Vernant, Jean-Pierre
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French historian, anthropologist and religious scholar. Born Provins 4. 1. 1914, died Sèvres 9. 11. 2007. 1937 agrégation (teaching certificate) in philosophy. From 1940 teacher in Toulouse. 1940–1944 leading member of the French Resistance. 1948–1962 attended the seminars of Louis Gernet at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. 1958–1975 director of studies at the École pratique des hautes études (later EHESS) there. 1964 founded the research institute Centre des Recherches Compar…

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Horst, Claudia, “Vernant, Jean-Pierre”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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