47: The Christian In Society IV, ed. by Franklin Sherman (c) 1971 Fortress Press, pages 121-306) has been removed because of copyright objections. We will attempt to provide a new translation of the German text at some point, but meanwhile welcome a translation any scholar wishes to supply.
- Cain Adamnain: An Old-Irish Treatise on the Law of Adamnan Available 3/4/2001
- Caradoc of Llancarfan: The Life of Gildas,1130-1150.Available 3/4/2001
- 2ND Jocelyn, a monk of Furness: The Life of Kentigern (Mungo), translated by Cynthia Whidden Green Available 3/4/2001
- Cynthia Whidden Green: Saint Kentigern, Apostle to Strathclyde: A critical analysis of a northern saint Available 3/4/2001
- The Life of Lazaros of Mt. Galesion: An Eleventh-Century Pillar Saint [At DO] Available 2/26/2001
A good part of the published translation. In PDF Format
- Heron of Byzantium: Siegecraft: Two Tenth-Century Instructional Manuals PDF Format [At DO] Available 2/26/2001
- Ibn Battuta (1307-1377 CE): Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354 Available 2/26/2001
- Nasir-i-Khusraw (1046-1052): Book of Travels (Safarnama) [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Daniel (1106-1107): The Pilgrimage of the Russian Abbot Daniel in the Holy Land, 1106-1107 A.D., annotated by Sir C. W.Wislon (London, 1895) [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Benjamin of Tudela (1160-1173): The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela Critical Text, Translation and Commentary by Marcus Nathan Adler. [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Bar Sauma (c. 1278-1313): The Monk of Kublai Khan, Emperor of China; or The History of the Life and Travels of Rabban Sawma, Envoy and Plenipotentiary of the Mongol Khans to the Kings of Europe and Markos who as Yahbh-Allaha III Became Patriarch of the Nestorian Church. Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge, London: The Religious Track Society, 1928. [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Anonymous: Guide-book to Palestine. (c. 1350). Translated by. J. H. Barnard. London: Palestine Pilgrims Text Society, 1894. [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Margery Kempe (1413-1415): Book of Margery Kempe. (Text--Butler-Bowden translation of Chapter 26-34, 37-41)[At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- John Poloner (1422): Description of the Holy Land (c. 1421), based on the translation of Aubrey Stewart from the Tobler text. London, 1894. [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Felix Fabri (1480 & 1483-84): The Book of the Wanderings of Felix Fabri (Circa 1480-1483 A.D.) trans. Aubrey Stewart. 2 vols. London: Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society, 1896 [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Pietro Casola (1494): Canon Pietro Casola's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in the Year 1494. trans. Mary Margaret Newett. Manchester: The University Press, 1907. [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Henry Timberlake (1601-1603): A True and Strange discourse of the traveiles of two English pilgrimes: What admirable accidents befell them in their journey to Jerusalem, Gaza, Grand Cayro, Alexandria, and other places [At Traveling to Jerusalem/U Sth Colorado] Available 2/25/2001
- Alexander Kinglake: Eothen or Traces of Travel Brought Back from the East. London: J. Ollivier, 1844. [At UMD}Available 2/25/2001
- Mark Twain: Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress (1869) [At Virginia] Available 2/25/2001
- Charles Warren (1884): The Survey of Western Palestine [At TempleMount] Available 2/25/2001
- 2ND Jessica A. Browner: "Viking" Pilgrimage to the Holy Land fram! fram! cristmenn, crossmenn, konungsmenn! (Oláfs saga helga, ch. 224.). Essays in History 34 (1992) Available 2/25/2001
- Ibn Fadlan. Risala 921 CE [At VikingAnswerLady]
Ibn Fadlan was an Arab chronicler. In 921 C.E., the Caliph sent Ibn Fadlan with an embassy to the King of the Bulgars of the Middle Volga. Ibn Fadlan wrote an account of his journeys with the embassy, called a Risala. This Risala is of great value as a history, although it is clear in some places that inaccuracies and Ibn Fadlan's own prejudices have slanted the account to some extent. Available 2/25/2001
- Egeria: Travelogue, Translated by M.L. McClure, The Pilgrimage of Etheria, (New York, 1915) [At Yale] Available 2/25/2001
- Anna Comnena (1093-after 1148): The Alexiad. [Full text] Available 2/21/2001
The account of her father, the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I, by Princess Anna Comnena is perhaps the most important historical work by a woman writer written before the modern period.
