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Henri Pirenne, historian: a life in pictures

Sarah Keymeulen UGent and Jo Tollebeek (2011)
abstract
Henri Pirenne (1862-1935) was a Belgian historian of international stature. He had an intellectual reputation that extended far beyond the borders of his own country. The 'Histoire de Belgique', which he published in the early decades of the twentieth century, was regarded as a model of innovative national history. His ideas about the development of the medieval city attracted attention, and his thesis on the influence of Islam on European history initiated a debate that continues today. Pirenne is now established as one of twentieth century's greatest historians, who inspired not just a whole generation of French historians, but numerous other European and Americal intellectuals too. This book is not merely a writer's oeuvre. It is a life in pictures: Pirenne's biography is probingly enhanced by means of original and attractive pictorial material. The photos illustrate how the historian was intellectualy formed and how his career developed. They illuminate the growth of his oeuvre and the rise of his reputation. They depict his teachers and friends. They recapture the events at which he was honoured, and his wartime exile. 'Henri Pirenne, historian: a life in pictures' opens to view the work and life of an historian whose significance continuous to be recognised well beyond the confines of his own discipline.
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book
publication status
published
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pages
123 pages
publisher
Leuven University Press
place of publication
Leuven, Belgium
ISBN
9789058678850
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1985833
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1985833
date created
2012-01-13 12:22:52
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2017-01-02 09:55:10
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  abstract     = {Henri Pirenne (1862-1935) was a Belgian historian of international stature. He had an intellectual reputation that extended far beyond the borders of his own country. The 'Histoire de Belgique', which he published in the early decades of the twentieth century, was regarded as a model of innovative national history. His ideas about the development of the medieval city attracted attention, and his thesis on the influence of Islam on European history initiated a debate that continues today. Pirenne is now established as one of twentieth century's greatest historians, who inspired not just a whole generation of French historians, but numerous other European and Americal intellectuals too. This book is not merely a writer's oeuvre. It is a life in pictures: Pirenne's biography is probingly enhanced by means of original and attractive pictorial material. The photos illustrate how the historian was intellectualy formed and how his career developed. They illuminate the growth of his oeuvre and the rise of his reputation. They depict his teachers and friends. They recapture the events at which he was honoured, and his wartime exile. 'Henri Pirenne, historian: a life in pictures' opens to view the work and life of an historian whose significance continuous to be recognised well beyond the confines of his own discipline.},
  author       = {Keymeulen, Sarah and Tollebeek, Jo},
  isbn         = {9789058678850},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {123},
  publisher    = {Leuven University Press},
  title        = {Henri Pirenne, historian: a life in pictures},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Keymeulen, Sarah, and Jo Tollebeek. 2011. Henri Pirenne, Historian: a Life in Pictures. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press.
APA
Keymeulen, S., & Tollebeek, J. (2011). Henri Pirenne, historian: a life in pictures. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press.
Vancouver
1.
Keymeulen S, Tollebeek J. Henri Pirenne, historian: a life in pictures. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press; 2011.
MLA
Keymeulen, Sarah, and Jo Tollebeek. Henri Pirenne, Historian: a Life in Pictures. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2011. Print.