Very few monograph studies are specifically devoted to Prosper of Aquitaine. Only Louis Valentin, in 1900, and most recently Alexander Y. Hwang, in 2009, sought to embrace the entirety of this Father’s work (all in all, even Arturo Elberti, in 1999, broaches the matter from one single angle).
Scholarship research on Prosper’s life and work has not known any rise before the master thesis of L. Valentin, which still serves as a starting point for conducting new researches. Since then, however, scientific research has gone way beyond a lot of L. Valentin’s conclusions, which are today lapsed or to be qualified.
The time has come to draw up a report: scholars’ interest in Prosperian studies is upgrowing, and there are now several specialists of this Father all over the world. The Oxford Patristics Conference of August 2011 offered the opportunity to organize the very first Symposium on Prosper, which paved the way to the creation of the “Prosper of Aquitaine International Study Group“.
The goal of the present contribution is to delineate the advances of our knowledge in each of the different fields of which Prosperian researches are made of: Prosper’s life, thought, works, posterity etc. The well-reasoned bibliography, which I tried to make as exhaustive as possible, is above all addressed to “Prosperian” scholars, but might also concern other users.
The electronic support seems to me the most fitted one for this kind of publication, inasmuch as it allows rapid searches by author’s name, item’s title or basic keyword; it will also be possible to link PDF copies and to gradually complete the various lists.
Indeed, this website shall be regularly uploaded. For this purpose, any author of a new paper or book entirely or partly dealing with Prosper is invited to indicate me its precise references and, if possible, to send me a digital copy, for which the PAISG would be very grateful.
Bibliographic references are splitted in two categories: “Life and Thought” and “Works” (authentic and unauthentic).
By convenience, periodical titles are abbreviated according to the norms commonly used by L’Année Philologique.
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Last update: July 2015