- A Late-Medieval Spanish Nobleman: Don Juan Pacheco, Master of the Order of Santiago (1419-1474), with original notes, translated by Simon Doubleday Available 2/21/2001
- Peter Abelard (1079-1142): Prologue to Sic et Non, translated by Wendy Lewis available 2/21/2001
- Agobard of Lyons (9th Century): On Hail and Thunder translated by Wendy Lewis available 2/21/2001
- Agobard of Lyons (9th Century): On the Deception of Certain Signs translated by Wendy Lewis available 2/21/2001
- William of Newburgh: History, full text available 10/24/2000
- The Correspondence of St. Boniface available 10/24/2000
- Suetonius: Lives of the Caesars [Index to all the lives] available 10/24/2000
- The Visigothic Code (Forum iudicum) ed. and trans. by S.P. Scott (Print edition: Boston Book Company, 1910) [At Libro] available 10/24/2000
- Kenneth Baxter: Christian Martyrs in Muslim Spain (Cambridge University Press, 1988) [At Libro] available 10/24/2000
- Hippolyte Delehaye: The Legends of the Saints: An Introduction to Hagiography (1907) available 10/22/2000
The complete texts of a classic work.
- Prudentius. Peristephanon. Book 3: Panting for God. [At Electronic Antiquity] [Complete text available in Latin] available 10/22/2000
- St. John of the Cross: Obras Completas [In Spanish, At MonteCarmelo] available 10/18/2000
- St. Theresa of Avila: Obras Completas [In Spanish, At MonteCarmelo] available 10/18/2000
- St. Theresa of Lisieux: Obras Completas [In Spanish, At MonteCarmelo] available 10/18/2000
- Sophronius Patriarch of Jerusalem. Two Poems on the Holy City (Anacreontica XIX and XX) - ca. 600 A.D. [At Christus Rex] available 10/15/2000
- The Itinerary of the Anonymous Pilgrim of Bordeaux (Itinerarium Burdigalense) - 333 A.D. [At Christus Rex] available 10/15/2000
- Egeria. Description of the Liturgical Year in Jerusalem: Translation [At Oxford] available 10/15/2000
- Huneberc of Heidenheim. Prologue to the Hodoeporicon of St. Willibald. c. 750-75CE. Alternate trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Bertholdus of Micy. Life of St. Maximinus excerpts on the story of the founding abbot of Micy, located near Orléans, composed in the early ninth century. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Amulo of Lyon. Letter on the Misuse of Relics in Dijon. mid-9th Century. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Claudius of Turin. Apology: An Attack on Veneration of Relics. 8-9th Cent. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Theodoric of St. Eucharius. Discovery of the Relics of St. Celsus in Trier in 978, excerpts. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Letaldus of Micy. Journey of the Relics of St. Junianus, including a description of the Peace Council of Charroux in 989. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Ademar of Chabanne's Chronicle: Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, 1016. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Andrew of Fleury. Miracles of St. Benedict. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
A description of the Peace League of Bourges and its campaign in 1038.
- Anonymous. Life of St. Gregory of Nicopolis. Excerpts on his burial, Early 11th Cent. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Peter Damian. Life of Romuald. excerpts on his relics of a hermit. Late 11th Cent. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Anonymous. A Miracle of St. Maximinus, c. 1050-75. Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
Description of the pilgrimage and miraculous cure of a single individual.
- Guibert of Nogent. On the Relics of the Saints: Book I, Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
- Hugh of Fleury. Life, Translation, and Miracles of St. Sacerdos: Prologue, Trans. by Thomas Head [At ORB] available 10/15/2000
Discussing his methodology as a hagiographer and historian reconstructing the life of a long dead saint.
