Claves are philological tools that provide researchers in the extensive field of Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine literature with essential information regarding authorship, authenticity, chronological/geographical setting, manuscript transmission and editorial history of the individual texts that constitute these corpora. Claves are indispensable philological instruments for philologists, literary scholars, historians, art historians and other researchers in the domain of Patristic, Medieval and Byzantine Studies, because they disclose in a systematic and efficient way the particularly extensive corpora of Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine literature. Moreover, they offer swift insight into the status of the texts and editions that form (part of) these researchers' primary source material.

  • First volume: 1951

  • Number of volumes published: 22 (most recent volume: September 2018)

  • Publication frequency: Irregular

  • Editorial responsibility: Editorial Board of CC - Claves

  • Publishing managers: Bart Janssens, Luc Jocqué, Tim Denecker



In preparation

  • Clavis Clavium: an integrated reference database and collaborative platform to open up Patristic, Medieval and Byzantine texts.

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