Perpetua Bibliography

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Jacqueline Amat, Passion de Perpétue et de Félicité, suivi des Actes, Sources chrétiennes (Paris: du Cert, 1996).

Herbert Musurillo, The Acts of the Christian Martyrs, Oxford Early Christian Texts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972) 106-31.


Jan N. Bremner, ‘Perpetua and Her Diary: Authenticity’, Family and Visions, in Walter Ameling (ed.), Märtyrer und Märtyrerakten (Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2002) 77 – 120.

R.D. Butler, The New Prophecy and 'New Visions': Evidence of Montanism in the Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2006).

Kitzler, Petr, From Passio Perpetuae to Acta Perpetuae: Recontextualizing a Martyr Story in the Literature of the Early Church (Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte 127; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015)

R. S. Kraemer and S. L. Lander, ‘Perpetua and Felicitas’, in The Early Christian World, Philip F. Esler (ed.) 2 vols (London: Routledge, 2000), vol. 2, 1048-68.

Sara Maitland, The Martyrdom of Perpetua (Evesham: Arthur James, 1996) [with commentary and Shewring’s translation of 1931].

Sara Parvis, 'Perpetua', in The Expository Times (May 2009) - a helpful introductory article.

Joyce E. Salisbury, Perpetua’s Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman (New York: Routledge, 1997).