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“The Pontifical Institute has long appeared to observers to be the most substantial centre of medieval scholarship in North America.” —GEORGE HOLMES, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, All Souls College, Oxford

The Institute Library, which opened in 1929 with a mere 3,000 titles donated by St Michael’s College, today has holdings of about 120,000 volumes whose lustre is enhanced and complemented by specialized collections of 9,000 reels of microfilm and 50,000 slides. The Institute’s Academic Council alone exercises control and authority over Library policies and use.

Access to the Library is normally granted to professors and graduate students of the University of Toronto who work in areas allied to the Library’s resources and, on a more restricted basis, to other members of the University of Toronto who need to consult unique copies or materials not otherwise available at the University of Toronto. Every reasonable opportunity to use the Library is also granted to Guests of the Institute and other visiting scholars.
Priority in collection development at the Institute Library has always been given to editions of texts and archival materials and to catalogues of manuscripts held in libraries around the world. There is a special strength in medieval philosophy and theology; but the collection is also very strong in history, law, liturgy, and literature.

The published opera omnia of every major medieval figure, as well as the great multi-volume collections on national and ecclesiastical history, are all available in the Institute Library. The inventory of the library stands in 2000 at 101,900 books, with another 20,000 printed and manuscript books in microform.

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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Map, Walter, fl. 1200; James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936
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Topics: England -- Social life and customs To 15th century (inclusive), England -- History 1154-1399...
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
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Topics: Paisley Abbey, Scotland -- Church history To 1500, genealogy
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
In: History of the castle, priory and town of Tutbury in the county of Stafford / Oswald Mosley. London : Simpkin and Marshall : Logman, 1832
Topics: Brown family, Sidney family, Webster family, Sussex (England) -- Genealogy, genealogy
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
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Topics: Newbattle Abbey, Cistercians, Abbeys -- Scotland Newbattle, Newbattle (Scotland) -- History,...
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Published in 1867 as v.3 of the author's Ecclesiastical chronicle for Scotland
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Topics: Jedburgh Abbey, Kelso Abbey, Melrose Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey (Dryburgh, Scotland), Scotland --...
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by Oliver, George, 1781-1861; Smirke, Edward, Sir, 1795-1875
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Topics: Exeter (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Cockayne, Thomas Oswald, 1807-1873; Apuleius, Barbarus. Herbarium; Placitus, Sextus, Papyriensis; Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
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Imprint varies. Vols. 2-3, Kraus Rerint, 1965
Topics: Anglo-Saxons, Botany, Medical, Learning and scholarship, Botany, Astronomy, Medieval, genealogy
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by Abingdon, Thomas, 1560-1647; Amphlett, John, 1845-1918
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Topics: Worcestershire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Cistercians, Cistercians, Cistercians, genealogy
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by Bartlett, Richard Grosvenor, 1868-
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Topics: Crewkerne grammar school, Crewkerne (England), genealogy
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by Karl Baedeker (Firm)
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Includes index
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Sources, Yorkshire (England) -- Charters, grants, privileges,...
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by Capgrave, John, 1393-1464; Hingeston, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1833-1910
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Published by the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, under the direction of the Master of the Rolls
Topics: World history, genealogy
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Sunderland (England) -- Antiquities, Sunderland (England) -- Genealogy
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by Jones, William Garmon
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Welsh poetry -- History and criticism, Wales -- History To 1536, Great Britain -- History Tudors,...
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Halton Castle, Norton Priory (Norton, Cheshire, England), genealogy
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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Topics: Oxford (England), genealogy
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by Greswell, William Henry Parr, 1848-1923
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Topics: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury (England) -- History, Glastonbury (England) -- Church history,...
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Hereford. Bishop (1275-1282 : Thomas de Cantelupe); Thomas, de Cantelupe, Saint, ca. 1218-1282; Griffiths, R
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Vol. 2: London : Issued for the Society
Topics: Hereford (England) -- Church history Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Plantagenets, 1154-1399, Scotland -- History To 1603, England -- Foreign...
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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by Serjeantson, R[obert] M[eyricke], 1861-
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Topics: All Saints' Church (Northampton, England), genealogy
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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by Bannister, Arthur Thomas, 1861-
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Topics: Ewyas Harold (Wales) -- History, genealogy
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by Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723; Bingham, Richard, 1765-1858; Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723
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Vol. I. Prolegomena, viz. The Editor's introduction. The life of the Author. The Author's original prefaces, [etc.] The antiquities of the Christian Church, Book I-III. Names and orders of the people. Orders of the superior clergy. Order of the inferior clergy.- Vol. II. Prolegomena ... The antiquities of the Christian Church, Books IV-VII. Ordinations of the clergy. Privileges, revenues, [etc.] Laws of their life and conversation. Ascetics and monksu.- Vol. III. The antiquities of the...
Topic: genealogy
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by Rowe, Joshua Brooking, 1837-1908
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Reprinted from: Transactions of the Devonshire Association
Topics: Cistercians, Abbeys -- England Devon, Devon (England) -- Church history, genealogy
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by Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (London, England); Williams, Robert, 1810-1881; Pseudo-Turpin
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Topics: Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814, genealogy
