Bernard COULIE. — L’orientalisme peut être considéré comme un des fleurons de l’université de Louvain…
 
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Leo KENIS. — The Catholic University of Louvain, restored in 1834, provided for a limited number of courses in oriental languages at the Faculty of Theology. From 1836 to 1875, these courses were given by the Dutch theologian Jan-Theodoor Beelen (1807-1884), professor of Sacred Scripture…
 
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Pierre-Maurice BOGAERT. — In the reviving Université catholique de Louvain (1835), the bishops of Belgium appointed to the chair of Biblical exegesis at the Faculty of Theology a Dutch priest, trained in philology according to the German scholarship, Jean-Théodore Beelen (1807-1884). He had to teach Biblical and rabbinic Hebrew, Biblical and talmudic Aramaic, Syriac and Arabic…
 
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Guillaume DUCŒUR. — Félix Nève (1816-1893) was a pioneer of Sanskrit studies, and Vedic studies in particular, at the University of Louvain, where he taught from 1841 after returning from a period of study in Paris with Eugène Burnouf. Despite the progress in Europe of critical research in the field of the history of religions of ancient India…
 
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Christophe VIELLE. — Indology is an ancient tradition at the University of Louvain. The first Sanskrit course in Belgium was initiated there in 1841 by Félix Nève (1816-1893), a teaching that Charles de Harlez (1832-1899) continued and developed from 1877 onwards…
 
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Andrea Barbara SCHMIDT, Lucas VAN ROMPAY. — The origin of Syriac studies in Louvain can be traced back to the work of Andreas Masius and to the printing house of Plantin in the 16th century, but it is only in the 19th century, with the appointment of Joannes Theodorus Beelen (1807-1884) to the chair of Sacred Scriptures (1936), that the foundation was laid for Syriac as an academic discipline…
 
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Christian CANNUYER. — After being initiated in 1891 by A. Hebbelynk at the School of Free Graduate Studies, the teaching of Coptic was incorporated three years later into the programm of the Faculty of Theology. In 1898, it became entrusted to P. Ladeuze, whose work on Pachomian cenobitism, favoring Coptic sources, quickly established itself and was brilliantly continued by L.-Th. Lefort…
 
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Johanne GARNY, Étienne VAN QUICKELBERGHE. — This article traces the history of teaching and research in Assyriology at the Catholic University of Louvain…
 
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Lambert ISEBAERT, Herman SELDESLACHTS. — xx…
 
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Willy F. VANDE WALLE. — In contrast to the study of the Ancient Near East and the Christian Orient, the study of the Far East was a relative newcomer at the University of Louvain. In spite of his pioneering research in Chinese and Manchu studies, De Harlez (1832-1899) could not give these disciplines a firm institutional foundation…
 
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Lucas VAN ROMPAY. — The first part of the paper highlights the contributions of Damião de Gόis (1502-1574) and Jacobus Wemmers (1598-1645), who may be considered forerunners of the academic study of Ethiopian Christianity…
 
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Bernard COULIE. — Armenian and Georgian studies, as well as Byzantine studies developed at the University of Louvain within the framework of studies on the Christian Orient. The first courses appear a little before the middle of the 19th century…
 
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Jan TAVERNIER. — This article discusses the history of Elamite studies at the University of Louvain. Within the research domain of Belgian Oriental Studies, the field of Elamite studies is the youngest one, as it only came into existence in 1976…
 
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Anne TIHON, Anne-Marie DOYEN-HIGUET. — This paper traces the history of the « Louvain School » specialized in the edition of ancient scientific texts, especially works written in Greek from the Hellenistic period to the end of the Byzantine Empire in the field of the exact sciences…
 
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Luc COURTOIS. — The present contribution is devoted to the figure of Paulin Ladeuze (1870-1940), whose orientalist activity took place in three stages : the doctorate at the Catholic University of Leuven, with a thesis in the field of oriental cenobitism (1892-1898) ; the professorship, during which the young researcher devoted himself mainly to patrology and neo-testamentary exegesis (1898-1909); and finally the rectorate…
 
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Andrea Barbara SCHMIDT. — Based on documents held at the university archives (Fonds Chabot) at UCLouvain, the article retraces the history of the beginning of the CSCO collection…
 
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Sophie MEUNIER. — The Orientalist section of the Arts and Letters Library of the UCLouvain was built thanks to the work of men and women who dedicated themselves to the University and its community. The history of the creation of its collections is traced here…
 
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Hendrik HAMEEUW, Jan TAVERNIER. — This article is a description of a digitalisation project (November 2013) of various ancient objects belonging to the collection of Musée L (Louvain-la-Neuve). Amongst the objects are cuneiform tablets dating from the Ur III period (c. 2100-2000 BCE)…
 
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Stéphanie ANTHONIOZ. — This paper examines the polemic against idolatry in the Hebrew Bible diachronically and comparatively, considering the Mesopotamian sources, re-evaluating them and, what is new, looking at and comparing ancient Greek sources…
 
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Mary R. BACHVAROVA. — The deity Appaluwa is added to the discussion of the origin of the Greek god Apollo alongside the Wilusan city god Appaliuna…
 
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Sana BALDÉ. — This study, constituting a contribution to the political-institutional history of the Greek cities of Asia Minor, analyses the role of the college of archons in the city of Synnada, particularly during the Roman period…
 
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Massimiliano CANUTI. — In this paper is proposed the indefinite pronoun « nobody » like translation of the Etruscan word enan
 
