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Leclercq, Jean
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(Jan 31, 1911, Avesnes, France – Oct 27, 1993, Clervaux, Luxembourg), a Benedictine monk, was one of the most prolific medievalists of the second half of the 20th century. Having studied in Rome and Paris, he also lectured in various places (esp. in Rome). In 1941, after conducting research on the Scholasticism of the 13th to 15th centuries, Leclercq turned to the partly still unpublished monastic literature of the Middle Ages, especially of the 11th and 12th centuries. His extensive research focused on the works of Bernard of Clairvaux, the transmission, literary fo…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Leclercq, Jean”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12776>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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