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Lapis Lazuli from the Kiln

glass and Glassmaking in the Late Bronze Age

Andrew Shortland || Leuven University Press

Lapis Lazuli from the Kiln examines the history of the first glass, from its early sporadic occurrence, through the height of its production in the late second millennium BC, to its disappearance at the end of that millennium. The book draws on an exceptionally wide range of sources including ancient texts detailing recipes and trade in glass, iconographic depictions in tombs and temples, archaeological excavation of the most important sites including Amarna and Qantir, and the description of...

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Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia XXIV - Juan Maldonado's, Ludus Chartarum, Pastor Bonus and Bacchanalia - Spanish Humanism on the Verge of the Pica

Juan Maldonado's, Ludus Chartarum, Pastor Bonus and Bacchanalia

Paperback / softback || Warren Smith & Clark Colahan || Leuven University Press

The 16th-century humanist Juan Maldonado in his Latin essays foreshadows the Spanish picaresque. Like Erasmus, with whom he corresponded,Maldonado advocated the use of Latin in a wide-range of activities. Maldonado’s Pastor Bonus, a lengthy open letter to a bishop, reviews in a vivid and satirical style the abuses of the churchmen in his diocese. His ludus chartarum is framed as a colloquium similar to Vives’ on the subject, entertaining while teaching a Latin terminology for card playing. ...

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The Maritain Factor

taking Religion into Interwar Modernism

Jan de Maeyer & Rajesh Heynickx || Leuven University Press

By studying the reception and perception of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain, this book argues that European modernist artists and intellectuals sought a primordial finality in Catholicism. The French poet, writer, and surrealist filmmaker Jean Cocteau converted under the influence of Maritain. For the painters Gino Severini, a pioneer of Futurism, and Otto Van Rees, one of the first Dadaists —both converts— Maritain played the role of spiritual counselor. And when the promo...

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Textes disperses / Miscellaneous texts F-E - 1 esthetique et theorie de l'art / aesthetics and theory of art

Jean-François Lyotard || Leuven University Press

This fourth volume in the series devoted to Jean-François Lyotard's writings on contemporary art and artists presents nine essays on general aesthetics and the theory of art. They are published in the original French along with English translations on facing pages. Most of these texts, preserved in the Lyotard archives of the Bibliothèque Littéraire Jacques Doucet in Paris, are published here for the first time. They do not reveal 'another Lyotard' than the one whom we know through his maj...

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The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1780-1920 - Political and Legal Perspectives

Hardback || Stewart Brown, Heiner de Wall, Andreas Gestrich & Anders Jarlert || Leuven University Press

Before the last quarter of the eighteenth century there was a generally clear and remarkably uniform pattern of church-state relationships across Europe. In the course of the nineteenth century this firm alliance between political and religious establishments broke down. Religious pluralism developed everywhere, though at different speeds, requiring church and state to reach fresh solutions.

This volume Political and Legal Perspectives highlights the impact of broad political change, ‘democ...

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Loci sacri

Paperback / softback || H. de Dijn || Leuven University Press

Sacred places have long exercised a special fascination. Sacred places are not static entities but reveal a historical dynamic. They are the result of cultural developments and have varied multidimensional levels of significance. They are places where time is, as it were, suspended, and they are points where holy times and holy places meet. Sacred places are places apart.

It is this specificity in the context of the Christian religions of the West that Loci Sacri wishes to unveil by bringing...

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Renaissance

Scenes of Industrial Reconversion in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Coalfield

Paperback || Jorge Ribalta || Leuven University Press

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais mining region, bordering on Belgium, is part of northern Europe’s historical centre of heavy industry, which extends as far as the Ruhr area in Germany. With the end of coal mining in the 1980s, the Lille region transitioned to new economic activities, particularly within the cultural and creative industries, taking advantage of its strategic location midway between Paris, London and Brussels. After de-industrialisation and the 1984 opening of the Lewarde Mining Museu...

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Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond

Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges

Arnim Langer & Ukoha Ukiwo || Leuven University Press

Large quantities of oil were discovered in the Albertine Rift Valley in Western Uganda in 2006. The sound management of these oil resources and revenues is undoubtedly one of the key public policy challenges for Uganda as it is for other African countries with large oil and/or gas endowments. With oil expected to start flowing in 2021, the current book analyses how this East African country is preparing for the challenge of effectively, efficiently, and transparently managing its oil sector a...

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Missionary Education

Historical Approaches and Global Perspectives

Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris & Pieter Verstraete || Leuven University Press

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Worlds in a Museum

Exploring Contemporary Museology

Louvre Abu Dhabi & École du Louvre || Leuven University Press