- n. Plural form of Bollandist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The Jesuit editors of the “Acta Sanctorum”, or Lives of the Saints; -- named from John Bolland, who began the work.
“The collaborators are called Bollandists, as being successors of Bolland, the editor of the first volume.”
“Though many admire this translation, yet the "Bollandists" seem to think it is not so correct as one could wish.”
“The first great devel - opment of iconographic studies was connected with the romantic movement, although an important pre - lude for it was hagiographical collections of sources such as Acta sanctorum published by the Bollandists”
“Industry, directed for ages, I have said -- an expression, which to some must seem almost like a misprint, but which is quite justified by facts, since the first volume issued by the company of the Bollandists, is dated Antwerp, 1643; and the last, Paris, A.D.”
“Again, the study of the Bollandists throws light upon the past history and present state of Palestine.”
“Such certainly has been the verdict of some who knew only the backs of the books, or who at farthest had opened by chance upon some passage where -- true to their rule which compelled them to print their manuscripts as they found them -- the Bollandists have recorded the legendary stories of the Middle”
“Bollandus worked at eight of those folios, Henschenius at twenty-four, Papebrock at nineteen, Janningus his successor at thirteen; and so the work went on, aided by a subsidy from the Imperial House of Austria, till the suppression of the Jesuits, which was followed soon after by the dissolution of the Bollandists in”
“Lucas Holstenius, in his boyhood a Lutheran, in his later age an agent in the conversion of Queen Christina of Sweden, and one of the greatest among the giants of the black-letter learning of the age, rated the Bollandists and their work so highly that, at his decease, which took place while they were in Rome, he used their ministry alone in receiving the last sacraments of the Roman Church.”
“Encouraged and supported thus, the Bollandists economized and utilized every moment.”
“The new Bollandists, indeed, do not produce such exhaustive monographs as their predecessors did; but we cannot join in the verdict of the writer in the new issue of the "Encyclopædia Britannica," who tells us that the continuation is much inferior to the original work.”
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