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Lexica Jesuitica: Missioner Dictionaries of Madagascar

The Burns Library¬†owns copies of the three earliest French-Malagasy dictionaries, dating from 1853, 1888, and 1899. These three volumes uniquely document the histories of Madagascans and their changing place in the world during the turbulent decades of the late 19th … Continue reading

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Prism of Russia: Cornelis de Bruyn and Robert G. Latham

Cornelis de Bruyn’s Russia Often, the images brought back by famous travelers like Cornelis de Bruyn and published in their travel accounts would be the only exposure the average person would have to vast expanses of the globe.¬† While not … Continue reading

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History Students Create Maps Exhibit with Burns Library Books

Maps are all around us. A map of campus orients the visitor to Boston College; an old map of Boston hangs in a gilt frame; and, increasingly, a map on a handheld device points to a coffee spot, a concert … Continue reading

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