February 2014 Blog Posts (5)

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 level, beginning with the late sixteenth century when changes…


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 present visual and textual exhibits from the Vincentians'…


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: 


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…


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 Italians.  Notwithstanding widespread French admiration of Italian…


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

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