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The Benedictine monks of the Congregation of St-Maur. This was founded in 1618 to represent in France the reform initiated in the Abbey of Saint-Vanne (Lorraine) in 1600; it received Papal ...

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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, but became famous for the learning of its members. The Maurists produced monuments of erudition, editions, histories, collections of documents, mainly concerned with theology and church history, but including the Histoire littéraire de la France , which aims to describe all works produced in France until 1500 . 12 volumes were produced in the 18th c. under the leadership of Dom Rivet and Dom Clémencet ; the work was...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... . The Benedictine monks of the Congregation of St- Maur . This was founded in 1618 to represent in France the reform initiated in the Abbey of Saint-Vanne (Lorraine) in 1600 ; it received Papal approval in 1621 . The literary and historical work, for which the Congregation is famous, was largely centred at Saint-Germain-des-Prés . The Congregation was dissolved in 1818...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...Maurists . The Benedictine monks of the Congregation of St-Maur. The Congregation, which takes its name from St Maurus (6th cent., q.v.), was founded in 1618 to represent in France the reform initiated in the Abbey of St-Vanne in 1600 ; it received Papal approval in 1621 . The historical and literary work, for which the Congregation is famous, was largely centred at St-Germain-des-Prés . The Maurists numbered among their members a succession of remarkable scholars, incl. J. L. d'Achery , J. Mabillon , E. Martène , T. Ruinart , and B. de...

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The Benedictine monks of the Congregation of St-Maur. This was founded in 1618 to represent in France the reform initiated in the Abbey of Saint-Vanne (Lorraine) in 1600; it received Papal approval ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pierre Sabatier

Pierre Sabatier  

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(1682–1742),Maurist scholar. After joining the Benedictine Order at Reims in 1700, he went to St-Germain-des-Prés, where he was trained in historical method by T. Ruinart. His monumental work, the ...
Thierry Ruinart

Thierry Ruinart  

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(1657–1709),Maurist scholar. From 1674 he was a monk of St-Rémi at Reims and from 1682 an assistant to J. Mabillon at St-Germain-des-Prés. The most celebrated of his writings is ...
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 ...
Prudentius Maran

Prudentius Maran  

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(1683–1762),Maurist scholar. Born at Sézanne, he entered the Benedictine Order at Saint-Faron in Meaux, in 1703. Later he went to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where he co-operated with A. A. Touttée ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Pierre Séguier

Pierre Séguier  

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(1588–1672),Chancellor of France from 1635 (with some interruptions) until his death. A keen patron of literature, he possessed one of the finest private collections of (esp. Greek) MSS then ...
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 ...
Margaret of England

Margaret of England  

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(d. 1192),Cistercian nun. Possibly Hungarian by birth but with an English mother, or else, as popularly reputed, an Englishwoman, Margaret took her mother on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, ...

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