A European context for Traherne

Professor Jean-Louis Quantin, co-editor of Roman Forgeries for the Oxford Traherne, and our consultant on patristic scholarship, has recently published an article on ‘A European Geography of Patristic Scholarship in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries’, in the International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 27 (2020), 300-331.


While the article is not concerned with Traherne, and only peripherally concerned with England, it presents a fascinating and instructive analysis of the wider context of European patristic scholarship against which an English work such as Traherne’s Roman Forgeries and its use of patristic sources may be evaluated. The article can be read here.