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Report sent to Bernard de Montfaucon, 1737 Mar. 11.

Author: Giovanni Calchia
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Italian
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Giovanni Calchia reports the results of the mission assigned to him by the French Ambassador at the Spanish Court on behalf of Father Bernard de Montfaucon. Calchia was sent to the library of the Escorial Monastery of S. Lorenzo to conduct a thorough search for a manuscript supposedly written in Greek by Tertullian. He examined the indexes of the library written by Benito Arias Montano, Giuseppe da Sigüenza and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reports
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Named Person: Benito Arias Montano; Bernard de Montfaucon; José de Sigüenza; Tertullian
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Calchia
OCLC Number: 83206940
Notes: Bernard de Montfaucon was a well-known Benedictine scholar who published important works on antiquity and editions of classical, mostly Greek, manuscripts.
Description: 1 item (3 pages)

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Giovanni Calchia reports the results of the mission assigned to him by the French Ambassador at the Spanish Court on behalf of Father Bernard de Montfaucon. Calchia was sent to the library of the Escorial Monastery of S. Lorenzo to conduct a thorough search for a manuscript supposedly written in Greek by Tertullian. He examined the indexes of the library written by Benito Arias Montano, Giuseppe da Sigüenza and Antonio di San Gioseppe, as well as the index of manuscripts at the Vatican, made for the King of Spain. After an assiduous search he reached the conclusion that a Greek manuscript by Tertullian did in fact not exist. Signed Giovanni Calchia; dated Madrid 11 Marzo 1737; return address of Sr. Duvernay, secretary of the French Ambassador in Madrid.

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