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Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610)Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585.One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew it...
From: Conciatore on 19 Jun 2020

John V’s Lisbon: the new Rome

“All the new coins will show my effigy and name on one side, as some of the old kings in these reigns used to mint as well as almost all the Princes of Europe right now […]” 1 This quote comes from a new law issued by the Portuguese...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Oct 2019

Historic Shops of Lisbon

My first and last purchases in Lisbon were books titled Historic Shops of Lisbon and Historical Shops in Lisbon and in between I tried to visit as many of the shops featured in these two books as possible: and then some. It was very clear to...
From: streets of salem on 22 Mar 2019

City of Seven Hills

I’m just back from a wonderful vacation to Lisbon during which I took hundreds of photographs, so advance warning to those who are more interested in local history and culture: this is definitely going to be a “streets of Lisbon”...
From: streets of salem on 18 Mar 2019

Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610)Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585.One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew it...
From: Conciatore on 28 Jan 2019

Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610)Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585.One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew it...
From: Conciatore on 25 Apr 2018

Le Portugal de Voltaire: un royaume sans lumières

Honoré Daumier, jésuite cherchant à détériorer la statue de Voltaire. Lithographie parue dans Le Charivari du 22 septembre 1869. Voltaire a très tôt développé une piètre opinion...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Oct 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference Splendid Encounters VI: Correspondence and Information Exchange in Diplomacy (1300-1750)

Nova University of Lisbon28th — 30th September 2017Splendid Encounters 6 is one of a series of international and interdisciplinary conferences which aim to bring together scholars from the broadest range of perspectives to consider diplomacy and...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 28 Sep 2017

Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610) Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585. One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew...
From: Conciatore on 12 May 2017

Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610) Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585. One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew...
From: Conciatore on 30 May 2016

May

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 22, 1766).“MADEIRA, Fyall and Lisbon Wine, by the Quarter Cask, Dozen, or lesser Quantity.” In the 1760s many advertisements announced that merchants...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2016

Écrire avec Voltaire?

Le 4 février 2016, s’est tenu, dans l’amphithéâtre Guizot à la Sorbonne, un débat autour de Voltaire. Deux écrivains contemporains de premier plan, Hédi Kaddour et Pierre Jourde, sont venus parler...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 29 Feb 2016

Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610) Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585. One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew...
From: Conciatore on 3 Jun 2015

Earthquake In The 18th Century.

How an Earthquake, Tsunami and Firestorm all hit Lisbon at onceBom diaHoje mostramos aqui mais uma reconstituição, desta feita do terrível terramoto de 1755, feita pelo Smithsonian Channel(vídeo em inglês)-----Good MorningToday...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Apr 2015

Dear Friends

The library of the University of Leiden (1610)Christophe Plantin worked here from 1583 to 1585.One day in July of 1601, in Florence, early in the morning, we imagine two men shaking hands, embracing and saying goodbye. Both knew it...
From: Conciatore on 6 Jun 2014

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