Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis
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French ancient historian and medievalist. Born Paris 18. 3. 1830, died Massy 12. 9. 1889. 1850–1853 studied at the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris; 1853–1856 at the École française d’Athènes; doctorate 1858 at Sorbonne. From 1860, prof. of history at Univ. of Strasbourg, from 1870 at ENS in Paris; from 1875 prof. of ancient history at the Sorbonne. From 1878 prof. of medieval history; 1880–1883 director of the ENS.

Work and influence

The first work by F. d. C., composed during a stay on Chios, was a history of…

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Richard, François, “Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00252>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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