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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Saints Lives

A guide to library resources for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

UIUC LIbraries

You find materials on medieval saints in the following libraries.

Classics Library Collection--for early Christian saints

Literatures and Languages Library--for saints lives

History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library--for historical and religious aspects of sainthood

Music and Performing Arts Library--for saints in music

Ricker Architecture and Art Library--for the visual tradition of saints

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Christian saints

Christian saints - Biography - Dictionaries


Christian art and symbolism


Christian hagiography

History, Ancient - Historiography


The general databases listed under Starting Research are an excellent place to start for materials on medieval saints. For saints' biographies and hagiography, consult the literature databases listed here.

For historical context, consult the history and religious studies databases.