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Acta Sanctorum

Acta Sanctorum  

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The celebrated series of lives of the saints, arranged in the order of their feasts in the ecclesiastical year, which was begun by the Bollandists in the 17th cent. By 1925 it had reached 10 Nov.
Alfréd Radok

Alfréd Radok  

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(1914–76)Czech director and playwright. After the war he staged operas and operettas, usually with Svoboda's scenography. In 1948 he entered the Czech National Theatre but was dismissed, for ...
Antwerp

Antwerp  

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Before the medieval settlement that grew into the city, the site had known Roman and late antique inhabitants. The early castrum/civitas was destroyed by Vikings in 836, and its successor ...
art and architecture: Mosan

art and architecture: Mosan  

A regional ‘school’ of medieval art centred in the diocese of Liège on the Meuse river in eastern Belgium. Between the 11th and 13th centuries this French-speaking part of the ...
Beguines

Beguines  

A member of a lay sisterhood in the Low Countries, formed in the 12th century and not bound by vows; members were allowed to leave their societies for marriage. They are still represented by small ...
Belgium

Belgium  

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Belgium has conflicts between its language communities and has been shaken by political scandalsBelgium has three main geographical regions running from north-west to south-east. From the sand-dunes ...
biographies to 1940

biographies to 1940  

Interest in lives of the Brontës began early, as reviewers speculated about the true identities of the three pseudonymous authors ‘Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell’. By 1850, after the deaths ...
books owned by the Brontës

books owned by the Brontës  

A number of inscribed and annotated books owned by the Brontës still exist, chiefly in BPM but also in other libraries (Bonnell, Pierpont Morgan; Parrish, Princeton; NYPL), and several in ...
Brabant

Brabant  

Brabant was a territory formed from Lotharingia, in a frontier zone between East Francia and West Francia. At the end of the 9th c., in favour of weakening the emperor's ...
Brethren of the Common Life

Brethren of the Common Life  

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A religious association founded in Deventer (in the Netherlands) in the late fourteenth century by Geert de Groote, on whose death in 1384 the leadership was assumed by Florens Radewijns ...
Caspar de Crayer

Caspar de Crayer  

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(1584–1669).Flemish painter and draughtsman. His work went through a number of stylistic phases, but de Crayer was particularly influenced by the early work of his contemporary Rubens. He became ...
Château de Kœkelberg

Château de Kœkelberg  

The so‐called Château de Kœkelberg was a finishing school primarily for English pupils, kept by Mme Catherine Goussaert, née Phelps, at 123 Chaussée de Jette, west of Brussels. Built after ...
Claus Sluter

Claus Sluter  

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(b Haarlem, c.1350; d Dijon, 1405/6).Netherlandish stone sculptor, active mainly in Dijon. He was the greatest sculptor of his time in northern Europe and a figure of enormous importance in the ...
Daniel Mesguich

Daniel Mesguich  

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(1952– )Algerian-French actor and director. Mesguich studied under Vitez at the Conservatoire in Paris, where he has himself taught since 1983. After founding Théâtre du Miroir in 1974, he headed ...
Diary Papers

Diary Papers  

Also known as Birthday Notes, written by Emily and Anne Brontë. These are brief four-yearly records of events in the family, descriptions of everyday parsonage life, progress in the imaginative ...
François-Joseph Talma

François-Joseph Talma  

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(1763–1826),French actor, brought up in England, where he was about to join a London company when his father sent him back to Paris. There he entered the newly founded ...
Franz Marijnen

Franz Marijnen  

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(1943– )Flemish director and manager. After study in Brussels, Marijnen spent a training period at Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Laboratory Theatre in Wrocław. Invited to work at La Mama in New ...
French revolutions, 1830 and 1848

French revolutions, 1830 and 1848  

The Bourbon king Charles X of France who succeeded to the throne in 1824 after the death of his brother, the constitutional monarch Louis XVIII, had led the Ultras, the ...
Godfrey of Huy

Godfrey of Huy  

(died 1173/1174)Godfrey (Godefroy) of Huy or of Claire, a Goldsmith of the Mosan school, active c.1150, worked there in the service of the abbot of Stavelot (Belgium); he also ...
Hadewijch of Antwerp

Hadewijch of Antwerp  

(13th c.)A mystical Dutch poetess, for whose life we are reduced to conjectures, Hadewijch of Antwerp was undoubtedly active, according to clues found in her work, in the first ...

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