Migne - Patrologia Latina Vols I/II
(1844)

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Series - Patrologiae Cursus Completus

1844 : MIGNE : Paris, by Jacques-Paul Migne, Patrologia Latina, vols I and II. This was printed on cheap paper, meaning the paper copies are pretty fragile now. Worse still, the font used is ancient and hard to read, and each page has two columns, which are numbered instead of numbering the pages. There are some 221 volumes, and not much in the way of indexes. Copies are available on open shelves at the British Library in the Humanities reading room 1, Cambridge University Library, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, to my certain knowledge.

In 1981 Brepols of Turnhout in Belgium brought it back into print, and their web page states they intend to keep it that way, with a mixture of reprints and original copies. They will do mail order, using VISA, and quoted me a price (in Euros!) of about 40 per volume. See their website for more details, although I found I had to email them for contact details..

Migne's text is a somewhat careless collection of everything he could lay hands on. As such, it is a far more complete collection of the fathers than anything subsequent. For the Tertullian volumes, it is the final incarnation of the Rigaltius edition, with amendments by the future Cardinal Pitra.  For the difficult birth of the PL, see Soltner, L, REAug 21 (1975), pp.317-343 (CTC 1997, 11).

Chadwyck-Healey have digitised all this onto 5 CD-ROM's, making it far easier to use, albeit at a price - I was quoted 27,000! Mind you I have heard in the grapevine a price of $2,000... Read about this product on their Patrologia Latina home page.  It isn't very difficult to find second-hand copies of the originals, however.

There's a copy of the CDROM available from the terminals in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and at the Cambridge University library.

