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Another of his collaborators in these librar projects was Luigi Lippomano (1500–1559),

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later the bishop of Verona, who worked for many years on a collection of the lives of the saints. Attempting to replace standard accounts of the saints with ones formulated according to humanistic historical criticism, he and Cervini did ground-breaking work. This kind of historical and literary criticism is usually not indentified with them but with the later sessions of the Council of Trent. [En 98] Lippomano sought, as he said, "good and trusted authors," to provide the church "all that is sincere and authentic in the lives of the saints." Lippomano's collection eventually filled an eight-volume edition published in Venice and Roma, and a condensed version was published in 1564 under another title in Louvain.