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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

    • Director: Bram Roosen (Leuven/Turnhout)

    • Members: Emanuela Colombi (Udine), Robert Godding (Bollandistes), Dominique Moreau (Lille), Gert Partoens (Leuven), Peter Van Nuffelen (Gent)

  • Publishing managers: Bart Janssens, Julian Yolles, Tim Denecker




Clavis Clavium

an integrated reference database and collaborative platform to open up Patristic, Medieval and Byzantine texts

At present this OA-database contains the Clavis Patrum Latinorum, the Clavis Patrum Graecorum, the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina, the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca, the Clavis Apocryphorum Veteris Testamenti and the Clavis Apocryphorum Novi Testamenti.

Other claves will follow! Click the logo to enter the database.

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