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Armand-Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé

Armand-Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé  

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(1626–1700), reformer of la Trappe. A godson of A. J. P. du Richelieu, by 1636 he held five benefices in commendam, including the Cistercian abbey of la Trappe. He led a worldly life until a sudden ...
Benedictine

Benedictine  

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A monk or nun of an order following the rule of St Benedict. From the original Benedictine foundations at Subiaco and Monte Cassino in Italy the number of monastic houses in Europe grew to many ...
Bernard de Montfaucon

Bernard de Montfaucon  

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(1655–1741),one of the foremost Maurist patristic scholars. After embarking on a military career he joined the Maurist Benedictine congregation in 1676. He produced splendid editions of St Athanasius ...
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A list of MSS, books, and articles cited or referred to in a scholarly work, or thought relevant to its subject matter. Such lists are usually printed following the work itself.[...]
Claude Fleury

Claude Fleury  

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(1640–1723), ecclesiastical historian. From 1689 he was one of the tutors to Louis XIV's grandsons, and after his death (1715) he was chosen as confessor to the young Louis XV. His chief work is his ...
Claude Martin

Claude Martin  

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(1619–96),Maurist. The son of Marie Guyard, he deeply resented being parted from his widowed mother when she joined the Ursulines in 1631 and went to Canada in 1639. In ...
Denis Nicolas Le Nourry

Denis Nicolas Le Nourry  

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(1647–1724),Maurist historian. Educated by the Oratorians, in 1655 he joined the Benedictine Order at Jumièges. From c.1685 till his death he lived at Paris. He took part in preparing ...
Domenico Vallarsi

Domenico Vallarsi  

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(1702–71),editor of St Jerome's writings. He was a native of Verona, where he spent most of his life. His edition of Jerome (11 vols., 1734–42), was considerably superior to ...
Edmond Martène

Edmond Martène  

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(1654–1739), Maurist scholar. His main work is the De antiquis ecclesiae ritibus (1700–2), a large collection of liturgical texts, with disquisitions on their historical significance.
François Combefis

François Combefis  

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(1605–79),patristic scholar. A native of Aquitaine, he entered the Dominican Order in 1624. He published first editions of the Greek text of several of the Fathers, among them Amphilochius ...
Gallia Christiana

Gallia Christiana  

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A documentary account of the bishoprics, bishops, abbeys, and abbots of France. It derives from a work of this title published in 1626; a later edition (1656) has been revised and continued.
Historiography

Historiography  

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As in other parts of Europe, French historical writing has gone through a number of more or less distinct phases since the Middle Ages, of which it may be useful ...
Jansenism

Jansenism  

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A Christian movement of the 17th and 18th centuries, based on the writings of the Flemish Roman Catholic Cornelius Otto Jansen (1585–1638), a strong opponent of the Jesuits who proposed a reform of ...
Jean Garnier

Jean Garnier  

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(1612–81),Jesuit patristic scholar. A native of Paris, he entered the Society of Jesus at Rouen in 1628 and taught theology at the Collège de Clermont at Paris from 1653 ...
Jean Luc d'Achery

Jean Luc d'Achery  

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(1609–85),historian and patristic scholar. He was professed at the Maurist abbey at Vendôme in 1632. In 1637 he became librarian of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where he helped to ...
Jean Mabillon

Jean Mabillon  

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(1632–1707), Maurist scholar. He entered the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Rémy at Reims in 1653, but in 1664 was sent to Saint-Germain-des-Prés to help edit texts. Probably the most erudite of the ...
literary History

literary History  

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The practice of recounting in narrative form some process of change in a given body of literature (e.g. in a national literature or in a genre such as drama); or an example of such an account of ...
Lodovico Antonio Muratori

Lodovico Antonio Muratori  

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(1672–1750), Italian historian and theological scholar. He published a vast corpus of medieval sources of Italian history, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores (25 vols., 1723–51), and an important collection ...
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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Members of the Benedictine Congrégation de Saint‐Maur, which was originally founded in 1618 to promote the reform of the order,

Pierre Coustant

Pierre Coustant  

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(1654–1721),French patristic scholar. He was a native of Compiègne, where he was educated at the Jesuit College. After entering in 1671 the Benedictine monastery of the Maurist congregation of ...

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