Documents by medieval authors are indexed
to the Latin form of the author's name, for example Hilarius Pictaviensis,
Ambrosius Mediolanensis or Hieronymus Stridonensis.
Documents by modern authors have generally
been indexed to a Latinized version of their name. For example,
documents by Schoenemann are indexed under 'Schoenemannus, Fredericus
Where an author is generally given a second name (for example,
a toponym), the second name is included, for example Salvianus Massiliensis.
Note: 'Sanctus', 'Beatus' and similar titles are
Where the authorship of a document is in doubt, 'Auctor incertus'
precedes the author's name in brackets, for example 'Auctor incertus
(Beda?)'. Documents with queried author names are indexed separately
from other documents. This enables you to exclude queried authors
from your search.
To include both forms of the author's name you will need to use
the Boolean operator or,
for example 'Auctor incertus (Beda?) or Beda'. To see a full list
of author names, including any queried ones, you should consult
the browse list.
Some documents have no clearly specified authors. An attempt has
been made to differentiate classes of such documents by adopting
the following naming conventions:
|| where a document has no clearly specified author or where
Migne says or implies that authorship is uncertain. Whenever
Migne mentions one or more of those candidates, each author's
name appears in the Full Text in brackets following 'Auctor
|| where Migne has indicated several individual authors for
a document or anthology of documents.
|| where the text was composed by Migne or his editors.
Note: Where Migne's author attribution in the
Patrologia Latina is queried in one or more of the bibliographical
reference works, an asterisk appears with the code in the Search Results with Context and Full Text pages.