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Ferdinand Victor Henri Lot (Le Plessis Piquet
Le Plessis-Robinson
Le Plessis-Robinson is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.-History:Plessis was first mentioned in 839 located next to Châtenay .Plessiacus became Plessis-Raoul in 1250....

, 20 September 1866 – Fontenay-aux-Roses
Fontenay-aux-Roses is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.École Normale Supérieure was a girls school located in the area....

, 20 July 1952) was a French
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. If the individual is...

 and medievalist.

Lot was a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres is a French learned society devoted to the humanities, founded in February 1663 as one of the five academies of the Institut de France.-History:...

, part of the Institut de France
Institut de France
The Institut de France is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is the Académie française.The institute, located in Paris, manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and chateaux open for visit. It also awards prizes and subsidies, which...

, and an honorary professor at the Sorbonne
The Sorbonne is an edifice of the Latin Quarter, in Paris, France, which has been the historical house of the former University of Paris...


Select bibliography

  • La France, des origines à la guerre de cent ans. Paris: Gallimard, 1941.
  • La Gaule, Les fondements ethniques, sociaux et politiques de la nation française. Paris: Fayard, 1947.
  • The End of the Ancient World and the Beginning of the Middle Ages. London: Kegan Paul, 1931. (La Fin du monde antique et le début du Moyen Age.)

Further reading

Mahn-Lot, Marianne, "À propos des papiers inédits de Ferdinand Lot" in Bibliothèque de l'école des Chartes
Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes
The Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes is a journal dedicated to the study and use of medieval manuscripts. It was founded in 1839 and continues to provide bi-annual issues with articles and abstracts in French, English, and German. Starting in 1995, one issue each year is devoted to a...

, Volume 155, Number 1, 1977. (Available online at Persée) Perrin, Charles Edmond, "Ferdinand Lot, 1866–1952" in Hautes études médiévales et modernes, no. 4, 1968.

External links

Works by Ferdinand Lot at Les classiques des sciences sociales (UQAC)