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Corpus Christianorum
P. Van Nuffelen, L. Van Hoof
Clavis Historicorum Antiquitatis Posterioris
An Inventory of Late Antique Historiography (A.D. 300-800)

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CXVI+1079 p., 155 x 245 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-55295-8
Languages: English, Greek, Latin
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This volume inventorises the whole historiographical production of Late Antiquity.

The Clavis Historicorum Antiquitatis Posterioris, part of the Brepols Claves, is an inventory of all attested works of historiography from Late Antiquity (300-800 AD), in any state of preservation. It offers full coverage of works written in Latin, Greek, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian and Coptic, while also including Jewish and Persian works. Containing information on author and work, it provides guidance on authorship, social and religious context, genre, sources, manuscript tradition, and editions and translations. A substantial introduction discusses genres in late ancient historiography, and numerous indices facilitate the use of the Clavis. In this way, the CHAP will be an essential research tool for scholars working on the history of historiography, Late Antiquity and Patristics, and it will facilitate further research on the genre.

Peter Van Nuffelen is Research Professor of Ancient History in the Department of History of Ghent University.
Lieve Van Hoof is Research Professor of Ancient History in the same department.


“Die CHAP hat zweifellos ihre Meriten.” (Peter Orth, in Francia-Recesio, 3, 2020)

Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum - Claves - Subsidia
Clavis Historicorum Antiquitatis Posterioris
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : laity & heterodoxy
Heresies, persecutions of heterodoxy, christian denominations & sects
Christian Theology & Theologians
Eastern Fathers
Western Fathers (c. 160-735)
Christian Church : Institutional History
Early Church (pre-Constantine, to c. 312)
Eastern & Orthodox Churches (from c. 312)
Western Church (general)
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Political & institutional history
Cultural & intellectual history
Religious history
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
Historiography (historical writings in the period)

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