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Lancelot, Claude
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(1615, Paris – Apr 15, 1695, Quimperlé, Département Finistère, France). Lancelot was one of the men who settled as solitaries near the Parisian Cistercian Abbey of Port-Royal. The group, known as the Messieurs de Port-Royal, included prominent members of the Arnauld family; they were supporters of Jansenism and published works on theology, philosophy, and education. They also devoted themselves to practical instruction in schools they operated. It was in this context that Lancelot wrote his pedagogical works, in which he deve…

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Albrecht, Ruth, “Lancelot, Claude”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12619>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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