Contents

Vol. 1

Conspectus totius novae Editionis.
Syllabus rerum quae in primo tomo continentur.
NOVAE EDITIONIS PRAEFATIO.  Col. 9-10
Art. I. De auctoritate Tertulliani.  11
Art. II. De recto usu Tertulliani. 18
Art. III. De litterariis Tertulliani Annalibus.  32
        Saeculo IX. 33
        Saeculo X. Ibid.
        Saeculo XI. Ibid.
        Saeculo XIII, XIV. 34
        Saeculo XV.  35
        Saeculo XVI.  36
        Saeculo XVII.  45
        Saeculo XVIII.  59
        Saeculo XIX.  66
Art. IV. De nova editione Parisiensi.
VITA Q. SEPT. FLORENT. TERTULLIANI, auctore Jacobo Pamelio. 41
DISSERTATIO de vera aetate ac doctrina Scriptorum quae supersunt Q. S. F. Tertulliani, auctoribus C. Lumper. et Aug. Noesselt.  85
Art. I. De Tertulliani ingenio, stylo et existimatione.  89
Art. II. De libris Tertulliani quorum et aetas et orthodoxia constant.  96
Art. III. De libris Tertulliani quorum et aetas et montanismus constant.  122
Art. IV. De libris Tertulliani quorum vel aetas, vel doctrina, vel utraque latet.  144
Art. V. De libris quorum non nisi montanismus patet.  157
Art. VI. De libris quorum nec aetas, nec doctrina clara est.  168
PARADOXA TERTULLIANI, cum antidoto Jacobi Pamelii.  180
PROVERBIALES FORMULAE toto opere hoc Tertullianico contentae, brevibus scholiis illustratae, auctoribus B. Rhenano et Andrea Hoyo Brugensi.  209
OPERUM TERTULLIANI PARS PRIMA, IN QUA CONTINENTUR LIBRI ANTE SUSCEPTUM AB AUCTORE MONTANISMUM SCRIPTI.  257
SERIES PRIMA. LIBRI APOLOGETICI. Ibid.
APOLOGETICUS adversus Gentes pro Christianis. Ibid.
DISQUISITIO J. Laur. Mosheim de aetate Apologetici Tertulliani initioque persecutionis Severi.  535
AD NATIONES liber primus.  559
                     Liber secundus.  585
DE TESTIMONIO ANIMAE.  607
AD MARTYRES.  619
DE SPECTACULIS.  627
DE IDOLOLATRIA.  661
LIBER AD SCAPULAM. Appendix ad libros apologeticos.  697
DISSERTATIO D. Le Nourry in Apologeticum, libros ad Nationes et ad Scapulam.  705
Caput I. Analysis Apologetici. Ibid.
Caput II. De Apologetici aetate, titulo, versione graeca et stylo.  735
Caput III. De Apologetici manuscriptis codicibus, editionibus et variorum in eum paraphrasibus, scholiis et observationibus.  756
Caput IV. De duobus Tertulliani ad Nationes libris.  755
Caput V. De Tertulliani libro ad Scapulam.  774
Caput VI. Novae in hos libros observationes, quibus primum ostenditur christianam religionem fultam esse sacris Veteri Testamenti scriptis.  781
Caput VII. De Deo, divinisque ejus attributis, ac quot qualesve gentilium philosophorum de illa dissensiones et errores.  804
Caput VIII. De Christi divinitate.  822
Caput IX. De Christo Deo et homine.  854
Caput X. De Angelis et hominibus.  867
Caput XI. De mortuorum hominum ad vitam revocatione, extremo Dei judicio, aeternis impiorum poenis ac praemiis justorum, atque animarum ante ultimum judicium receptaculis.  891
Caput XII. De Christianis, illorumque moribus ac legibus.  906
Caput XIII. Quam absurde ethnici jactaverint pares alias philosophorum suorum atque Christianorum virtutes.  923
Caput XIV. De Christianorum jejuniis, poenitentiae operibus ac variis ritibus.  933
Caput XV. De sacris Christianorum synaxibus.  948
Caput XVI. De christianis martyribus.  963
Caput XVII. Quibus argumentis Tertullianus demonstret Christianos iniquissime et contra omnium legum praescripta ab ethnicis vexatos et trucidatos fuisse.  976
Caput XVIII. Quam absurde ethnici objectarent se ad vexandos negandosque Christianos quibusdam suis legibus teneri, qui quoslibet sanctiores tam saepe quam impune violabant.  986
Caput XIX. De legibus in Christianos datis et imperatorum in eos odio vel favore.  1005
Caput XX. De laesae divinae majestatis criminibus quorum Christiani tam falso quam impudenter ab ethnicis illorum reis accusabantur.  1015
Caput XXI. De laesae majestatis humanae criminibus quorum reos agere Christianos ethnici perperam conabantur.  1040
Caput XXII. Christianos nec publicos esse hostes nec factiosos, sed gentiles qui illos horum criminum accusabant.  1050
Caput XXIII. Christianos publicarum cladium non esse caussam.  1066
Caput XXIV. Quam absurde ethnici conquerebantur Christianos reipublicae esse inutiles, atque idcirco exterminandos.  1079
Caput XXV. Quibus argumentis Tertullianus demonstret falsam esse gentilium religionem ac falsos omnes illorum deos.  1094
Caput XXVI. Quam luculenter Tertullianus ethnicorum literis, scriptisque ostendet falsos esse omnes illorum deos.  1102
Caput XXVII. Expenduntur alia Tertulliani argumenta quibus falsos nullosque esse gentilium deos demonstrat.  1113
Caput XXVIII. Quanta insulsitate Romani venditaverint se sua in deos pietate meruisse totius orbis imperium.  1121
Caput XXIX. De deorum imaginibus, statuis et simulacris.  1128
Caput XXX. De gentilium templis et sacrificiis.  1138

SERIES SECUNDA.

LIBRI DOGMATICI ANTE SUSCEPTUM AB AUCTORE MONTANISMUM SCRIPTI. 1143
LIBER DE ORATIONE. Ibid.
PROLEGOMENA Muratorii. Ibid.
Ad lectorem Panciroli praefatio.  1145
DE BAPTISMO adversus Quintillam liber.  1197
DE POENITENTIA liber.  1223
DE PATIENTIA liber.  1249
AD UXOREM liber I.  1273
                  Liber II.  1287
DE CULTU FOEMINARUM, liber I.  1303
                                     Liber II.  1315

Vol. 2

Praemittitur liber DE PRAESCRIPTIONIBUS adversus haereticoscol. 10
ProemiumIbid.
Argumentum partis prioris.11
Propositio prima

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Vol. 3

This contains the indexes to vols.1 and 2.

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