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Stephen Murray

American scholar of Gothic architecture. He majored in classics at Yale University and served in the US Army in Europe (1945–6), where he encountered the great monuments of Gothic architecture. He completed his doctoral degree at Yale, also studying medieval architecture and archaeology at the Ecole des Chartes and the Institut d’Art et Archéologie in Paris, and engaging in excavations at Bourges Cathedral (...

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Leslie Bussis Tait

American art dealers of Hungarian birth, active also in France. Joseph Brummer (b Zombor, Hungary (now Sombor, Serbia), 1883; d New York, 14 April 1947) trained as a sculptor, studying under Auguste Rodin (1840–1917). In 1906 he gave up his own practice to open a gallery in Paris. His brother Ernest Brummer (...

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Joseph R. Kopta

American architectural historian. Conant was the leading 20th-century American architectural historian specializing in Romanesque architecture, and was the primary archaeologist of the monastic complex at Cluny. He earned his degrees from Harvard, including a BA in Fine Arts in 1915, an MArch. in 1919, and a PhD with a dissertation on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, supervised by ...

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Centre for the study of the humanities founded in 1929 by the University of St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto and the Congregation of the Priests of St Basil. The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) is the oldest humanities research institute in Canada. The founders, who included Etienne Gilson from the Sorbonne and the Collège de France, planned an institution that would provide the essential resources for scholarly research and publication, attract research scholars, and offer advanced training at the graduate level particularly in palaeography and codicology, as well as medieval philosophy and theology....