Revue critique d’hagiographie

A Journal of Critical Hagiography

(ISSN 0003-2468)


Among the many current periodicals in the world, very few can claim such an authority, that even the oldest issues keep all their usefulness one century after their publication. That is however the case for Analecta Bollandiana, a journal of critical hagiography, edited and published since 1882 by the Société des Bollandistes in Brussels. Since the very beginning, the journal was conceived as a continuous updating of the prestigious Acta Sanctorum series, as well as an entirely new instrument devoted to hagiographical research. Every issue contains both critical editions of hagiographical texts (Greek, Latin, Oriental…), and fundamental studies about hagiography. The articles are published in modern international languages (English, French, German or Italian), although an English summary has been appended in the latest issues to all the contributions which are not written in English. About one fifth of each issue is devoted to book reviews and bibliography on hagiography.

Such contents make the Analecta Bollandiana indispensable in any department of medieval, Byzantine, Slavonic or Christian oriental studies, as well as of Church history, comparative religions, ethnology and folklore.

With both the inheritance of the great tradition given by the Acta Sanctorum and the actual support of a highly qualified international scientific committee, Analecta Bollandiana has been for a century and will remain the ideal forum for everyone interested in Christian hagiography.


Robert GODDING (Director), Bernard JOASSART, Xavier LEQUEUX, François DE VRIENDT (Secretary),

Diego ARFUCH, P.S.S., (Associate). 

Scientific Committee

Theofried BAUMEISTER (Mainz), Sebastian BROCK (Oxford), Tommaso CALIÒ (Roma), Paolo CHIESA (Milano), François DOLBEAU (Paris), Sergey KIM (Lausanne), Damien LABADIE (Lyon), Cécile LANÉRY (Paris), Michael LAPIDGE (Cambridge), José Carlos MARTIN IGLESIAS (Salamanca), Jacques NORET (Brussels), Pádraig Ó RIAIN (Cork), Herman SELDESLACHTS (Louvain-la-Neuve), Ugo ZANETTI (Chevetogne).


Previously unpublished contributions submitted for possible publication, as well as books for review or offprints on hagiographical topics, should be sent to

Analecta Bollandiana Editorial
Société des Bollandistes
Boulevard Saint-Michel 24
B – 1040 Brussels (Belgium)


Analecta Bollandiana is published twice a year (in June and December)
in issues of 240 pages each (480 pp. a year).

  • Annual subscription Print only : 140 EUR (post and package included)

Société des Bollandistes – Sales office
Boulevard Saint-Michel 24
B – 1040 Brussels (Belgium) 

  • Annual subscription Print + Online : 190 EUR

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Analecta Bollandiana, 140/II (2022)


Gerardo Cioffari.  La Praxis de stratelatis (BHL 1349z).  Da libello di filosofia politica a legenda agiografica

Juan Signes Codoñer.  The Martyrdom of Dorotheos of Alexandria under Valens in Nikephoros, Chronographia brevis 97.5-9

Damien Labadie.  Édition d’un fragment copte du In S. Stephanum I de Grégoire de Nysse (BHG 1654; CPG 3186)

Ángel Narro – Israel Muñoz Gallarte.  L’épitomé des Actes de Thomas intitulé Dans le récit de voyages du saint apôtre Thomas (BHG 1836e)

Niels de Ridder.  The Abridged Life of Constantine the Former Jew (BHG 370b): Editio princeps and Translation

Andy Hilkens.  An Armenian Life of Jacob of Serugh.  Introduction, Edition and English Translation

Bernard Joassart – François de Vriendt – Suzan Folkerts.  Un manuscrit médiéval de la Vie de Christine l’Admirable (BHL 1746) conservé chez les Bollandistes

Juan Pablo Rubio Sadia, OSB.  Un oficio inédito en honor de San Millán.  En torno a la primera liturgia romana emilianense

Georges Declercq.  Jean Molanus (1533-1585) et le martyrologe perdu de l’abbaye de Saint-Pierre-au-Mont-Blandin.  Contribution à l’étude des martyrologes imprimés du XVIe siècle

Bernard Joassart.  Glanures d’histoire bollandienne – 3 : Manuscrits et apographes des hagiographes d’Anvers

Bulletin des publications hagiographiques

Publications reçues

Index Sanctorum

Index operum recensitorum


Analecta Bollandiana 1882-2017: Contents

The table of contents of all published volumes since vol. 1 (1882) is accessible on Brepolsonline.

Back volumes

Vol. 1 (1882) – 131 (2013) in 129 vols., each vol.: EUR 120.00 (not including post and package).   Special offer: EUR 25.00 for each annual volume (minimum purchase of 4 annual volumes), shipping not included.  A few years are out of print.
Vol. 132 (2014) and following: EUR 120.00.

A very limited number of complete collections is still available.


Analecta Bollandiana. Inventaire hagiographique des tomes 1 à 100 (1882-1982).
1983, 444 p.  —  EUR 70.00

This practical inventory, published in 1983, indicates whether a specific saint was the object of an article published in Analecta Bollandiana or of a book reviewed in the periodical. Its aim and contents differ completely from those of the Indices since it includes only the articles and books dedicated to a specific saint; the secondary references to saints in articles, reviews and bibliography are not listed.

Analecta Bollandiana. Inventaire thématique des tomes 1 à 125 (1882-2007).
2008, 60 p.  —  EUR 15.00

Analecta Bollandiana: Indices.  The Indices published every twenty years enable the periodical to be consulted systematically and thus constitute an indispensable complement to it. Each volume includes four indexes:

  • index of each annual volume
  • index of articles (in alphabetical order by author)
  • index of books reviewed
  • index of saints: every mention, divided into sections depending on whether they are found in an article, a catalogue of manuscripts, a review, or a bibliographic reference.

Vol. 1-4 (covering Analecta Bollandiana vol. 1-80): EUR 100.00
Vol. 5 and 6 (covering Analecta Bollandiana vol. 81-100 and 101-120): EUR 60.00 each


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