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Chris Schabel

The beautiful Latin MS 198 of the John Rylands Library preserves one of two currently known manuscript copies of the Servite Lorenzo Opimo of Bologna’s Scriptum on the Sentences, the only such text by a Servite that survives. In 1494, the Chapter General of the Servite Order made Lorenzo the order’s teaching doctor, since the representatives declared that his work, primarily his questions on the Sentences, would be required reading for Servite students and masters of theology. No doubt as a result, Lorenzo’s Scriptum was printed in Venice in 1532. To most medieval intellectual historians, the printing, the author, and even the religious order are virtually unknown. This two-part article puts this unique text in its doctrinal and institutional context. Part I argues that Lorenzo delivered his Sentences lectures at the University of Paris in 1370–71, presents and analyses the tradition of the three textual witnesses, and offers a question list.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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Barry Reay
Nina Attwood

In Paris from 1953 to 1966, Maurice Girodias, his Olympia Press and their collection of writers produced a steady stream of English-language erotic and pornographic literature, just under two hundred titles in all. This was a ‘combine’, wrote Gershon Legman, ‘involving dozens of young hack writers … churning out their 250-page manuscripts to feed Girodias’ and his distributor Barney Rosset/Grove Press’ almost weekly need for pornographic one-hand readers and paperbound fuck-books’. 1 Legman saw them as the

in Dirty books
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David Ranc

141 Paris Saint-Germain* Introduction Compared to the fervour that is common in England and Scotland, the support that French clubs receive may give the impression of being subdued. For Alfred Wahl, this comparative lack of backing originates in different sociability uses (centred around the café, rather than the stadium) and the extended offer of leisure activities after 1945.1 All the attention on the lower attendance figures should not conceal the real trend since the beginning of the 1970s of a long-term increase in the number of spectators attending

in Foreign players and football supporters
Haute couture and design management in the postwar era
Véronique Pouillard

World War II had turned the fashion world upside down. For the first time, international buyers stopped going to Paris. Under the German occupation from 14 June 1940 to 24 August 1944, the world centre of women’s fashions was cut off from all Allied countries, and from a good share of its buyers. In the meanwhile, New York took the leadership. In the spring of 1940, the Germans had not yet entered Paris, but the situation was clear. Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York City, was invited to speak at a luncheon of the New York Fashion Group, an influential

in European fashion
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Justin A Joyce
Douglas Field
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Dwight A McBride
James Baldwin Review
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DJ Paulette

If there was ever a crystal-ball moment, then eating hash cakes as I took a night-time taxi tour through the rainy streets of Paris and getting starry eyed with my friend Sam Pow would be it. Sam and I had escaped from the 1997 Mercury Records Christmas do with our French Franc-filled expenses envelopes – we wanted to see the city, not sit in a bar drinking cocktails. Our tour ended with us taking two memorable shots – one of me in my Big Bird yellow puffer coat standing in front of the Louvre Pyramid. The other

in Welcome to the club
James Crossland

slaughter before the panicked mass of generals, government officials and other well-to-dos of Paris. Stoic in the face of a hundred shocked expressions, Napoleon and Eugénie continued calmly up the stairs to their private box, ‘preserving their coolness’ and taking their seats if it were any other night at the opera. As a court-friendly chronicler would later recall, Napoleon, having conveyed ‘no anxiety except to care for those who are wounded’ before entering the building, was now resolved to lead his terrified people

in The rise of devils
Sabine Barles
André Guillerme

2  The intestinal labours of Paris Sabine Barles and André Guillerme After 1760, the flatulence of the capital became increasingly noticeable – evidence of a putrid fermentation which was spreading and intensifying. Paris stank of nitrate, while London gave off the sulphurous vapours of an infernal city. As Paris became more crowded, London sprawled. Here they wallowed in damp and vapours, there they coughed and choked in coal smoke: Paris clutched at its belly, London held its breath. Paris was constantly foul-smelling, although more or less critically so

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
Stadia, urban planning and the 1924 Olympics
Robert W. Lewis

15 1 A ‘grand stade’ for Paris: stadia, urban planning and the 1924 Olympics In March 1922, the Paris municipal council debated a measure to grant a ten-​million franc subsidy for the construction of a new 100,000-​seat stadium in the south-​west corner of Paris, destined to serve as the principal site for the upcoming 1924 Olympic Games. The advocates of the project, notably the members of the French Olympic Committee (Comité Olympique Français, or COF) and their allies on the municipal council, argued that a monumental grand stade would boost the prestige of

in The stadium century
Dafydd W. Jones

70 The fictions of Arthur Cravan 3 j To be an American in Paris If poverty would one day be remembered as a luxury in Montparnasse, when Fabian arrived in Paris in early 1909, the district in the city’s 14th arrondissement was poised to become the centre to which the intellectual and artistic population would increasingly migrate in escaping the ‘fake artists, eccentric industrialists, and devil-may-care opium smokers’ of Montmartre.1 Montparnasse had been developed only since the second half of the nineteenth century and was, as a result, very different in

in The fictions of Arthur Cravan