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Book Announcement: Boulle and Peabody, Le Droit des Noirs en France....

LE DROIT DES NOIRS EN FRANCE AU TEMPS DE L'ESCLAVAGE : Textes choisis et commentés

Pierre H. Boulle, Sue Peabody

Autrement Mêmes

L’Harmattan, 1 Décembre 2014.

ISBN : 978-2-343-04823-9 ; Prix éditeur : 29 € 27,55 € 

http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=45076  

Also available as e-book (.pdf) : 0EAN Ebook format Pdf : 9782336362953 ; 22,99 €

Query: sources on Syrian employees of the French Mandate

            For a conference paper I am preparing, I am looking for citations for (published) primary and secondary sources on Syro-Lebanese employees of the French Mandate in Syria and Lebanon.  I realize that the principal archival sources on this topic are in the MAE archives at Nantes, but unfortunately I will be unable to go there before I need to complete the paper.  Nevertheless, if anyone can point me to the correct fonds to investigate when I do have occasion to go, I’d appreciate help with that as well.

LECTURES on Orientalism: Collecting and Display of the Arts of the Islamic World

ORIENTALISM & COLLECTING ISLAMIC WORKS OF ART AT LEIGHTON HOUSE (4 November-2 December 2014)

The last four sessions of this semester in a year-long lecture series on the Collecting and Display of the Arts of the Islamic World will concentrate on the enormous interest in Islamic art that developed in France, England, and rest of Europe in the 19th century.

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