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Henri Grégoire Papers

 

Repository: Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Washington, D.C.

Call Number: Byzantine Studies/Henri Grégoire Papers

Location: Archives 058, Byzantine Studies Vertical Files

Name of Creator(s): Albert M. Friend; Henri Grégoire; Paul J. Sachs; John S. Thacher

Title:  Henri Grégoire Papers

Inclusive Date:  ca. 1939, 1941, 1944, 1946, and 1964.

Language(s):  English, French

Quantity: 3 series housed in 3 folders

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Acquisition Information: These papers came to the Dumbarton Oaks Archives in 1999.

Processing Information: These papers were inventories by James N. Carder in 1999 and processed by Mary Ferranti in 2013.

Terms of Use and Access: These papers can be used for research and publication purposes.

Physical Access: An appointment is required for access to these papers. For appointment and queries contact James N. Carder, Archivist, carderj@doaks.org.

Preferred Citation: Henri Grégoire Papers, Dumbarton Oaks Archives. Courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

Henri Grégoire (1881–1964) was a Belgian Byzantine historian. He was professor of history at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and in 1938, he taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where he remained during the Second World War, teaching at the École libre des hautes etudes at the New School. During 1938–39, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss invited Grégoire to lecture at Dumbarton Oaks (“Constantine and his Period as seen in the Monuments”). In 1941, he gave four lectures at Dumbarton Oaks: “On the Eve of the Crucades: The Chanson de Roland and Byzantium,” The Greek Schism and its Political Implications," "The Norman Plan of Conquest of Constantinople and the Fourth Crusade," and "The Greek Reaction after 1204." "On the Eve of the Crusades" was delivered at Dumbarton Oaks on March 7, 1941. Grégoire died in Brussels on September 28, 1964.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Henri Grégoire Papers contain correspondence, a ca. 1939 typescript of notes for a lecture, “Constantine and his Period as seen in his Monuments,” typescripts for four lectures: “On the Eve of the Crucades: The Chanson de Roland and Byzantium,” The Greek Schism and its Political Implications," "The Norman Plan of Conquest of Constantinople and the Fourth Crusade," and "The Greek Reaction after 1204." "On the Eve of the Crusades"and miscellaneous papers. See also: Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev (1867–1953): Research Papers.

 

Collection Inventory and Description

Series 1: Henri Grégoire Papers: Correspondence and Miscellaneous

Correspondents:

Albert M. Friend (1946)

Henri Grégoire (1941–1944)

Paul J. Sachs (1941)

John S. Thacher (1944)

Miscellaneous:

Mortimer Graves, "Memorandum on Employment of Professor Henri Grégoire of the University of Brussels," undated, typescript;

Memorandum for Professor Sachs, undated, typescript;

Grégoire address in New York City;

Invoice, May 28, 1946;

Check stub, 1946;

Mediaeval Academy of America, Grégoire's death announcement, 1964.

Series 2: Henri Grégoire Papers: Lecture Notes

A ca. 1939 typescript of notes for a lecture, “Constantine and his Period as seen in his Monuments” 2 copies.

Series 3: Henri Grégoire Papers: Four Lectures on the "Political and Religious Relations between the Byzantine Empire and Western Europe (XIXIII Centuries)"

Typescript of “On the Eve of the Crusades: The Chanson de Roland and Byzantium”

Typescript of "The Greek Schism and its Political Implications"

Typescript of "The Norman Plan of Conquest of Constantinople and the Fourth Crusade"

Typescript of "The Greek Reaction after 1204"

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