Louis Saltet

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Louis Saltet (1870 – 1952) was a French Benedictine ecclesiastical historian. He taught at Toulouse, and published a long series of articles in the Bulletin de Littérature ecclésiastique de l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse.[1]

He spectacularly exposed forgeries made by Adémar de Chabannes in the eleventh century.[2] This work by Saltet was completed by 1930, but its wide acceptance was delayed by a generation or even two.[3] Confirmation as a technical historical matter is treated in Richard Landes, Relics, Apocalypse, and the Deceits of History: Ademar of Chabannes, 989-1034 (Harvard Historical Studies, 1998).

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  1. ^ [1] (French).
  2. ^ ademar-story.html
  3. ^ John Williams (1992), in The Codex Calixtinus and the Shrine of St. James, p. 234.