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Florus de Lyon, lecteur des Pères : Documentation et travaux patristiques dans l'Église de Lyon au IXe siècle

Abstract : An unusual amount of manuscripts that belonged to the Cathedral library of Lyons in the IXth century has been preserved, among which a number were firsthand used or produced by its prominent intellectual figure, the deacon Florus (floruit ca. 825—855). As we also know several large compilations that were gathered by the very same, Florus represents a rare double opportunity to investigate both a Carolingian cathedral library and the work methods of a Carolingian scholar. Numerous comparisons and crosscheckings can strengthen and supply informations regarding the books that were used and circulated at the time, but also regarding the men that read and circulated them, and clarify how Florus’s work on the Fathers has spread in the manuscript tradition (first part). Such analyses depict Florus as a man of his time, who was educated in a certain environment and to use certain methods; but who was then driven, all along his career, by his own experience and taste, to evolve his own methods in the pursuing of his own projects (second part). A historiography study is also held, which was never undertaken before, and reveals the how and why of Florus’s rediscovery in the XVIIth century, and then again in the XXth. Florus’s part and his work library’s, in the intellectual history and in the history of ancient texts transmission, is thus better circumscribed and more precisely described, as is unvailed the course of his own intellectual evolution.
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Pierre Chambert-Protat. Florus de Lyon, lecteur des Pères : Documentation et travaux patristiques dans l'Église de Lyon au IXe siècle. Etudes classiques. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Paris, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016EPHE4052⟩. ⟨tel-02873019⟩



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