Natales sanctorum Belgii & eorundem chronica recapitulation

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Molanus, Joannes: Natales sanctorum Belgii & eorundem chronica recapitulation. Latin, Douai, Borremans, widow. Petrus 1616. 12 ff., 300 ff. (numbered on one side), 19 ff. Or. leather strap, spine approx. A small marginal worm trail.
*BCNI 6296. Knuttel KG 222. Ex libris F. Vandermolen + J.G.R. Acqoy, the famous church historian. The writer, J. Vermeulen, was a Leuven theologian. Both North and South Netherlands. saints are discussed in this book.

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Johannes Molanus, born Jan van der Meulen or Vermeulen (Rijsel, 1533 – Leuven, September 18, 1585) was a professor of theology during the Counter-Reformation. As the founder of the new hagiography, he contributed to a more scientific approach to the lives of saints, as later picked up by the Bollandists. His timid vision of depicting saints has influenced art history. His posthumous Natales Sanctorum Belgii (1595) treats the vitae of the Dutch saints according to name day.

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