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).

Scientific committee

Scientific Committee

Theofried BAUMEISTER (Mainz), Sebastian BROCK (Oxford), Paolo CHIESA (Milano), François DOLBEAU (Paris), Getatchew HAILE (Collegeville MN), Michael LAPIDGE (Cambridge), José Carlos MARTIN IGLESIAS (Salamanca), Jacques NORET (Brussels), Pádraig Ó RIAIN (Cork), Francis J. THOMSON (Antwerp), 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Previously unpublished contributions submitted for possible publication, as well as books for review or offprints on hagiographical topics, should be sent to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 : 110 EUR (post and package included)

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

  • Annual subscription Print + Online : 163 EUR

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Analecta Bollandiana, 137/I (2019)


  1. Riccardo MACCHIORO, La trasmissione di un Passionario antico in un testimone recentior: ricerche sul ms. Torino, Bibl. Naz., F.III.16
  2. Alin SUCIU, A Coptic Text Attributed to John of Jerusalem: The Authorship of the Encomium in Stephanum Protomartyrem Revisted (BHO 1093; CANT 302; Clavis Coptica 0985)
  3. Christa MÜLLER-KESSLER, The Unknown Martyrdom of Patriklos of Caesarea in Christian Aramaic from St Catherine’s Monastery (Sinai, Arabic NF 66)
  4. Lorenzo VISCIDO, Un tropario inedito per sant’Acacio, martire di Bisanzio
  5. Daniele SOLVI, L’eclisse della visione nelle Vite di Aldegonda di Maubeuge
  6. Dimosthenis A. KAKLAMANOS, Un canon inédit de Nicétas Stéthatos en l’honneur de saint Théodore Stoudite
  7. Jen-Pierre CHAMBON — Emmanuel GRÉLOIS, Le lieu de naissance de saint Alyre selon la Vita S. Illidii par Winebrand
  8. Bernard JOASSART, Glanures d’histoire bollandienne
  9. François DOLBEAU, Catalogues de manuscrits latins.  Inventaire hagiographique (trente-sixième série)
  10. Bulletin des publications hagiographiques

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) – 128 (2010) in 126 vols., each vol.: EUR 110.00 (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.

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.


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

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