- Dominican Order: The Lifes of the Brethren of the Order of Preachers, 1206-59 [At Dominican Central] available 10/12/2000
- St. Dominic: Biographical Documents, edited with an Introduction By Francis C. Lehner, O.P. [At Dominican Central] available 10/12/2000
- Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend (Aurea Legenda) 1275, As englished by William Caxton, 1483
The full text of the 7 volume Temple Classics edition, available in large volume files, and individual feast/saint files. available 10/12/2000
- Willibald: The Life of St. Boniface available 10/12/2000
- Life of Irene, Abbess of the Convent of Chrysobalanton, trans. Jan Olof Rosenqvist.available 10/11/2000
- Eigil: Life of Sturm, early 9th Century available 10/11/2000
- Alcuin: The Life of Willibrord, c.796 available 10/11/2000
- The Life of Lebuin, 10th Century available 10/11/2000
- Huneberc of Heidenheim: The Hodoeporican of St. Willibald, 8th Century available 10/11/2000
- Chinese Accounts of Rome, Byzantium and the Middle East, c. 91 B.C.E. - 1643 C.E. available 10/10/2000
- Chu Yuan-Chang: Manifesto of Accession as First Ming Emperor, 1372 C.E. available 10/10/2000
Sent to the Byzantine Emperor.
- Ambrose of Milan: Letter 22: The Finding of SS. Gervasius and Protasius available 9/8/2000
- Augustine: On the Care to Be had for the Dead available 9/8/2000
- Augustine: City of God: Book 22:8-10. On Miracles
- Edward Gibbon: The Destruction of Paganism and the Rise of the Cult of Saints [Chapter XXVIII of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire] available 9/8/2000
- Jerome: Against Vigilantius available 9/8/2000
- The Persecution & Martyrdoms of Lyons In 177 A.D.: The Letter of the Churches of Vienna and Lyons to the Churches of Asia and Phrygia including the story of the Blessed Blandina. available 9/8/2000
- St. Andrew the General [The Passion of St. Andrew the General (BHG 118)] [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Callistratus with translation of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- Armenian Passion of St. Callistratus BHO 185
- St. Christopher with translations of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Demetrius of Thessalonica with translation of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- The Passion (BHL 2122) and Miracles (BHL 2123) of St. Demetrius by Anastasius the Librarian BHL 2122-23
- Ss. Emeterius and Chelidonius with a translation of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- Ss. Fidelis, Exantus, and Carpophorus [The Passion of Ss. Fidelis, Exantus, and Carpophorus (BHL 2922)][At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Florian with translation of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. George with translations of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Luxurius [The Passion of Ss. Luxurius, Camerinus and Cisellus (BHL 5092)][At Military Saints]
- St. Maurice and the Theban Legion with translation of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- The Passion of St. Maurice and the Theban Legion BHL 5740
- St. Maximilian of Tebessa [The Passion of St. Maximilian of Tebessa (BHL 5813)][At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Marcellus of Tingis [The Passion of St. Marcellus (BHL 5255a)][At Military Saints]
- St. Menas with translations of: [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Mercurius with translation of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- Ss. Sergius and Bacchus with translation of [At Military Saints]
- St. Theagenes of Parium with translations of: [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Theodore the Recruit with translations of [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Typasius the Veteran [The Passion of St. Typasius (BHL 8354)] [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Varus [At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- St. Victor of Milan [The Passion of St. Victor (BHL 8580)][At Military Saints] available 9/8/2000
- Abbot Suger: Life of King Louis the Fat, full text, trans. Jean Dunbabin. 9
- Transcript of Trial of Joan of Arc, full text, available 10/23/1999
- Sieur Louis de Conte: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc [in fact, a fictional account by Mark Twain] available 10/23/1999
- Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim (c.930/40-c.1002): The Plays of Roswitha, available 10/23/1999
Including Full texts of Gallicanus and Dulcitius
- Judah Ha-Levi (ca 1075-1141): The Kuzari, also known as The Book of Argument and Proof in Defense of the Despised Faith (Kitab al Khazari). available 9/10/1999
The entire first book of the Kuzari, a philosophical treatise written by the Spanish Jewish philosopher and poet, Judah Ha-Levi. It is written in the form of a dialogue, purportedly between the king of the Khazars and the representatives of various belief systems, culminating with a rabbi.
