The “MelLit” bibliography originated in the context of the edition of Melanchthon’s correspondence at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It encompasses all scholarly research on Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560) published from 1991 onwards and complements existing bibliographical aids on the life, works, and impact of this humanist and reformer.
It includes monographies and anthologies, but also articles and other small forms. It is brought up to date constantly.
A compilation of secondary literature up to the year 1970 is provided by:
Wilhelm Hammer, Die Melanchthonforschung im Wandel der Jahrhunderte. 4 vols., Gütersloh 1967–1996 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte 35. 36. 49. 65).
The most important research contributions published between 1970 and 1990 are listed in:
Heinz Scheible, article “Melanchthon, Philipp (1497–1560)”, in: Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE), ed. by Gerhard Müller, vol. 22, Berlin – New York 1992, pp. 371–410, especially pp. 397–410.
A bibliographical description of contemporaneous prints of Melanchthon’s works can be found in:
Helmut Claus, Melanchthon-Bibliographie 1510–1560. 4 vols., Gütersloh 2014 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Reformationsgeschichte 87).
A special bibliography concentrating on Melanchthon’s speeches can be found in:
Horst Koehn, Philipp Melanchthons Reden. Verzeichnis der im 16. Jahrhundert erschienenen Drucke, Frankfurt/Main 1985; published as well in: Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens 25 (1984), col. 1277–1486.
The bibliography is still in the development stage. Should you know of a publication that merits being included, we would be happy to hear from you by e-mail.
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