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by Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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Includes index
Topic: genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Architecture -- Wales, Monasteries -- Wales, Wales -- Antiquities, genealogy
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by Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866; Cooper, John William, 1845-1906
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Adam, von Bremen, 11th cent; Schmeidler, Bernhard, 1879-
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Added t.p.: Magistri Adam Bremensis gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum
Topics: Church history, genealogy
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by Archbold, William Arthur Jobson, 1865-1947
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"Prince Consort dissertation, 1890"
Topics: Monasteries -- England, Reformation -- England, Somerset (England) -- Church history, genealogy
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by Oxford (England); Rogers, James E. Thorold (James Edwin Thorold), 1823-1890
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Topics: Oxford (England) -- History, genealogy
Translation of v. 2 of the author's Geschichte von England
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Sheffield (England) -- Charters, grants, privileges, Sheffield (England) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Waverly Abbey, genealogy
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by Tixeront, J. (Joseph), 1856-1925; H. L. B. (Henry L. Brianceau)
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Vols. 2-3, 2d ed
Topics: Theology, Doctrinal, genealogy
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by Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866; Cooper, John William, 1845-1906
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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Topics: Monymusk Priory, Scotland -- Church history, genealogy
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by Hippolytus, Antipope, ca. 170-235 or 6; Bonwetsch, G. Nathanael (Gottlieb Nathanael), 1848-1925
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Topic: genealogy
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by Skene, William Forbes, 1809-1892
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dominicans, Christian saints, genealogy
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Topics: Malvern (England) -- Antiquities, Malvern, England (Benedictin Priory) -- History, genealogy
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by Norris, Hugh; Mayo, Charles Herbert, 1845-1929; Weaver, F. W. (Frederic William), b. 1853
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- Antiquities Periodicals, Somerset (England) -- History Periodicals, Somerset...
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by Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866; Cooper, John William, 1845-1906
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Bresslau, Harry, 1848-1926; Klewitz, Hans Walter, 1907-; Strassburger wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft an der Universität Frankfurt am Main
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Vol. 2 title page reads: Handbuch der urkunderlehre féur Deutschland und Italien, von Harry Bresslau. 2. bd. 2 aufl. ; 1 abteilung von Harry Bresslau. 2. abteilung im auftrage der Strassburger wissenschaftlichen gesellschaft aus dem nachlass herausgegeben von Hans-Walter Klewitz. Berlin, Leipzig, W. De Gruyter, 1931
Topics: Diplomatics, Archives, Archives, genealogy
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Topics: Linlithgow, Scotland -- Churches, genealogy
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by Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723; Bingham, Richard, 1765-1858; Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723
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Vol. I. Prolegomena, viz. The Editor's introduction. The life of the Author. The Author's original prefaces, [etc.] The antiquities of the Christian Church, Book I-III. Names and orders of the people. Orders of the superior clergy. Order of the inferior clergy.- Vol. II. Prolegomena ... The antiquities of the Christian Church, Books IV-VII. Ordinations of the clergy. Privileges, revenues, [etc.] Laws of their life and conversation. Ascetics and monksu.- Vol. III. The antiquities of the...
Topic: genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Saint-Victor (Abbey : Paris, France), Augustinian Canons. Congregation of St. Victor, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Abbaye de la Sainte-Trinité (Châtillon-sur-S°evre, France), genealogy
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by Steinmeyer, Elias von, 1848-1922; Sievers, Eduard, 1850-1932; Prussia (Germany). Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Volksbildung; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin
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Topics: Latin language, German language, genealogy
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by Havergal, Francis T. (Francis Tebbs), 1829-1890; Haddon, G. C.
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Bibliography: p. 205-211
Topics: Hereford Cathedral, Hereford (England) -- History, Hereford (England) -- Antiquities, genealogy
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by Cooper, Charles Henry, 1808-1866; Cooper, John William, 1845-1906
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Topics: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Schubert, Hans von, 1859-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Church history, genealogy
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by Jarrett, Bede, 1881-1934
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dominicans -- England History, genealogy
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by Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536; Stewart, William, 1481?-1550?; Turnbull, William B. (William Barclay), 1811-1863
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Includes index
Topic: genealogy
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by Tixeront, J. (Joseph), 1856-1925; H. L. B. (Henry L. Brianceau)
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Vols. 2-3, 2d ed
Topics: Theology, Doctrinal, genealogy
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by Lawton, Geo. (George), 1779-1869
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Monasticism and religious orders -- England Yorkshire, Yorkshire (England) -- Church history,...
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Topic: genealogy
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by Boggis, Robert James Edmund, 1863-
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Bibliography: p. [195]-196
Topics: St. Augustine's Abbey (Canterbury, England), genealogy
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by Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723; Bingham, Richard, 1765-1858; Bingham, Joseph, 1668-1723
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Vol. I. Prolegomena, viz. The Editor's introduction. The life of the Author. The Author's original prefaces, [etc.] The antiquities of the Christian Church, Book I-III. Names and orders of the people. Orders of the superior clergy. Order of the inferior clergy.- Vol. II. Prolegomena ... The antiquities of the Christian Church, Books IV-VII. Ordinations of the clergy. Privileges, revenues, [etc.] Laws of their life and conversation. Ascetics and monksu.- Vol. III. The antiquities of the...
Topic: genealogy
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by Skene, William Forbes, 1809-1892
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Vols. 2-3 have imprint: Edinburgh : D. Douglas
Topic: genealogy
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Appeared in part as author's inaugural dissertation, Bonn, 1904 ([2], 38, [2] p.)
Topics: English language, genealogy