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DePaul University Announces Digital Collection of St. Vincent's Handwritten Letters

In 1969, DePaul University acquired its first original, handwritten letter by St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), presented by the well-known book collector and DePaul alumnus Abel Berland. Since that time, through other generous gifts and judicious purchases, it has added to that first letter seven-fold. DePaul’s eight Vincent letters represents the largest such collection outside of Europe. The letters are the collective cornerstone of DePaul’s…

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Added by Andrew H Rea on April 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

VHRN Booknote: "Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century."

From the Publisher:



Winner of one of the 2012 Heineken Prizes



Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2013



Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 in the History, Geography, & Area Studies Category.



Received an Honorable Mention for the 2013… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 4, 2014 at 5:45am — No Comments

VHRN Booknote: "Romantic Catholics: France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith."

Carol Harrison, is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina.

Cornell University Press, 2014

ISBN: 978-0-8014-5245-1

From the publisher: " In this well-written and imaginatively structured book, Carol E. Harrison brings to life a cohort of nineteenth-century…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 15, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

VHRN Booknote: "Hirondelle d'Allah: Une cornette en mission aus pays des sultans."

Brigitte Glutz-Ruedin,

Editions Saint-Augustin, 2014, pp. 333.

ISBN: 978-2-88926-070-6

"Ouvrage historique, Hirondelle d'Allah se lit comme un roman. Il contient un Journal tenu par Louise, une Suissesse qui vécut dans l'Empire ottoman. Ce document authentique, légèrement adapté, n'avait…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 13, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

VHRN Booknote: "How Paris became Paris: The invention of the Modern City."

by Joan DeJean

New York: Bloomsbury, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-60819-591-6

From the Publisher:  

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities,…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 8, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

New Issue of E-Vincentian Heritage Released

I'm very pleased to announce that a new volume of Vincentian Heritage has just…

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Added by Nathaniel Michaud on March 7, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France 1660-1736

I am delighted to announce to our wonderful community of Vincentian scholars that my book Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France 1660-1736, a monograph based on my doctoral research, is now slated to appear (2015) in Ashgate's Catholic Christendom 1300-1700 series.The series addresses all varieties of religious behaviour extending beyond traditional institutional and doctrinal church history. It is interdisciplinary, comparative and global. My book will build on the…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on March 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

VHRN Booknote: "From Wives to Widows in Early Modern Paris: Gender, Economy, and Law."

From the publisher:

"Looking especially at widows of master craftsmen in early modern Paris, this study provides analysis of the social and cultural structures that shaped widows' lives as well as their day-to-day experiences. Janine Lanza examines widows in early modern Paris at every social and economic…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 25, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Gallic Gifts: The Irish College Paris, Charity and the Lazarists, 1858-1945

 I am pleased to share with my peers in Vincentian history news of an upcoming exhibition, curated by me and which will open in Paris during the Journées du patrimoine on 20/21 September 2014. The exhibition, based on evidence I collected during  a six weeks' research fellowship in the Irish College, Paris, will…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

VHRN Event Notice: DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives Winter Quarter Lecture 2/18/14

Kristine Ashton Gunnell, Ph.D. will speak on her newly-published book: …

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 16, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Stanford University & Bibliotheque Nationale de France French Revolution Digital Archives

From Hyperallergic:

Toppled crowns and tumbrels to the guillotine are just part of the massive archive of images and documents released online this month. The French Revolution Digital Archive, a partnership between Stanford University and the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 11, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

VHRN Booknote: "The Gondi: Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France."

 To be released February 28, 2014

Author: Joanna Milstein

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co.

ISBN-10: 1409454738

ISBN-13: 978-1409454731

From the bookjacket: "One of the most striking features of French government in the second half of the sixteenth century was the influence of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 4, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare Early Rule of the Ladies of Charity acquired

The Vincentian Special Collections at DePaul University in Chicago has recently acquired a rare 18th century example of the rule of the Ladies of Charity. This volume dating from 1744 came from the establishment of the Ladies in the region around Monacilione in the archdiocese of Benevento in the Campania…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Marketing and Profiting from Vincent de Paul

The Vincentiana material culture collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections Department possesses a large number of devotional items (holy cards, statues, medals, prints) of Vincent de Paul created over the last four hundred years.  These items not only reflect the popularity of Vincent de Paul, but the potential profit of that popularity.  After all, printers would not have put out editions of Vincent de Paul holy cards and images if there weren't a ready supply of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 20, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

VHRN Book Notice: New Biography of Elizabeth Ann Seton

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (March 4, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0312571623

ISBN-13:…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rosalie Rendu post-mortem image

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library has recently acquired a rare holy card post-mortem image of Blessed Rosalie Rendu (1856).…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 30, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Ozanam Centennial and Bicentennial

2013 marked the bicentennial of the birth of Frederic Ozanam.  The year that is about to end witnessed a large number of celebrations in Paris and world-wide for the anniversary.  The Vincentiana collection at the John T. Richardson Library at DePaul University in Chicago has recently acquired  a copy of the announcement for the centennial celebration held in Paris in April 1913.  The card appears below:

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: DePaul University, Department of Geography: Map of the Month

Gabet and Huc's travels through China, 1844-1846 by Aaron Faulkner.

As part of his GEO 398: Internship focusing on Digital Humanities and Historical GIS, under the supervision of St. Vincent de Paul Professor Alex Papadopoulos, undergraduate student Aaron Faulkner has been transforming narratives from the Vincentian archives into maps.  This map was created for the fourth volume of The Vincentians, A General History of the Congregation of the Mission, to be published…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 4, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare early 19th century embroidered portrait acquired.

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired this early 19th century silk embroidered portrait of Vincent de Paul.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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