Alexander Golitzin

Cursory Bibliography on Martyrdom


Eusebius, The Ecclesiastical History and the Martyrs of Palestine, tr. and ed. H.J. Lawlor and J.E.L. Oulton

(London: SPCK, 1927). [see also the Pelican paperback of the EH and the NPNF]

H. Musurillo, ed. and trans., Acts of the Christian Martyrs (Oxford: OUP, 1972).


T. D. Barnes, "Pre-Decian Acta Martyrum", JTS ns 19 (1968) 509-31.

T. Baumeister, Die Anfänge der Theologie des Martyriums (Münster: 1980).

Gary A. Bisbee, Pre-Decian Acts of Martyrs and Commentarii, Harvard Dissertations on Religion 22 (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988).

Daniel Boyarin, "Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism", JECS 6.4 (1998) 577-627.

Glen W. Bowersock, Martyrdom and Rome (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Peter Brown, The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Late Antiquity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981).

Virginia Burrus, "Reading Agnes: The Rhetoric of Gender in Ambrose and Prudentius", JECS 3 (1995) 25-46.

Hans von Campenhausen, "Bearbeitungen und Interpolationen des Polycarpmartyriums", in idem, Aus der Frühzeit des Christentums (Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1963) 253-301.

------------------------------, Die Idee des Martyriums in der alten Kirche (Göttingen:1936).

B. Dehardschutter, "The Martyrium Polycarpi: A Century of Research", ANRW II.27.1 (1993) 485-522.

H. Delahaye, Les passions des martyres et les genres littéraires (Brussels: 1921).

Robert Doran, "The Martyr: A Synoptic of the Mother and Her Seven Sons", in Ideal Figures in Ancient Judaism: Profiles and Paradigms, ed. J.J. Collins and G.W.E. Nickelsburg, Septuagint and Cognate Studies 12 (Chico: Scholars Press, 1980) 183-221.

David Frankfurter, "The Cult of the Martyr in Egypt before Constantine", VC 48 (1994) 25-47.

Robin Lane Fox, Pagans and Christians (NY:1987).

J.W. van Henten, ed, Die Entstehung der jüdischen Martyrologie (Leiden: Brill, 1989).

-------------------, The Maccabean Martyrs as Saviours of the Jewish People: A Study of 2 and 4 Maccabees (Leiden: Brill, 1997).

Karl Holl, "Die Vorstellung vom Märtyrer und die Märtyrer-Akte in ihrer geschichtlichen Entwicklung", in idem, Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Kirchengeschichte, vol. II: Die Osten (Tübingen:1928) 68-102.

Saul Lieberman, "Palestine in the Third and Fourth Centuries", in idem, Texts and Studies (1948, rep. NY: Ktav, 1974) 112-177.

-------------------, "Roman Legal Institutions in Early Rabbinics and in the Acta Martyrum", in Texts and Studies.

Judith Lieu, Image and Reality: The Jew in the World of the Christians in the Second Century (Edinburgh: T and T Clark, 1996).

Ekkehard Mühlenberg, "The Martyr's Death and Its Literary Presentation", SP 29 (1997).

Louis Robert, Le martyre de Pionios, ed. G.W. Bowersock and C.P. Jones (Dumbarton Oaks:1994).

---------------, "Une vision de Perpétue martyre à Carthage en 203", in Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Inscriptions et des Belles-Lettres (1982) 228-76.

Joyce Salisbury, Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman (NY: Routledge, 1997).

B.D. Shaw, "The Passion of Perpetua", Past and Present 56 (1993) 3-45.

M. Simon, Verus Israel: étude sur les relations entre Chrétien et Juifs dans l'Empire romain (Paris: 1948, with supplement 1968).

G.E.M. de SteCroix, "Why Were the Christians Persecuted?", Past and Present 26 (1963) 6-38.

Miriam S. Taylor, Anti-Judaism and Early Christian Identity: A Critique of the Scholarly Consensus. Studia Post-Biblica 46 (Leiden: Brill, 1995).

H.J. Vogt, "Ignatius von Antiochien. Das Leiden als Zeugnis und Heilsweg", in Der Mensch in Grenzsituationen, ed. E. Olshausen (Stuttgart:1984) 49-71.