- A Business Partnership between a Jew and Christian in Barcelona, 1235-1242 CE available 9/10/1999
Documents on exploitation of royal mills by Jews and Christians in Barcelona.
- Jews and Christians in Teruel: The Fuero of Teruel, 1176 CE available 9/10/1999
Excerpts from the Fuero, or urban ordinance.
- Ordinance of the Jews of the Crown of Aragon, 1354 CE available 9/10/1999
This ordinance or takkanah was the product of an increased sense of Jewish vulnerability in the years after the Black Death (1348).
- Synod of Castilian Jews, 1432 available 9/10/1999
Ordinances from assembly of the Jews of the kingdom of Castile at Valladolid in 1432.
- The Monk of Saint Gall (Notker the Stammerer): The Life of Charlemagne, c. 883/4, full text. available 1/29/1998
- Alpamysh, a Central Asian, Turkic epic, [At ukc.ac.uk] and here [At Kansas] available 1/26/1998
Full text of H.B. Paksoy, ALPAMYSH Central Asian Identity under Russian Rule (Hartford, Connecticut: AACAR, 1989), including translation
- Michael Psellus (1018-after 1078): Chronographia, full text. available 1/26/1998
The history of the Roman Empire 976-1078 by one of the liveliest writers of the middle ages.
- Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375): The Decameron available 1/26/1998
Full text of English translation [Used to be at Virginia Tech, now in one very large ascii file at this Site]
- Geoffrey Chaucer (d. 1400): The Canterbury Tales available 1/26/1998
[original language in one text file] - useful for word searches.
- 2ND Arthur Koestler: The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage, full text, 1976 [At SMOM-ZA.ORG] available 1/26/1998
- Jack Cade: Proclamation of Grievances, 1450 available 1/17/1998
- Gerald of Wales: A Witty Jew, c. 1185 available 1/17/1998
- Richard I of England: Charter by Which Many Liberties are Granted and Confirmed to the Jews, 22 March, 1190 available 1/17/1998
- A Rabbinic Responsum: The Shabbat Goy available 1/17/1998
- English Jewry is Organised: The Ordinances of the Jews, 1194 available 1/17/1998
- Peter of Blois: Against the Perfidy of the Jews , before 1198 available 1/17/1998
- The Abbey of St. Edmunds and the Jews, 1173-1182 available 1/17/1998
- King John of England and the Jews: Charters, c.1201 available 1/17/1998
- From the Dialogue of the Exchequer: On Usury, c.1170 available 1/17/1998
- Appointment of an Archpriest of the Jews in England, July 1199 available 1/17/1998
- Contact between English Jews and Christians: Two Twelfth-century Views available 1/17/1998
- Gilbert Crispin: Disputation of a Jew with a Christian about the Christian Faith, before 1096
- An Israelite Bishop without Guile, c. 1168 available 1/17/1998
- Gerald of Wales: Two Cistercian Monks turn Jews, before 1200 available 1/17/1998
- Anselm of Canterbury: How to Treat a Convert, before 1100 available 1/17/1998
- Gerald of Wales: Barnacle Geese Should Convince the Jew of the Immaculate Conception, 1188 available 1/17/1998
- Agobard of Lyon: On the Insolence of the Jews To Louis the Pious, trans. William L. North, 826/827 available 1/17/1998
- Agobard of Lyon: On the Baptism of Slaves Belonging to Jews (to Adalard, Wala, and Helisachar), trans. William L. North available 1/17/1998
- Agobard of Lyon: On Injustices to Mathfrid, trans. William L. North, c. 822-February 828 available 1/17/1998
- Bruno of Segni: A Pamphlet on Simoniacs, trans. William L. North, late 11th Century. available 1/17/1998
- Frederick II: Lictere Generales, establishing the University of Naples, trans. Mario Spagnuolo, 1224 available 1/17/1998
- Court Rolls of The Manor of Wakefield, 1274-1297 available 1/17/1998
- St. Vincent of Lerins: The "Vincentian Canon", 434 CE available 1/17/1998
- Gildas (c.504-570): Works, full text available 1/12/1998
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