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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Virginie ALAVOINE, Johannes DEN HEIJER. — This paper concerns the contribution of Professor Jacques Ryckmans to the domain of studies and research on Ancient Arabia…
 
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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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