Alberti Magni e-corpus

Student's Drawing
Drawing from the notes of a 15th-century Uppsala student
taken during a lecture on the location of human faculties
according to Aristotle and Albert the Great
Albertus - CLM27029
Portrait of Albertus Magnus
found in a 14th-century manuscript miscellany
(CLM 27029)

Albertus Magnus (ca. 1200 – 1280) is one of the most important medieval philosophers and theologians, and one of the very few to have been recognized as an auctoritas in his lifetime. Despite this fact, his ideas remain relatively understudied. There are a number of philosophical and historical reasons for this, but problems such as scarce or incomplete modern editions, as well as the sheer number and volume of his works, play a part.

The aim of the Alberti Magni e-corpus project is to support research on Albert the Great by providing scholars the possibility : 1) to download image files of Albert’s works that can be found in editions no longer covered by copyright laws; 2) more importantly, to search 40 of those works electronically, using a Boolean search engine which gives access to a corpus of approximately 14,700 pages in print or 6.3 million words.

The free, searchable corpus should prove useful to scholars both with and without an access to the commercial online database of Aschendorff Verlag. The majority of the works included in the Alberti Magni e-corpus have not yet been edited by the Albertus-Magnus-Institut, whose critically-edited texts constitute the corpus of Aschendorff Verlag.

What’s new?

History and goals of the Alberti Magni e-corpus project

Downloading .pdfs of Albertus Magnus’ works

Searching the Alberti Magni e-corpus

How to help

Credits and thanks



© 2008-2013 Bruno Tremblay
Department of Philosophy
St.Jerome’s University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada