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LOUIS PETIT DE JULLEVILLE (1841–1900)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 306 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LOUIS PETIT DE JULLEVILLE (1841–1900), French scholar, was born in Paris on the 18th of July 1841. Educated at the Ecole Normale Superieure, and at the French school at Athens, he received his doctorate in literature in 1868. After holding various posts as a teacher he became professor of French medieval literature and of the history of the French language in the university of Paris in 1886. He died on the 28th of August 19oo. His most important works are: Histoire du theatre en France, including Les Mysteres (2 vols., 188o) ; Les Comediens en France au moyen age (1885) ; La Comedie et les m Burs en France au moyen age (1886); Repertoire du theatre comique en France an moyen age (r886); and Le Theatre en France, histoire de la litterature dramatique depuis ses origines jusqu'a nos fours (1889). Petit de Julleville was also the general editor of the Histoire de la langue et de la liteeroture francaise (8 vols., 1896–1900), to which he himself contributed some valuable chapters.
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