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Gerard of Abbeville

(d. 1272) Secular theologian, he founded the college of Sorbonne with Robert of Sorbonne. Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching ...

22 The History of the Book in France

22 The History of the Book in France   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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10,032 words
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Oxford University Press
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...cities in 1484 (the first work in the Breton language was printed as early as 1475 ); at Rouen in 1485 ; at Abbeville in 1486 ; at Orléans and Grenoble in 1490 ; at Angoulême and Narbonne in 1491 . Save for a few ephemeral undertakings, like the one Jehan de Rohan ran in his Breton château of Bréhant-Loudéac in 1484–5 , most were permanent establishments. Leaving aside the Alsatian region, which was politically and culturally part of the Germanic world, there were presses in about 30 French cities by 1500 . Lyons was not a university town but a...

Amiens

Amiens   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...the patronage of bishops Evrard de Fouilloy ( reg 1211–22), Geoffroy d’Eu ( reg 1223–36), Arnoul ( reg 1236–47), Gérard de Conchy ( reg 1247–57), and Bernard d’Abbeville ( reg 1259–78). The date of 1220 for the beginning of construction was given in the labyrinth. Bishop Evrard de Fouilloy is specified as the founder in his obituary notice, and a charter of Arnoul from 1242 states that the former cathedral was burnt during Evrard’s episcopate. In a deed of 31 March 1236 Geoffroy d’Eu affirmed the relocation of St Firmin to the site of the hospital to...

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