Links & Acknowledgements



The immediate source of inspiration for The Peter Auriol Homepage was David Burr’s Olivi Homepage: give it a visit! See also Sylvain Piron’s Oliviana, a related venture.

Bert Roest and Marten van der Heijden are in the process of compiling what is already an immense electronic catalogue covering
Franciscan Authors 13th-18th Centuries. It is extremely useful for information on particular Franciscan authors, their works and what’s been written about them, and is already the best place to start when investigating these figures.

The award winning medieval homepage of Paul Vincent Spade is always worth a visit, not least for the extensive list of medievalists’ e-mail addresses and links to further interesting sites found there.

One of Auriol’s modern relatives, Dr. Bernard Auriol, has created a page devoted to the history of family ‘Auriol’. Peter Auriol is of course included.

Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado, Boulder) has taken an interest in Auriol and especially in the background to and context of Auriol’s theory of cognition; see his Homepage. As an extension of the Appendix B of the new Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy (CUP, 2010), see Robert Pasnau’s Provisionalia: Index Librorum Scholasticorum for an expanding electronic repository, including, of course, Peter Auriol (Rome edition of his Sentences commentaries and more).

Early Modern Scholastics and Scholasticism (1500-1800) is the focus of Jacob Schmutz’ very impressive Scholasticon, which includes an enormous number of bio-bibliographies.

An excellent electronic resource is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which, over and above one on Auriol himself, includes entries on several of the thinkers who most influenced Auriol, like Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus, as well as some who were influenced by Auriol, like Francis of Marchia and Gregory of Rimini.

The thinker from the later thirteenth century who had the greatest impact on Auriol was certainly Henry of Ghent. See the Homepage devoted to Henry and run by Gordon Wilson of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The site includes texts (but not apparatus) from the modern critical edition of Henry’s Summa quaestionum ordinariarum and Quodlibeta.

Tobias Hoffmann of the Catholic University of America is maintaining a huge bibliography of studies on Scotus. Scotus was, of course, probably the single most important influence on Auriol, in both positive and negative ways.

Auriol seems to have tried hard to slam as often as possible the “maverick” Dominican theologian Durand of St. Pourcain. There is now a project underway at the Thomas Institute of the University of Cologne to edit the first (of three) version of Durand’s Sentences commentary, and as part of the project, the editorial team has put on the web an annotated version of the 1571 Venice printing of Durand’s I Sentences (third version) as well as a Durand bibliography.

In his hometown of Appignano del Tronto (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), a Center has been established dedicated to propagating information about the theologian Francis of Marchia, who was one of the Franciscan bachelors who read the Sentences at Paris soon after Auriol did so (probably in 1319-20) and who criticized Auriol often in his own theological works. See the Center’s homepage.

A collaboration between the University of Cyprus and Boston College, The Peter of Candia Homepage is devoted to this Greek Franciscan theologian who was elected Pope (Alexander V) at the Council of Pisa in 1409. The page contains bio-bibliographical information and texts. Candia was a reader of Auriol, and the later theologian’s Sentences commentary played an important role in transmitting Auriol to the fifteenth century.

Jean-Luc Solère (Boston College, Boston) has established a great Site of Electronic Ressources for Medieval Philosophy Studies in connection with the SIEPM.

The international Adam Wodeham Critical Edition Project works with its own Wodeham Homepage, accessible to everybody, and maintained by John Slotemaker and Jeff Whitt (both at Boston College, Boston).


The Peter Auriol Homepage was created with the kind assistance of William Duba, Fritz S. Pedersen, Chris Schabel, and especially Pernille Harsting. It is made possible with the financial assistance of the Research Council (Onderzoeksraad) of the Catholic University of Leuven.