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Jerome, Saint
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I. Person – II. Art History

I. Person

(c. 347, Stridon – 419/420, Bethlehem). Jerome was from a landowning Christian family. After an excellent education in grammar and rhetoric in Rome, Jerome went to Trier in the mid-360s. There he became acquainted withmonasticism (II) and rejected a secular career. He spent the following years in upper Italy. Probably at the beginning of the 370s, he undertook a pilgrimage to the holy sites in the East. How…

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Markschies, Christoph and Thümmel, Hans Georg, “Jerome, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09809>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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