Henri Pirenne, Historian: A Life in Pictures

Henri Pirenne, Historian: A Life in Pictures

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789058678850
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: Lipsius Leuven
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sarah Keymeulen is a researcher at Ghent University.


Jo Tollebeek is Professor of Cultural History at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Table of Contents

Milestones 9

The formative years, 1862-1890 13

Background and childhood 13

Training in Belgium and abroad 15

A young medievalist on new paths 26

Paterfamilias 29

The Productive years, 1890-1914 31

The pre-war oeuvre 31

An enviable status 38

The First World War as turning-point, 1914-1922 43

Broken relationships 43

Orchestrated resistance 44

Exile in Germany 46

The new Pirenne 56

An eminent historian, 1922-1935 73

The Nouvelle Histoire 73

The American connection 76

Mahomet et Charlemagne 84

The completion of the Histoire de Belgique 92

Nachleben 97

Death of an historian 97

Posthumous publications 103

Far-reaching influence 108

Literature 113

The Pirenne Archive at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 115

Origin of the illustrations 117

Acknowledgements 123

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