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NOTES AND NEWS
The author of the first article in the present issue of the REVIEW, M. Henri Hauser, is a chargé de cours at the University of Clermont, France.
Dr. William Kingsford died at Ottawa on September 29. Born in 1819, he spent his earlier life in the army, in journalism, and in surveying. His History of Canada, of which the first volume appeared in 1887, while the tenth (1836-1841) appeared during the year 1898, was not without evidences of the lack of special historical training in earlier life, yet has deserved much respect for laborious research and other solid excellences.
The American Historical Association holds its annual meeting at New Haven, on December 28, 29 and 30. The president is Professor George Park Fisher of Yale University; Professor E. G. Bourne of the same university is chairman of the committee on the programme.
Professor Charles Foster Kent of Brown University and Professor Frank K. Sanders of Yale are to edit the Historical Series for Bible Students, a collection of small volumes intended to serve as popular yet scholarly guides to the study of the history, the literature, and teaching of the Old and New Testaments, and of the contemporary history and literature. The series is to be published by Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons. The first two volumes of Professor Kent's History of the Hebrew People, which have already appeared, will constitute the first two volumes. of the series. Others announced as in preparation are volumes on the history of the Jewish people in the Babylonian, Persian, and Greek periods by Professor Kent; on the Maccabean and Roman periods by Professor J. S. Riggs of Auburn Theological Seminary; on the Egyptians by Professor J. H. Breasted of Chicago University; on the Babylonians and Assyrians by Professor George S. Goodspeed of the same university; on the life of Jesus by Professor Rush Rhees of Newton Theological Seminary; on the Apostolic Age by Professor George T. Purves of Princeton Theological Seminary; and two volumes of outlines for the study of Biblical history and literature by Professor Sanders.
The New England History Teachers' Association met at Boston on October 15. Professor William MacDonald, chairman of a committee on text-books, presented a report on text-books of American history, which has been printed in the Educational Review for December. A report on the new Harvard entrance requirements in American history was presented by Mr. R. G. Huling, chairman of another committee. Addresses were delivered on lessons which history has to teach to the American people.
Professor William Cunningham of Trinity College, Cambridge, whose engagement at Harvard College from February to June has been mentioned in these pages, expects during the present year to complete the second part of his Essay on Western Civilization in its Economic Aspects.
M. E. Revillout has published (Paris, Maisonneuve, pp. 163) the first volume of a treatise on Les Actions Publiques et Privées en Droit Egyptien.
The Palestine Exploration Fund has brought out, in a volume of 390 pages, an account by the American archaeologist Dr. Frederic J. Bliss of Excavations at Jerusalem, 1894-1897, chiefly conducted by him. The book is illustrated by plans and drawings by Mr. Archibald Campbell Dickie. The Quarterly Statement of the Fund for October contains a plan of the Lower Pool of Gihon by Baurath Schick, maps of the vicinity of Hebron and Jaffa, and photographs of Petra. Dr. Bliss resumes his work by excavations at Tell es Sâfi, a possible site of ancient Gath.
Dr. T. Witton Davies, professor at the Bangor Baptist College, Wales, has published through Messrs. James Clark and Co. a volume on Magic, Divination and Demonology among the Hebrews and their Neighbors, including an Examination of Biblical References and of the Biblical Terms.
In the Jahresbericht of the Humboldt Gymnasium at Berlin, for Easter 1898, Dr. S. Herrlich has an instructive monograph on Epidaurus, eine antike Heilstätte, in which the whole history of that town and its antiquities are surveyed, in the light of the excavations of Kavvadias and Staïs and of original investigations by the author. The cult of Asklepios naturally forms an important part of the subject-matter.
An important monograph in the field of Grecian historical geography, Aetolia, its Geography, Topography, and Antiquities, by Mr. William J. Woodhouse, F. R. G.S., abundantly illustrated with maps and reproductions of photographs, has been published by the Clarendon Press.
A translation of Boissier's Roman Africa is soon to be brought out by Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Under the title The Romans on the Riviera and the Rhone, the Macmillan Company publish a historical sketch of the Roman conquest and occupation of Liguria and Narbonensis by W. H. Bullock Hall, F. R. G.S.