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Fabrice DE BACKER. — Thanks to the cross-study of different texts describing the royal funeral rituals during the Neo-Assyrian period, the archaeological evidences and the ethnographical comparisons, som different components of the embalming fluid can be identified…
 
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Fabrice DE BACKER. — Although the development of the Assyrian cavalry has often been the subject of much research, it is not the same for the precise identification of the horsemen who escort the Assyrian archers mounted on the bas-reliefs of Assurnasirpal II and of some of his successors…
 
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Clara DE PUTTER. — Harpocrates, the young son of Isis and Osiris (and later Serapis), is one of the most popular deities of Greco-Roman Egypt…
 
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Benjamin DIOUF. — The Greek historian Herodotus left some interesting and well-researched information about Libyan women during classical antiquity…
 
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Paul FONTAINE. — This article aims the ancient fortifications, looking at their monumentalisation and theatricality, using these modern concepts for better understandig of ancient practices…
 
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Mattias KARLSSON. — Relations between Egypt and Mesopotamia were particularly close in the seventh century BCE, when the Neo-Assyrian empire controlled Egypt for about a decade. This period of close relations is partly illuminated by onomastic evidence…
 
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Behrouz KHANMOHAMMADI, Roberto DAN. — This article discusses an important site located in north-western Iran, not far from the border between Iran and Turkey…
 
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Sara LOPEZ. — The ‘Au series’ is a restricted group of six Linear B tablets dated to the Late Bronze Age and found in households located immediately outside the walls surrounding the site of Mycenae. These documents, which bear lists of personnel…
 
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Giuseppe SAMO, Giuliano CARACCIOLO. — The goal of this paper is to offer a model to classify automatically Latin inscriptions on the basis of text-internal criteria…
 
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Zsolt SIMON. — The Ligyes mentioned by Herodotus in Anatolia is one of the forgotten unsolved problems of the ethnolinguistic history of Ancient Anatolia…
 
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Adolfo ZAVARONI. — The inscriptions on the Monte Ribone stone, on the Genoa loom weight and on the stele statues from Bigliolo and Filetto II were considered probably Etruscan, but a careful examination shows that they contain ligatures typical of the Ligurian writing…
 
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Jean-Marcel HUMBERT. — In French. — Why are Nefertiti and Tutankhamun so frequently used on Exlibris (bookplates), by almost unchanging representations?…
 
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Gaspard LESBÉGUERIS. — In French. — At the mention of Egyptianizing coats of arms, one might tend to quickly imagine them the result of the French campaign in Egypt and Syria (1798-1801). This was partly the case…
 
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Arnaud QUERTINMONT. — In French. — The ex-libris is by its function an intimate element. It gives us information about the sponsor, the owner and the artist who made it…
 
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Elsa RICKAL. — In French. — Among the many ex-libris devoted to Egypt, only some represent hieroglyphs, which serve various functions…
 
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Eugène WARMENBOL. — In French. — "Ancient Egypt" as a subject, be it in 19th century history painting or in contemporary comics (for adults), quite often has erotic connotations…
 
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Massimiliano CANUTI. — This paper tries to analyse the question of Etruscan interpretability by a epistemological and theoretical point of view…
 
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Roberto DAN. — The purpose of this article is to present and discuss a series of recent archaeological discoveries made in the territory that was controlled by the state of Bia/Urartu between the second half of the 9th and the second half of the 7th century BC…
 
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Fabrice DE BACKER. — The artefacts discovered in excavations, with the textual and visual evidence, provide the support for a series of deductions on the manufacture of a scale-armour…
 
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Fabrice DE BACKER. — This paper deals with the recruitment and training of the Neo-Assyrian troops between the 8th and the 7th century B.C. for a short military campaign. The basics of the military planning for the operations and of the warfare intruction provided to the troops at their « Boot Camp » will be reviewed according to the sources available at hand…
 
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Arnaud DELANOY. — This article proposes a Semitic-based interpretation for Iberian texts, that remain still obscure to this day. Some older results obtained by the combinatorial method are also reused…
 
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Mayoro DIA, Benjamin DIOUF. — The stories of Egyptian and Greek mythologies are very enticing and very instructive…
 
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Stefania DI CARLO. — Outside the edifice, dating back to the year 1000, one can see traces of the ancient city of Palma and its “ager”…
 
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Mattias KARLSSON. — This paper focuses on how Asia and Asiatics are portrayed in historically oriented Kushite royal inscription, thus taking into account the great impact Asia in general and Assyria specifically had on the Kushite state…
 
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Ergün LAFLI, Maurizio BUORA. — In this paper we present discussions on archaeological authenticity in Turkey, advanced both from scholarly as well as popular scientific point of views…
 
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Gérard LAMBIN. — What is a god, what is the divine for Aristotle? But above all, is it allowed to speak of an Aristotelian theology and a first divine Motor?…
 
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Marcel MEULDER. — The Hellenistic poet Euphorion of Chalkis evokes the horses from Asbotos, which allow the soothsayer Amphiaraos to withdraw the disaster of the Seven Chiefs in front of Thebes…
 
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Rostislav ORESHKO. — The present paper explores the evidence of the Hieroglyphic-Luwian inscription PORSUK from ethnolinguistic, epigraphic and historical perspectives…
 
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Marta PALLAVIDINI. — In the field of Hittitology, the interconnection between the figure of the king and the institution that he represents has not been studied adequately…
 
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