LE QUIEN, MICHEL (1661-1733), French church historian. He was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer and completed his studies in Paris. Then, at the age of twenty, he entered the Dominican order. He specialized in patristic studies with a concentration on Eastern Christendom. He compiled a tremendous mass of materials for his major project, entitled Oriens Christianus (3 vols., Paris, 1740). He published a prospectus of that work in 1722, but the work itself was published posthumously. His edition of the Works of Saint John Damascene in 1712 remains a standard one. The accumulated material on the Eastern patriarchates, though not without shortcomings, is one of the most complete records on the subject.
AZIZ S. ATIYA
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.