Noteworthy articles in periodicals: M. Winternitz, Witchcraft in Ancient India (New World, September); M. Clerc, De la Condition des Étrangers domiciliés dans les différentes Cités Grecques (Revue des Universités du Midi, IV. 2); B. I. Wheeler, Alexander the Great (Century, November, December); B. W. Henderson, The Campaign of the Metaurus, II. (English Historical Review, October).
EARLY CHURCH HISTORY.
In the Catholic University Bulletin for October Professor T. J. Shahan, D.D., has an article, the first of a series, on the Study of Church History.
The Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte, XIX. 1, contains a bibliography of publications in ecclesiastical history which appeared between July 1, 1897, and July 1, 1898.
Noteworthy articles in periodicals: V. Ermoni, L'Histoire du Baptême, depuis l'Édit de Milan jusqu'au Concile in Trullo (Revue des Questions Historiques, October); The History of the Roman Breviary (Church Quarterly Review, July).
A young Belgian scholar, M. G. des Marez, has made an important contribution both to the history of medieval municipalities and to the social history of Flanders, by a volume entitled Étude sur la Propriété Foncière dans les Villes du Moyen Age et spécialement en Flandre (Ghent, the University, pp. 392).
Noteworthy articles in periodicals: K. Breysig, Gottfried von Bouillon vor dem Kreuzzuge (Westdeutsche Zeitschrift, XVII. 2); J. Declareuil, Les Preuves Judiciaires dans le Droit Franc du V au VIII® Siècle, I. (Nouvelle Revue Historique de Droit, XXII. 2); M. Dieulafoy, La Château Gaillard et l'Architecture Militaire au XIII Siècle (Mémoires de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, XXXVI. 1); J. Hansen, Inquisition und Hexenverfolgung im Mittelalter (Historische Zeitschrift, LXXXI. 3).
The British Government has published an additional volume of the Calendar of the Close Rolls for Edward III. (1330-1333); Vol IX. (1592-1603) of Mr. Horatio F. Brown's Calendar of State Papers, Venetian; the thirtieth report of the Deputy-Keeper of the Records for Ireland; Vol. IV. (1694-1702) of the English Army Lists; a report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission on the manuscripts of the Duke of Somerset, of the Marquis of Ailesbury, and of the Rev. Sir S. H. G. Puleston, Bart.; and a volume (1540-1541) of the Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII.
Professor Charles Gross, of Harvard University, hopes to publish next autumn his long-expected book on the Sources and Literature of English History.
A new edition of Bale's Index Britanniae Scriptorum, edited by Dr. Reginald Lane Poole and Miss Mary Bateson, is announced for issue in the series of Anecdota Oxoniensia.
Professor Frederic W. Maitland has published through Messrs. Methuen a volume of six essays (pp. 192) on Roman Canon Law in the Church of England.
In the Ex Libris Series Messrs. Bell and Company are to issue a volume on the Bayeux tapestry, fully illustrated and furnished with historical notes by Mr. Frank R. Fowke, of the Science and Art Department at South Kensington.
Rev. Dr. Edward L. Cutts has finished a volume entitled Parish Priests and their People in the Middle Ages in England. It is illustrated with photographic reproductions of illuminations from various manuscripts dealing with ecclesiastical ceremonies and clerical costumes, and is published by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (pp. xvii, 519).
Father A. Hamy, in his Entrevue de François Premier avec Henry VIII. à Boulogne-sur-Mer en 1532 (Paris, Gougy, pp. 212, cccclviii) makes an important contribution to the history of the Divorce.
The second volume of the Calendar of the Records of the Inner Temple, embracing the period from 1603 to 1660, has been issued by that society. with an extensive introduction by Mr. Inderwick.
The Scottish History Society has published the first volume of the Diplomatic Correspondence of Jean de Montereul and the Brothers De Bellièvre, French Ambassadors in England and Scotland, 1645–1648, reproduced from the archives of the French Foreign Office and edited by Mr. J. G. Fotheringham. The present volume consists chiefly of the letters. of Montereul to Mazarin and casts much light upon the negotiations between the French, the Scots, and Charles I., which resulted in the King's joining the Scottish army.
