Rennes, Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, MS 46

  • s. xviii1
  • Continental manuscripts
  • paper
A compilation of 22 items concerning Jansenism and the Jesuits.
Provenance and related aspects
s. xviii1
first half of the 18th century
Origin, provenance
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
164 x 100 mm
Foliation / Pagination
176ff (A,B, C (blank) and pp. 1-346)
Distinct units
342-343 or 344
Rennes, Bibliothèque de R…  no. 20

This is item 20 in the catalogue, where it is described as follows: “Extrait des Annales d'Irlande, par Jacques Varaeus [James Ware], réimprimées à Dublin, page 162. C'est une prophétie que Georges Brooün [George Browne], archevèque de Dublin, prescha vers l'an 1558. » — Commencement : « Il y a, dit-il, une nouvelle fraternité, qui s'est formée depuis peu, qui s'appelle Jésuites... »”

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Secondary sources (select)

Vétault, Alphonse (et al.), Catalogue général des manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France: Départements, vol. 24, Paris, 1894.
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32–34 [‘46 (42)’]
Dennis Groenewegen
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