Pierre-François Chifflet, Charles Du Cange et les Bollandistes.




Pierre-François Chifflet, Charles Du Cange et les Bollandistes. Correspondance (= Tabularium hagiographicum, 4).


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The Jesuit Pierre-François Chifflet (1592-1682), who was an acknowledged expert in the hagiography of France and of the region of Franche-Comté in particular, was a valued collaborator of the early Bollandists, to whom he sent many copies of hagiographic texts. Charles Du Cange (1610-1688), who was interested in everything to do with the history of France and Picardy as well as the history of the Christian Orient and Byzantium , made ample use of the first volumes of the Acta Sanctorum while preparing his Glossaries of late Latin and late Greek. He too lent effective help to the hagiographers of Antwerp, especially by his examination of the Greek manuscripts of the Colbert Library at Paris. The letters edited here bear witness to the scholarly exchanges between the Bollandist pioneers and the two Frenchmen as well as to their activities and their mutual esteem.

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