the goal of the lost patriarchs project
The goal of the The Lost Patriarchs Project is the production of an instrument of reference called The Lost Patriarchs: A Survey of the Greek Fathers in the Medieval Latin Tradition. The aim of this work is to further the study of the transmission and reception of Greek patristics in medieval Europe. The book will present a catalogue of the deep, largely untouched, reservoir of Medieval Latin texts that have Greek Christian origins. As the word "survey" suggests, this will not be a typical academic monograph, but rather a research tool modeled on Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics, ed. L. D. Reynolds (Cambridge, 1983), that is, an alphabetically arranged handbook that presents a series of concise accounts of the manuscript tradition and reception history of Greek Christian literature in the Medieval Latin tradition. A reference tool of this kind will gather all that is known about these texts in current scholarship, allowing future researchers to incorporate them into our understanding of western medieval doctrine and devotion.