The ninth volume of Mr. H. B. Wheatley's edition of Pepys is devoted to a minute index ; but Mr. Wheatley adds a tenth and supplementary volume of Pepysiana, containing chapters of a general nature upon the Pepys family, London and the navy in Pepys's time, his personal characteristics, his will, his cypher, etc.
Mr. Edwin Hodder has edited from journals and papers placed in his hands by Miss Adelaide Gouger The Founding of South Australia, as recorded in the Journals of Mr. Robert Gouger, First Colonial Secretary, who co-operated with Wakefield and Torrens in the establishment of the colony.
The autobiography and memoirs of Dr. Charles Merivale, dean of Ely and historian of the Roman Empire, have lately been privately printed at the Oxford University Press. They have been edited by Miss Judith Merivale.
Mr. W. P. Reeves, agent-general for New Zealand, is at work upon a life of the late Sir George Grey, Mr. John Morley upon the authorized biography of Gladstone.
The Scottish Text Society will publish during the year 1899 an edition of the chronicles of Robert Lindsay, of Pitscottie, containing the first accurate text, from the best manuscripts, and additional matter unprinted hitherto, relating to the years from 1565 to 1575. The new edition is to be edited by Mr. Æneas Mackay, Q. C., sheriff of Fife and Kinross.
The Société Jersiaise has begun the publication of the Actes des États de l'Ile de Jersey, under the editorial care of Mr. J. Messervy. The re
cords, it should seem, have a certain interest for students of the history of the American colonies. The two volumes now published extend from 1524 to 1605.
Noteworthy articles in periodicals: Sir H. H. Howorth, The Beginnings of Wessex (English Historical Review, October); Sir F. Pollock, English Law before the Norman Conquest (Law Quarterly Review, July); E. Bishop, English Medieval Institutes of Cathedral Canons (Dublin Review, July); R. Aitken, The Knight Templars in Scotland (Scottish Review, July); George Savile, Lord Halifax (Edinburgh Review, October); J. G. Alger, The British Colony at Paris (English Historical Review, October); Memoirs of Henry Reeve (Edinburgh Review, October).
The latest addition to the list of historical journals is one entitled Souvenirs et Mémoires, edited by P. Bonnefon and published at Paris by L. Gougy. It is to be devoted, as the name implies, to biographical materials-memoirs, autobiographical pieces, correspondence, etc. The first number, that for July 15, contained memoirs of Madame d'Épinay, letters of Carnot and Berthier, and a narrative by Dumouriez of his mission to Poland.
The French government intends, as a part of its celebration of the year 1900, to issue a history of French printing in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by A. Claudin, which will be produced by the Imprimerie Nationale in the most perfect manner and will be supplemented with 1200 plates of reproductions from rare books.
The Bulletin Historique du Protestantisme Français for the months from April to July contains, a varied assortment of articles commemorating, from one point of view or another, the tercentenary of the Edict of Nantes.
M. F. Masson continues his studies of the Bonapartes by a volume entitled Napoléon et sa Famille, 1802-1805 (Paris, Ollendorff), full of the same elements of interest as his previous volumes.
Abbe Casteig's La Défense d'Huningue en 1815 et le Général Barbanègre (Paris, Berger-Levrault, pp. 138), though by an ecclesiastic, is commended as an excellent piece of military history and of research, by which the points most disputed with reference to the celebrated siege have been perhaps finally settled.
In the Revue des Deux Mondes for June 15, July 1 and 15, M. Ernest Daudet, making use of the papers of the Duc Decazes, prints three important articles on that minister and Louis XVIII.
Le Maréchal Canrobert; Souvenirs d'un Siècle, by Germain Bapst (Vol. I., Paris, Plon, pp. 560) is a memoir of an unusual type. Though in a sense it emanates from the marshal, it was not written by him. It was M. Bapst's practice to visit him almost every afternoon, and in the