Paris, Paulin (Alexis Paulin Paris) pôlăN´ pärēs´ [key], 1800–1881, French scholar. He was noted for his research in medieval French literature and for initiating the systematic study of Romance philology. His studies include Les Manuscrits françois de la Bibliothèque du Roi (7 vol., 1836–48) and Les Romans de la Table ronde (5 vol., 1868–77). His son,
Bruno Paulin Gaston Paris, 1839–1903, was a noted Romance philologist. Carrying on the work his father began, he edited the Revue critique, founded the journal Romania, and wrote critical and historical works on literature.
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