Work In Progress
A new site has been opened at the CSEL site, indicating who is working on what. It includes something on Tertullian editions upcoming as well...
Where to find information
The main problem faced by a layman such as myself in locating information about Tertullian, the Early Church, the classical world, manuscripts, etc, is simply where to look. The following pages are bibliographies, which indicate documents where the materials may be found, or that have information about them.
- North American Patristic Society - a marvellous collection of links to material about the fathers - material I'd never come across!
- Library Guide:PATRISTICS/EARLY CHURCH HISTORY at the Pius XII Memorial library.
An excellent introduction. How to find books, articles, critical editions, translations, together with standard introductory texts.
- Early Church History at the Graduate Theological union Library
- L'Année Philologique ( = APh), the definitive bibliography for all things Classical and Patristic. There is a home page, but I couldn't access this. A CD-ROM version of some years is available quite cheaply to individuals ($85), as the Dictionary of Classical Bibliography. I bought one.
- Biographisch-Bibliographischen Kirchenlexikon: A German site with extensive bibliographies. The Tertullian page has lists a lot of the literature on Tertullian.
- A site on The Practise of Christianity in Roman North Africa has academic papers in progress, including some by the expert on Montanism, William Tabbernee. Well worth a look, especially for the theologically minded. Currently it also has some papers on books and libraries in 200AD!
- BIBP - A Patristics Bibliography search engine
- TOCS-IN - A French bibliography engine which includes online articles. Enter 'Tertull' in the subject box to get results. I looked under 'Tacit' also and there was plenty of material.
- English texts of the Classics online
- Bibliotheca Classica Selecta - French texts of the Classics online. Jacques Poucet's ground-breaking site (which includes some nice words about this site!)
- Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC) - Lots of material, including academic papers, about the Cathedral library at Cologne.
- The earlychurch.org.uk site has this page of notes on Tertullian - rather good!
- Paleography handbook - A splendid site in English, Italian and Spanish on paleography.
- Current work on manuscripts online -- useful.
- Here are some sites on manuscript abbreviations:
Producing Books in the Ancient World
Many people will have little idea about how books were produced in the ancient world, the materials involved, and the processes whereby they have reached us. The following pages deal with these matters.
- Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts includes material on the physical materials of ancient manuscripts, and the transmission errors that can occur.
Other Links of Interest
Some other links of interest.
- The Development of the Canon of the New Testament includes an excerpt from the Decretum Gelasianum and other excerpts from Tertullian's works where they discuss the canon of the new testament.
- La bibliothèque humaniste de Sélestat is a truly lovely website set up by the friends of that library, which contains the papers of Beatus Rhenanus and the Codex Paterniancensis that he used for his first edition. Includes a biography of the man at http://www.semantic.fr/bibhum/annuaires/BR.html. I learn from elsewhere on the 'net that Rhenanus' real name was Bat Rinower, which may explain why he is always referred to in his Latinised form. In French.
- An Italian site with some bibliography - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/8704/letter1/lett1i.html
- BALFOUR, Ian, Tertullian on and off the internet, Journal of Early Christian Studies 8.4 (2000), pp.579-585 (Off-site - seems to have disappeared for now, but perhaps it will come back!)
- Silvae Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric -- a guide to ancient rhetoric, starting from the basics with reference to ancient handbooks.
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