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Monthly Archives: December 2003

Jeanne-Marguerite de Montmorency

The contents of the book, Jeanne-Marguerite de Montmorency by Joseph Sigward, in the original French, are offered on this Web site. Jeanne-Marguerite de Montmorency (1646-1700), niece of the Prince of Condé, was destined for the life of King Louis XIV’s court, but she ran away, still a girl, giving up her family, her means of […]

Wisconsin hermits

The National Park Service (U.S.) has a couple of pages on historical hermits who lived on the remote Apostle Islands in Wisconsin, near Lake Superior. One was historically identified as William Wilson (http://www.nps.gov/apis/hermit.htm); the other was a Norwegian immigrant, John Nelson (http://www.nps.gov/apis/nelson.htm).

Chinese eremitism in art

By way of Australian National University comes an assembly by a faculty member of Northwestern University of several interesting images of eremitism from the the 14th-century Yuan period at http://vandyck.anu.edu.au/work/teach/context/faculty-web.at.nwu.edu/art-history/fraser/b40/Eremitism_in_Yuan_Painting.html.