Monthly Archives: November 2009

Langue française, identité(s) et école, le cas de la minorité catholique au Levant (milieu du XIXe- milieu du XXe siècles)

Friday Dec. 11 Dr. Karene Sanchez organizes a small symposium in Leiden (Lipsius 148, starting at 9.30) on the subject of French language and identity in the Middle East – in which of course French missions as well as Middle … Continue reading

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eredoctoraat voor prof. Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Op 5 december heeft prof. Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Brown University, Providence) een eredoctoraat gekregen van de Universiteit van Bern (Zwitserland). Van haar werk lijkt me vooral Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) … Continue reading

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Books Etc.: Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (2009)

No need to add anything to the lavish praises for Hilary Mantel’s historical novel on Tudor England, starting in the mud with Thomas Cromwell trying to survive his father´s violence, ending more than thirty years later with Cromwell overseeing Thomas … Continue reading

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Books Etc.: MacCulloch’s History of Christianity

Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (London: Allen Lane, 2009) Whereas many large-scale historical surveys make tedious if not outright boring reading, especially for those who are familiar with the basic facts, MacCulloch’s exciting overview … Continue reading

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